NADI Astrology (Nadi Josiyam), wherein the fate of each one of us is written and preserved since 2000 years can only be considered as divine dispensation.
Nadi Astrologer is a valuable gift handed over to us by our intellectual ancestors.
Nearly 2000 years ago the Saptha Rishis through superior intellect and sheer intuition mastered fields such as Medicine, Engineering, Astrology and several other branches of basic human life and transcribed them on palm leaves. Among those Sage Agasthiya’s writings are the popular and found in many places of Tamil Nadu. Later all the leaves are accumulated and stored in a place called Saraswathi Mahal at Tanjore.
Later during the British rule, the British were very keen to acquire these types of ancient leaves, which deal with herbal cure, alchemy, different types of rasayans, kayakalpa to increase longevity, different branches of science. The basic rules of the modern scientific inventions are explained. The British were very keen to take all these but left some of the astrological leaves to their loyalists. At the period of King Saraboji all those leaves were Transcripted and it was preserved with some herbs for long life. Some were put on auction also.
Our ancestors, who were professional astrologers, bought them and started offering predictions based on those palm leaves. Our family is involved in this field for the past 90 years.
All future predictions of all human beings has been predetermined exactly with the time intervals. All the humans who born in this “Kali Yug” will have their leaf done by Agasthiya Muni. And Agasthiya Muni destines the time on which one should know abouit their predictions through this nadi.
My elder uncle Jothida Kalamani Swami Satchidanandam, who belongs to our family lineage, further preserved these palm leaves and added to them, the palm leaves he could gather from every available source and practiced Nadi Astrology. It is hereditary profession for us. We got trained from our elders to do the Nadi-Reading. The language is poetic and script is also different. It is the same as in the ancient temples. We have only a certain amount of collection of leaves. Natives whose leaves are here will, somehow or other come to us at the appropriate age specified on the leaves from any corner of the world. Leaves are there not only for Indians but for foreigners also belonging to other religion. Whoever is destined to look in to the leaves will come to us on these on their own accord. The very word “Nadi” in Tamil ‘destined to come on own accord’. In Tamil , this is known as "Olai chuvadi Josiyam".