About Nadi Astrology
Nadi Astrology 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 in ancient time.
Nadi in Sanskrit means the pulse, the subtle channels in the body, a division of time (24 minutes). In Tamil, the language of Tamil Nadu, Nadi means in search of. To be in search of the past, the reason of existence, to search the roots and essence of the past. In Yoga and Ayurveda, Nadi are the subtle channels that give message to the different parts of the body plus the Ida, Pingala and Sushumna nadi. Grantha is a great book of knowledge.
Nadi Granthas or the great books of subtle knowledge, are recordings of the Sapta Rishi. Sapta means seven and Rishi means Sages. Brahma conceived the Seven Great Sages out of his mind to help in his creation of the world. They were Bhrigu, Angira, Atri, Vishvamitra, Kashyapa, Vashishta, and Agastya. They knew the key to creation and the destiny of each and every individual born and yet to be born.
The basic concept of Nadi Astrology is "Nadi" (nadi). There are 150 Nadis in a sign or Rashi (Rasi), one sign is 30 degrees of zodiac. Twelve signs of zodiac grouped into three categories : Movable (Chara), Fixed (Sthira) and Dual (Dvisvabhava) signs Nomenclature of 150 Nadis is peculiar to each of these three types of signs. There are 1800 Nadis in 360 degrees. Numbers and names of Nadis are identical among all four Chara signs. Among all four Sthira signs, Numbers and names of Nadis are identical, but numbering is different from those in Chara and Dvisvabhava signs. Similarly, numbering of Nadis in all four Dvisvabhava signs are identical among themselves, but different from Chara or Sthira signs. For instance, the first Nadi in Chara signs such as Aries is Vasudha Nadi, but in Sthira sings the order is reversed and Vasudha is 150th Nadi.
In Dvisvabhava signs such as Gemini, Vasudha is 76th Nadi; that is, from the middle of 150. Thus, there are 450 distinctive names and numbers in full zodiac. Nadi texts use this concept of Nadi as the basic unit for prediction. That is why they are called "Nadi granthas".
The primary centre for Nadi Shastra is in Vaitheeswarankoil, near Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu, a state in South India. The palm leaf inscription of an individual is spotted out by his thumb impression. Lines on the thumb of people on the earth are are classified into 108 types. The Nadi palm leaves are arranged according to these types. The Nadi readers identify the particular types of lines on the thumb and the corresponding set of palm leaves are taken.The time duration to pick up your leaf depends upon the identification of the thumb impression. Some impressions are identified easily and the corresponding leaves are found soon.