Saturday, 12 December 2015

Nadi Astrology in Vedas

Nadi Astrology is an ancient art of prediction, which uses the method of predicting a person's life with the help of his/her thumb impression. In ancient times sages foresaw future of all humans and inscribed them on palm leaves. Many believe that these palm leaves found in Vaitheeswaran temple in Tamil Nadu. These predictions were written by saint called Agathiyar. This system of astrology was mainly and widely followed in Tamil Nadu, though now is being practiced all over India. 

The history of Nadi astrology was developed thousands of years ago by sages when recording the destiny of individual souls for all time. They did this by cognizing subtle mechanics of creation on finest levels of their own awareness. These cognitions were recorded in form of dialogue between Lord Shiva and consort Parvati. Through refinement of awareness these enlightened sages would directly experience the important interacting dynamics of pure consciousness, which is the absolute field of an existing life form. In this eternal conversation God whispers to himself about a native man, the details of life and the future. 

This form of astrology is practiced in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and other adjacent areas in South India. This is an ancient method of recording data. Over the ages, people have come to believe that a thousand years ago great Indian sages granted a boon, to look into every human being's past, present and future lives. They had to power to look into the lives of people who were not only dead, but present and future born as well! These were then recorded onto palm leaves in Tamil script. These can be deciphered or read by Nadi astrologers or experts who studied this branch of astrology. Nadi means in search of. Existence of Nadi astrology indicates every human being is in search of past and future. According to legends these scriptures on palm leaves are scattered across India. 

Nadi astrology is used for many predictions related to human life, like professional, marriage, health or career. The two main Nadi types for different aspects of human life are Gaanda nadi and Jeeva Nadi. Gaanda nadi is concerned of person's past, future and present. This is about predicting all material things like career, health, wealth and marriage. Jeeva Nadi on the other hand is concerned about things happening at present. This is about Gnana and Nakshatra. Nadi astrology in marriage compatibility concerns is used by matching nakshatra of boy and girl. In North India this Nakshatra based match is called Ashtakuta Guna Milap or 36 point match. Following eight (Ashta in Sanskrit) agreements are generally observed;
  • Varna (for Work compatibility, points allotted - 1) 
  • Vashya (for Dominance compatibility, points allotted - 2) 
  • Tara (for Destiny compatibility, points allotted - 3) 
  • Yoni (for Mentality compatibility, points allotted - 4) 
  • Graha Maitri (for General compatibility, points allotted - 5) 
  • Gana (for Guna-level compatibility, points allotted - 6) 
  • Bhakoota (for Love compatibility, points allotted - 7) 
  • Nadi (for Health compatibility, points allotted - 8)
The above marriage compatibility is based on the Nakshatra occupied by Moon in proposed husband's and wife's chart. This is a deep look at the compatibility between two people's psychological, spiritual, physical and sub-conscious level. Nadi has been given the most points and hence regarded as the most important factor by astrologers. The Nadi disagreement between two people in marriage compatibility is called Nadi Dosha and generally regarded as the strict ‘no’ for the marriage.

There are three different Nadis which represent the Prakriti of native according to their body constitution. These are Adi (start), Madhya (middle) and Antya (end). As per Ayurveda there are three different Prakritis which are Kaph, Vaat and Pita. The Nadis Adi, Madhya and Antya Nadi are equivalent to these Prakritis only. Nadi Dosha becomes true if the proposed husband and wife are having the same Nadi type. If Nadis of proposed husband and wife are different it is only then marriage is recommended so they may have physically stronger children.

Nadi Astrology is one of the oldest forms of astrology originating in India and in the recent past, it has attained a lot of popularity. However, due to its popularity and lack of clarity among people about its nature, a lot of fraudulent knowledge and frauds pretending to be experts are doing the rounds.

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