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Agathiyar

Nādi Astrology (nāḍi jyotiṣa) is a form of Hindu astrology practiced in Tamil
Nadu, Kerala and adjacent regions in India. It is based on the belief that the
past, present and the future lives of all humans were foreseen by Hindu sages
in ancient time.

Contents

1 History
2 Theory
3 Beliefs
3.1 Brahma
3.2 Athma
3.3 Navagrahas and siddars
3.4 Types
4 Research
5 Naadi astrology in popular culture
6 References
7 Bibliography

History

In Tamil Nadu, the texts are mainly written in Vatteluttu, which is an ancient
Tamizh (Tamil) script. They were written by a Rishi called Agathiyar who had a
highly developed consciousness. These ancient records of providence were
made famous by practitioners around the Vaitheeswaran Temple in the state
of Tamil Nadu. First, the Naadi palm leaves are located based on the thumb
impressions (right for men, left for women).[1]

These Naadi leaves were initially stored in the premises of Thanjavur's
Saraswati Mahal Library in Tamil Nadu. The British colonialists later showed
interest in the Naadi leaves concerned with herbs and medicine, future
prediction, etc. Some leaves got destroyed, and the remaining were
auctioned during the British Raj (rule). These Nadi leaves were obtained by
the families of astrologers at the Vaitheeswaran Temple and have been
passed down the years from one generation to the other.[2]

There is also another set of astrologers claiming that the content written in
the palm leaf is conversation between Shiva and Parvathi. This is called
"Shiva nadi josiyam".
Theory

The basic concept of Nadi Astrology is "Nadi" (nāḍi). There are 150 Nādis in a
sign or Rāshi (Rāsi); one sign is 30 degrees of the zodiac 360. Twelve signs of
zodiac are grouped into three categories: Movable (Chara), Fixed (Sthira) and
Dual (Dvisvabhāva) signs. The nomenclature of 150 Nādis is peculiar to each
of these three types of signs. There are 1,800 Nādis in 360 degrees. Numbers
and names of Nādis are identical among all four Chara signs. Among all four
Sthira signs, numbers and names of Nādis are identical, but numbering is
different from those in Chara and Dvisvabhāva signs. Similarly, numbering of
Nādis in all four Dvisvabhāva signs are identical among themselves, but
different from Chara or Sthira signs. For instance, the first Nādi in Chara signs
such as Aries is Vasudhā Nādi, but in Sthira signs the order is reversed and
Vasudhā is 150th Nādi. In Dvisvabhāva signs such as Gemini, Vasudhā is 76th
Nādi; that is, from the middle of 150. Thus, there are 450 distinctive names
and numbers in the full zodiac. Nādi texts use this concept of Nādi as the
basic unit for prediction. That is why they are called "Nādi amshas".

Chandra Kalā Nadi, which is also known as Deva Keralam, was published by
Sagar Publications in 1992, edited and translated into English by R
Santhanam. It is a compilation of over 82 hundred verses by Achyut of Kerala,
that is why it is called "Deva Keralam". But its original kernel was Chandra
Kalā Nādi, which has not been preserved as a separate text. Deva Keralam
has borrowed many non-Nādi concepts also in order to make the book fuller,
but it preserves the gist of Nādi astrology. However, there are many different
trends in Nādi Astrology which are not present in Deva Keralam. There are
Nādi texts named after planets, such as Guru Nādi or Shukra Nādi, and there
are voluminous unpublished texts like Dhruva Nādi. The palm leaves in Tamil
Nādu temples use a style different from that of Deva Keralam, and the Tamil
method of Nādi Astrology is paralleled by Bhrigu Samhitā in North India,
which has been published in part, but many spurious publications in the
name of Bhrigu Samhitā have also appeared in the market.

The basic methodology of these Nādi or Samhitā texts have never been
described in these texts, hence astrologers can predict only what they
already possess, and are dumb-founded when they do not possess the
required leaf about some particular person. The most fundamental trait of
Nādi texts is Nādi, which is actually a sum total of all divisions of a sign
caused by sixteen divisional charts (shodasha vargas) described in texts like
BPHS (Brihat Parāshara Horā Shāstra). 135 divisions out of total 285 are
repeated in other divisionals; hence there are exactly 150 distinctive divisions
of a sign. But these divisions are unequal; largest division being of half a
degree, and the smallest division is 36th part of a degree. Another school of
thought assumes that all 150 divisions are equal; the value being 12 minutes
(arc) in length.[3]

When predictions are based on Nādis in which ascendant and planets are
placed; it means the combined results of all sixteen divisional charts are
being told. Hence, Nādi Astrology is the most detailed and accurate method.
But it requires highly precise birth time, and it also requires knowledge of
genuine Nādi texts, most of which are unpublished, and the custodians do not
allow others to see the manuscripts. The same is the case with Samhitā texts
in North India, such as Bhrigu Samhitā or Rāvana Samhitā.
Beliefs
Brahma

In ancient history, this universe and earth were created by the cosmic God of
Knowledge, Sri Brahma, who is a higher consciousness of every human being,
and the entire universe is controlled by three powerful cosmic Gods, as the
Trimurti (Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh).
Athma

Athman is the 'real' you with no body, no mind or no desire. Athman is
immortal, and characterises the real you. Changes apply only to the physical
bodies. Common stages are birth, childhood, teenage, adulthood, oldage, and
death. The real you (the Athma) then enters into a different body depending
on your Karma and takes form relative to the good or bad deeds you have
done. Athman can neither be created nor destroyed. Athman manifests in a
physical body as per applicable karmas.

In Karmic terms, a transition like this is like a person working in an
organisation getting promoted when he or she works sincerely, honestly and
efficiently, or demoted if he or she is a bad worker.

Naadii Astrology is like a mirror of your karmas in the previous birth(s). While
this is not entirely accurate, for simplicity's sake, let's say there are two
options associated with your Karma. You either live out your mistakes or you
can overcome them by performing corrective actions in a proactive manner this goes for all living beings.[4]
Navagrahas and siddars

All beings, irrespective of species, nationality, religion, social class,
aggressiveness, etc., are controlled by the Navagrahas (nine houses or
planets). The Navagrahas are very sincere in their duties as cosmic public
servants and never deviate in performing their duties. They cannot be bribed.
They affect individual beings as well as entire societies as per the Karma
(thoughts, words and deeds of beings in this world as well as other worlds)
applicable. The current life path of a person is determined by past Karma. For
example, if a person is blessed with wealth in this birth, then it implies this
person has done many punyas (activities that resulted in good Karma) in
his/her previous births and he/she is enjoying the benefits of it in this birth. It
is like a person who has saved a lot of punyas in his or her account cashing it
in when the need arrives.

Birth, death, rebirth and moksha are all controlled by our karma. Paapams
(activities that result in negative Karma) are obstacles that may take long to
dilute whereas punyas earned can be 'spent' very soon. From the Hindu point
of view, this makes it important that we always think good thoughts and do
no harm to any other being. Bad Karma is committed even if we think
unrighteous thoughts.

What is to be given to your lot in life, when, how and where are all decided by
the Brahma using the Navagarahas and the Siddars as channels. As the
Brahma cannot do everything in our realm directly, 84,000 Siddars have been
created to perform duties on its behalf. Siddars are only another level of
public servants in the cosmos, and they have capabilities and energies many
would consider supernatural, although in Hinduism this is quite normal. Of all
the siddars, 84,000 are identified as very powerful and these siddars express
themselves by way of Naadi. Agathiyar is the leader of all Siddars. Agathiyar
along with Kakapujandar, Bokar. Agatiyar always thrived for Jeeva Karunyam
(to not harm any being), i.e., taking care of all living things in this world and
guiding them to the path of Gnana or the attaining of supreme selfknowledge.
Types

Naadi talks about a person's past, present and future and is mostly
concerned with material things like getting a job, construction of house,
marriage, curing a disease, etc. Gaanda Naadi were already written by
Siddars ages back and are available in Tamil Nadu with the blessed people.
Jeeva Naadi is like a live thing happening. It is mainly concerned with
Gnana and Nakshatra.,

Research

This is more from word of mouth than reliable sources

One Wing Commander (Retd.) Shashikant Oak of Pune has a great
contribution in bringing the Naadi palm leaf based astrological system into

limelight. For more than 16 years, he has been conducting an original
research on the aforesaid system. His research includes various scientific
angles, and has given the whole subject a new dimension. To conduct the
original research, he has visited almost all the Naadi centers in India during
the course of last 15 years, apart from individually meeting thousands of
persons to take on account the firsthand experiences. He has also presented
a detailed paper called 'Comparative Study: Nostradamus and Naadi
Granthas.' Over the past few years he has been instrumental in bringing out
the subject to the notice of international researchers. Apart from writing
several research oriented books and detailed articles in various languages;
Wing Commander (Retd.) Oak has also initiated preparing a dictionary of
ancient Tamil words which appear in the Naadi palm leaves. His books are
available in Marathi, Hindi, English, and have been translated into several
other languages including Gujarati.
Naadi astrology in popular culture

Prince of Malacca

In the film Chandran Rutnam is set to direct, Prince of Malacca, the olaichuvadi (palm-leaf) reading which Raj Rajaratnam sought to forecast his
future is influenced.[5]

After Johny reads an article in the Newsweek magazine by a professor at the
University of New York, he becomes interested in olai-chuvadi reading or
Naadi astrology. The article reveals, "Rajaratnam had gone to the ola-leaf
readers." It is said there was a government case against Raj, that he was in
the stock business, that he was famous worldwide. That he had to close his
business down. Rajaratnam revealed in the article that he doesn't generally
believe in fortunetellers and astrologers. "But the ola leaves were written
thousands of years ago. In those days there was no share business. I found it
interesting." The leaf reader had also divined that his wife was born in "some
Southeast Asian country." His wife Asha was born in the Philippines.[5]
References

Kris Dhingra (12 October 2007). "Nadi Astrology – Opening The Leaf To Your
Future". Delhi Planet, India. Retrieved 28 June 2012.

"History of Nadi Astrology". nadi-astrology.org.
Chandulal S. Patel (2008). Nadi Astrology. Sagar Publications.
Lois Lane (7 August 2011). "Nadi Astrology And The Secrets Of Your Past Life".
Delhi Planet, India. Retrieved 28 June 2012.

Sashi, Rathi (2012-10-05). "Chandran Rutnam set to direct "Prince of
Malacca" is about a Wall Street hedge fund billionaire and his activities". PR
Inside. Retrieved 2012-10-10.

Bibliography

Shashikant Oak, Naadi Predictions A Mind Boggling Miracle (2010), ISBN
81-7182-948-1
Sanjay Rath, Collected Papers in Vedic Astrology (2006), ISBN 0-9765177-1X, chapter 9, pp. 247–276.
Thomas Ritter, Die Palmblattbibliotheken. Und ihre Prophezeiungen zur
Zukunft Europas (2006) ISBN 978-3-938516-20-1.
Thomas Ritter, Die Geheimnisse indischer Palmblattbibliotheken Dem
Schicksal auf der Spur: Dem Schicksal auf der Spur. Das Vermächtnis der
Sieben Weisen. Schicksalsbibliotheken auf der Spur (2002) ISBN 978-3-89094350-3.
Shashikant Oak (Wing Commander), Naadi Predictions A Mind Boggling
Miracle (2010), ISBN 81-7182-948-1

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