Predictions are given only for such persons, who were envisaged by Rishis wisdom that only for those who will come to obtain these predictions through this holy script. The exact age in which each such person will come for obtaining these predictions has also been inscribed on the palm leaves by the Rishis. The predictions were inscribed on palm leaves in Sanskrit, like any other arts and sciences of ancient days. They used a peculiar style of writing that is known as Devanagari language of gods.
Tamil kings gathered all such palm leaves irrespective of the subjects they dealt upon and stored them very carefully in their libraries. Driven by the passion of Tamil language, they translated the most of records in to Tamil from Sanskrit and preserved them. Mode of Nadi reading to the individuals On his/her arrival, the individual is requested to give their thumb print (male right, female left) at first. Thumb prints of individuals are not identical, they are unique as everyone knows.
But on the basis of some common features found inside the thumb print they are classified such as: Chakra (wheel), Shanku (conch or shell), Meru (mound), etc., with some dots and accordance with those names entitled. Out of experience and the knowledge that the Nadi reader gathered so far, he could identify the name of the thumb at the moment he gets the print from the individual and starts to locate the division where the related bundles are kept safely.
Then he picks up the palm leaves bundles and starts to read the leaves one by one to the individual, who sits at his presence, intending to obtain the forecast. The reader starts to read some visible points one by one from the leaves and the individual is requested to ascertain the statement that he reads simply by yes or no. If the person says yes, then Nadi reader passes on to next statement in the same leave and so on if persons says no then Nadi reader leaving the leaf he reads so far he passes on to the next leaf but in the same bundle. For one person five to six bundles might be available so to find the leaf can take some hours.
Some time it might not be found. As it is predetermined whose leaf must be read on that day, the Nadi reader reserves no rights in this regard. If it is available it is his duty that he has to read, else he should simply tell the person that his leaf is not available. Some time Nadi reader might ask person to come after some days, months or years, if he realizes that it is not right time to read the Nadi leaf to individual.
Because every time that the major Grahas Guru and Shani (planets Jupiter and Saturn) transit from Rashi to Rashi, Nadi readers return the palm bundles that they read so far, and obtain some bundles that state the present exact position of these Grahas (planets) viable to read. This is perhaps the reason that the person is directed to come after some time. If the person confirms that all the statements that Nadi reader has read are true, reliable and matches with his details such as his date of birth, name parentage, name of his spouse (if married), number of siblings and kids, social and economical background and some details related to his profession etc.
The Nadi reader decide that this leaf belongs to the individual concerned. Then the Nadi reader starts to the contents properly related to his future. In our case as we will be many people in the group and we will not have 67 hours for one person to find and read the leaf, we have agreed with Brahmin that he will travel with us during the all trip. To ensure that we have done maximum possible to find leaves, we will send thumb print together with application form by email, and he will trace our palm leaves as well as in his library as well in central library in Tamil Nadu.
The past events and happenings from the date of birth to date of perusal the leaf is not covering. This is mainly to avoid wasting their insight and spiritual wisdom in explaining the events that had already taken place in their lives. Please note, we have already stated at the beginning that the leaves are not available for all the people, who emerged on the earth, yes it is available only to the fortunate destined.
In setting out to write a brief history of ancient astrology I am in effect making four initial commitments. The first, brevity, will be easy enough to meet; and if I do not meet it myself, my editors will meet it for me. The third and fourth, defining the books subject matter, ancient astrology, are not very difficult either. Antiquity, for our purposes, spans roughly the last century bce and the first four centuries
Classical antiquity is intended: that is, the culture or cultures of the Mediterranean basin and Europe west of the Rhine and south of the Danube in the period indicated. Politically, that vast area was unified under Roman rule; culturally, it was diverse, but the predominant form was Greek, as was the language in which cultural forms were communicated. Thus ancient astrology means essentially Greek astrology, although most of its practitioners and clients were not Greeks in any meaningful ethnic sense.