Thousands of years ago, the great sages of India (Ancient vedic scientists)achieved the highest of consciousness through meditative practice and other esoteric techniques. This transcendental knowledge allowed them to see the life stories, both past and future of all souls or beings who were living and were yet to live. Being able to see into the future, they were aware of the difficulties that would prevail in modern times. Out of their deep compassion for humanity, these transcendent beings wanted to provide an opportunity for people to discover and transform their destinies and evolve their souls.
At some point of time, the soul stories that they saw were written down on palm leaves. These palm leaf inscriptions, otherwise known as Naadis. The records were kept by various kings in their libraries in ancient India. NAADI in tamil means “ In search of “ Because an individual goes in search of his destiny thus this system called by the name, Naadi Astrology.
The Naadi leaves were collected from various kings of different kingdoms in India and preserved by the chola Dynasty in South India between the 10th and 13th century A.D. The king of Tanjore Maharajah Serfoji II, a true patron of the arts and sciences, stored these palm leaves in his sarswati mahal library. When required, they would commission scribes to copy the original and precious manuscripts onto freshly treated palm leaves, a process in which they also had them translated into ancient Tamil. So, it was in this way that uncounted generations of scribes Preserved much of India's vast intellectual and spiritual legacy.
Many of the leaves were destroyed by the invading armies of the Mughals and British. Later during the British rule, the British sold most of these leaves to a particular sect called the Valluvar community of South India specialized in astrology . These astrology families setteled in Vaitheeswarn Koil near Chidambaram also have acquired some of these remained naadi leaves about 70 years ago from Thanjavur Sarswati Mahal Library. Our ancestors who bought these leaves realized their values and copied the contents on palm leaves and made exact replicas. These leaves have been handed over to generations to make predictions.
The origin of the Naadi inscriptions can be traced approximately 2000 year ago. There are many Naadi granthas. And they are named after Hindu Gods, Sages and Planets. Such as Shiva Naadi, Brugu Naadi, Vishnu Naadi, Koushika Naadi, Brahma Naadi, Vashista Naadi, Kowmara Naadi, Agasthiya Naadi, Sapta Rish Naadi, Guru Naadi, Budha Naadi, Chandra Naadi etc. Some are not complete due to the loss or destruction of the leaves. Most of the Naadis were originally in Sanskrit but they also got translated into Tamil.
Each Naadi is made up of a particular olai (or) Palm leaf written in Vatta Ezhuthu (an ancient dialect of Tamil) with the aid of a sharp Instrument known as Ezhuthani. The Palm leaves are preserved by rubbing peacock oil on auspicious occasions.
The primary centre for Naadi shastra is in Vaitheeswaran Koil, near Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu, a state in South India. The palm leaf inscription of an individual is spotted out by his thumb impression. Lines on the thumb of people on the earth are classified into 1008 types.The Naadi palm leaf bundles are arranged according to these types.
Leaves are there not only for Indian nationals but also for foreigners and other nationals belonging to other religions and creeds. Whoever destined to look into the leaves will come to us on their own accord.