Chapters 01 / First experience of Naadi

Wing Commander Shashikant Oak and his wife while observing their Naadi Patti.

Sri. Agastya Naadi Samhita

A mind - boggling Miracle

In today's world of science, if just from the impression of your thumb somebody accurately tells you, your name, the names of your mother, father, husband/wife, your birth-date, month, age etc. what would you call such prediction? Would you regard it as an amazing divination or as black magic?

No, it is neither black magic nor a hand trick. Such prediction, which defies all logic and boggles one's mind, forms the subject-matter of the Agastya Naadi. Those predictions were visualised at different places by various ancient Sages, with their divine insight and factually noted by their chosen disciples, thousands of years ago, to be handed down from generation to generation. This great work makes us realize the limitations of human sciences. That great compilation predicting the future of all human beings born or yet to be born, eclipses the achievements of all other sciences put together!

Naadi is a collective name given to palm-leaf manuscripts dictated by ancient sages predicting the characteristics, family history, as well as the careers of innumerable individuals. The sages (rishis), who dictated those Naadis, were gifted with such a remarkable foresight , that they accurately foretold the entire future of all mankind. Many scholars in different parts of India have in their safekeepings several granthas (volumes) of those ancient palm-leaf manuscripts dictated by the great visualizing souls, alias sages such as Bhrugu, Vasistha, Agastya, Shukra, and other venerable saints.

I had the good-fortune to consult Sri. Agastya Naadi predictions. It was an unforgettable experience. Perhaps I was destined to publish this book to share with readers the amazing information about the predictive expertise of the Agastya Naadi concerning the careers of persons born or yet to be born.

I was transferred as a Wing Commander to the Air Force Station, at Tambaram near Chennai ( Madras ) in July 1993. The Agastya Naadi Nilayam (Centre) was about 3-4 kms, from my residence. I got that information from local contacts. One day, I called at that centre in the morning. The attendant took my thumb impression on a piece of paper. I was called in after an hour. One Naadi- reader, holding 50-60 palm-leaf manuscripts, tied in a bundle and held between two wooden strips of footrule size, started conversing with me in superfast Tamil! When I informed him that I did not know even the A, B, C, of Tamil, the inmates asked me to call later that day. In the afternoon, my wife and a photographer too accompanied me. We had to wait for about 2½ hours as the reading of predictions of other visitors was in progress. The photographer who could not wait for long, took 3 snaps and left. When my turn came, I requested some of the visitors there to act as interpreters and the reading started. An interpreter should preferably accompany non-Tamilians. The Naadi-leaves are about 10-11 inches in length and 1 to 1½ inches in width. They are flexible, being made of palm-leaves used for making hand-fans, after due processing. The matter is written on them in 6 to 8 lines, leaving some margin, with a long thick nail held in the fist. The script is a running-continuum written without lifting one's hand. Paying homage to Sage Agastya, the reader started reading the matter

etched on the leaves, inquiring from me whether my name began with consonants p, ph, b, bh etc., whether the name of my mother contained four-letters? Whether my father had expired? etc. Whenever the reply was in the negative, the reader used to discard that leaf and read the notings on the next one. On that day he discarded about 200 leaves when my name was not found quoted in any of them. They then asked me to return after a month. Accordingly when I called at that centre after a month, I came to know that the leaves (Pattis) pertaining to my thumb impression had been received from Sri. Lanka. During the intervening period, I had an opportunity to hear the predictions concerning other visitors. I thus got used to those predictive-readings. This time also the first bundle did not bear my name. In the second bundle, after 5 or 6 leaves, in one leaf, the reader read out the name of my mother " Mangala", father "Janardan", my name "Shashikant" and wife's name "Alka"; I have one son and one daughter and that I would come to seek the prediction at my age of 45 etc. Later followed the name of the Samvatsar, (Hindu calendar year) as Virodhi, Adi Maasam (the Hindu month of Ashadha), the 16th day, Sunday, Chitra Nakshatra (Star), Dhanu (Sagittarius) lagnam (Ascendant) and Kanya (Virgo) Rashi (Birth Sign) etc. A thick, 40-year Tamil almanac was lying nearby, which corroborated the above details as accurate to the minutest detail. My date of birth, 31 July 1949, as per the English calendar also tallied. The reading about my life continued. Facts such as my being the eldest child, my children's schooling, my being educated and working in the nation's defence services, in a high position etc. were all mentioned very clearly. Further on, he told me my birth-chart at at the time of my birth. It matched with the one I was carrying with me. There was no doubt that my specific leaf (Patti) was located among millions of other leaves. That reading took a lot of time. So I was asked to return after 2 days. In between they were to jot down the matter from the leaf in a 40-page notebook. By that time a reader, Sri. Rajendran who knew English had also arrived. They read the notings in ancient Tamil from the notebook, explained the same in modern Tamil, and interpreted the meaning of 3 to 4 sentences together in English, which was simultaneously recorded on an audio tape. Finally, he bowed and handed to me the audio tape with my future recorded therein, in Tamil. For all that I had to pay Rs. 100 plus Rs 25 for the tape. So the total expenditure was only Rs. 125/-.

In that general chapter (which dealt with the Ascendant in my horoscope), Sage Agastya had directed me (the Jataka), to read the subtle and detailed information contained in other Kandams (Cantos). That aroused my curiosity to ascertain the predictions in other Kandams, which dealt with various houses in my birth-chart. The subsequent Kandams (chapters) revealed that each Kandam prediction was recorded in 15-18 verses containing 60-70 lines. The first chapter described the person whose future was being narrated and mentioned some horoscopic details such as, Dhanu lagnam, Kanya rashi, and my name- Shashikant. Every detail was accurate. There was no chance of any mistake. Thereafter, some important incidents of my life were read out from that chapter. After that, there was a clear mention of my earlier birth's sins and good deeds, and their effect on my current birth's good and bad deeds and planetary positions etc. About the future, there was a mention of a single year or a group of years.

In my case, at the beginning of chapter one, there was an accurate description of some incidents in my life, e.g. the undue delay in my promotion, break in children's education, my wife's skin disease (an allergy leading to itching) and mishap to my vehicle. (A few days earlier, a vehicle coming from the opposite direction collided with my car. However, due to my presence of mind the vehicle alone was damaged, while all the members of my family remained unscathed). Then there was a mention of a court-case! (Initially I could not believe, as to how I could be involved in any court case while being employed in the Air force?). But after racking my brains I recalled that I had indeed deposed as a witness in some case before a Court-Martial. The mention of those very graphic and verifiable past-events convinced me that my past was accurately recorded in those prediction-strips. A narration of that gratifying experience by me induced a number of my colleagues from the Air force to visit the prediction-centre. All of them returned highly impressed.

Those predictive texts also contain a chapter recommending certain pilgrimages or prayers, worship and charities at specific shrines, to atone for one's past sins. Whether all those suggested remedies are truly effective or they have any commercial angle, needs to be considered.

I would welcome correspondence from readers and others who had Naadi-readings from those centres in the South, mentioning their reactions, thoughts, experiences, suggestions etc.


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