Fortune reading by using on the Naadi shastram

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 Since time, space and man are factors of impermanence, nobody should acknowledge astrological predictions as representations of the truth. In any event, astrological predictions cannot be 100 per cent accurate. Astrologers find that the main drawback in the system is that it does not lend for accuracy of future predictions, although more precision is feasible in recounting past events.

Under the system there are a number of schools of thought such as: Agasthi, Kulippani, Vishvamithra, Kaaka Bhujanga, Vashista, Siva Kusuma, and Nandi. Out of these scriptures which are in Sanskrit, the North Indian Brigu system is the most famous.

Logical thinking 

“Philosophical sciences” such as astrology, palmistry, as well as light reading, continue to exist because of man’s inherent anxiety to know facts that cannot be perceived with the aid of the five senses or conceived through intelligent and logical thinking.

Horoscopes identify the planetary positions at the time of the birth of an individual and predictions are made by calculating the periods of Dasas and Maha Dasas at a given time. Palmistry is based on lines on the palms of an individual. Unlike the “Naadi” system both these systems are less mysterious in character. Through the Naadi system it is possible to establish the planetary positions at the time of birth etc. and draw up a horoscope.

But a practitioner of Naadi can also establish the same information by merely examining the thumb of the right palm of the individual.

There is a tendency for our people to accept anything that is foreign-a state of affairs which stand to the great advantage of Naadi fortune tellers.

The very term ‘fortune telling’ according to the Naadi system has now caught the market and the attention of those who make predictions by reading horoscopes. These commonly found astrologers deceive their customers by simply introducing themselves as Naadi fortune tellers.


The ancient Rishis who made use of astrological knowledge, they had gathered over long years in order to predict a person’s fate, did not create a special system identified as a Naadi Theory of fortune telling.
Today, not only in India, but also in our own country, the Naadi Theory has become a lucrative trade.

Thamil Nadu is a land famous for Naadi fortune tellers and in the Tamil language, the word Naadi means search. (However, according to some scholars, it means ‘pulse’.)


                    The horoscope is divided under 12 or 13 classifications as fortunes predicted in Naadi folios. As an introduction, the first volume speaks of the name and description of the parents of the subject. The second volume is concerned with the wealth, eye sight , speech, education and the family members of the subject concerned. The third governs the subject’s courage, achievements, victories and brothers. The fourth volume deals with the mother, property, vehicles and fortunes of the subject. The fifth is for lotteries, creations, and children. The sixth is about health, enemies and litigation while the 7th deals mainly with marriage. The eighth speaks of accidents, obstacles and losses. The ninth is about the father, divine mercy and spiritual life. The 10th is for occupation and social status. The 11th is about gains, a second marriage and assets, while the 12th speaks of losses, re-birth, emigration and heaven. Volume 13 speaks exclusively about planetary ill-effects and esoteric rituals.

According to the opinion of some researchers, “Naadi” folios cannot be older than 500 years. There is a belief that King Safogie who reigned in Thanjori in the 16th century took many “Naadi” folios into his custody. According to that belief, after the domination of Thanjori by the British imperialist, the British had auctioned these folios. At this auction, the folios were purchased by an Indian nobleman by the name of Sachithanandan. When Sachithanandan died, his children inherited the folios.

Inherent weakness 

The main inherent weakness in fortune telling under the Naadi system is that predictions with regard to the future are not found to be as accurate as the interpretation of events in the past of a person’s life. In this situation, there is a legendary belief that these conditions of uncertainty and credibility of readings are due to a curse made by Goddess Parvathie at a conference with the Rishis in the distant past.
Source (Lanka Library Forum).