Nadi Astrology is a form of Dharma astrology practiced in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and adjacent regions in India. Basically, the Nadi palm leaves are located based on the thumb impressions (right for men, left for women). There are 150 Nadi’s in a sign; each sign is 30 degrees of the zodiac 360. Twelve signs of zodiac are grouped into three categories: Movable (Chara), Fixed (Sthira) and Dual (Dvisvabhava) signs. The phraseology of 150 Nadis is distinctive to each of these three types of signs. There are 1,800 Nadis in 360 degrees. Numbers and names of Nadi’s are similar among all four Chara signs. Among all four Sthira signs, numbers and names of Nādis are alike, but numbering is peculiar from those in Chara and Dvisvabhava signs. Further, numbering of Nadi’s in all four Dvisvabhava signs are similar among themselves, but different from Chara or Sthira signs.
Nadi texts utilize the concept of Nadi as the fundamental unit for foresight. That is why they are called “Nadi amshas“. Nadi leaves were not only utilized for herbal and medicinal purposes but also used for future prediction. The foredoom written on the leaf is in form of poems in ancient Tamil, same as the language used in ancient temple of Tamil Nadu.
The fundamental procedure of these Nadi or Samhita scripts have never been illustrated in these texts, hence astrologers are restricted to predict only what they already retained, and are dumb-founded when they do not possess the needed leaf about some specific person.
When predictions are based on Nadi’s in which ancestors and planets are placed; it refers the combined finalization of all sixteen divisional charts are being told. Hence, Nadi Astrology is the most explained and accurate method. But it requires highly exact birth time, and it also necessitates knowledge of genuine Nadi texts, most of which are undeclared, and the guardians do not allow others to see the manuscripts. The same is the case with Samhita scripts in North India, such as Bhrigu Samhita or Ravana Samhita.
Here are a few truths about Nadi Astrology that you must know –
- Nadi Astrology originates from Souther India and several leaves were found to be preserved in the Saraswati Mahal Library in Tanjore, Tamil Nadu. Many Brahmin astrology communities are known to possess these leaves as well. Some of these bundles are ‘exported’ to cities in other parts of India like Delhi, Mumbai, etc on a temporary, rotating basis. Most original Nadi centres are in remote rural interiors of Tamil Nadu where Hindi or even English is understood very little and access is difficult for common people, etc.
- Nadi Astrology gives details of one’s past very correctly including personal details but is inaccurate about future. This is because complete future is known to God alone! No branch of astrology can foretell future that is 100% correct. Therefore, expecting this is foolish. Rishis who wrote on the Nadi leaves were known have had visions about a person in detail ‘till that person approaches a nadi leaf reader and gets his past, present decoded’. Future life of that person was written broadly and in advisory capacity. Remedies (called parihar) to offset/minimize evils are given more importance. These rishis wanted that when a person gets his leaf read, gets his future brief and then performs remedies.
- Chances of locating ‘your’ leaf are 10%. Yes. For a customer who wants to get his future read, this answer is probably 10-15% as one nadi centre cannot keep lakhs of prints. However, we have an-India network with most genuine Nadi centres and chances of locating your leaf are probably 70-80%.