A Bird’s Eye View:
Nadi verses had been composed by some enlightened sages such as Agasthiya, Vyasa, Parasara, Naratha, Vasishta, Bogar, Pulippani etc. for the well being of their posterities. We believe that the very great Vedas (Rig, Yajur, Sama and Adharvana) had come from Lord Almighty directly for the well being of the world and explanatory notes for those Vedas came thru many sages and seers replete with their own spiritual experiences. Following those Vedas, just to guide the mankind to be on right track, epics and puranas had been composed. The twin epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharat, which had been composed by the patron saints Valmiki and Vyasa teach the people much about the importance of maintaining noble qualities, ethics related to war and life, morality, necessity of unity among brothers etc. just to impart the true values of dharma in the minds of the people, intending to keep the world to be an abode of peace.
More or less 2000 years ago, the great sages of yore, through sheer intuition understood valuable medicines, engineering calculations, astronomy, astrology and several other branches of basic human knowledge and transcribed them on palm leaves and wooden plates. We can assert authoritatively that all the advancements in the streams of science and technology owe their origin to these very great ancient works. Under the lime light of those very great works, some enlightened saints worry much about the future of the world and to help the mankind, they composed these Nadi works especially for some individuals destined.
Nadi Astrology is nothing but a way to know the present and future of the individuals from the ancient palm leave records, composed by some enlightened saints of the dead past out of sheer insight and spiritual wisdom. Just to help their posterity, they effaced their lives and such records are being preserved in the repository of this Astrological House the maximum. It is considered to be a divine dispensation despite various modes of astrological systems such as palmistry, numerology, Natal-Vedic Astrology etc in vogue.
Driven by their passion for the Tamil Language, most of the Tamil kings and patrons found a reserve for various kinds of palm leave records in their palatial residences and such noble hearts saved such palm leave records from decaying with age. It is said, my forefathers, who were professional astrologers, impressed even the kings, lords and nobles through their professional skill; gained opportunities to obtain the Nadi Leaves, as a reward for their astrological knowledge and skill and for the selfless service they rendered to the kings, their heirs and the people.
Mode of Nadi Reading and How Your Leaf is Found – IN PART 2