The Granthas are a set of highly organised manuscripts divided into fourteen chapters or kandams


The origins of the Naadi Shastra (energy-channel treatises) are shrouded in the mists of time. This marvellous system of prediction has been used to give reliable guidance for many centuries: knowledge about ourselves (past and future), our relationships and our destinies.

Research shows that this system has been in use for at least 2000 years, since the treatises were first written (on palm leaf scrolls) in Sanskrit, the predominant language of ancient India. The original transmission was by oral means, before the committal of the texts to writing.

The shastras are believed to have been first composed long ago by the Sapta Rishis (seven sages) – Agasthya, Kaushika, Vyasa, Bohar, Bhrigu, Vasishtha and Valmiki.  The primary centre for Naadi Shastra is in Vaitheeswarankoil, near Chidambaram in Tamil Nadu, a state in South India

Here Lord Shiva is said to have assumed the role of a vaidhya (a doctor), who alleviated the miseries of his devotees. Until the 1930’s, Naadi remained an ancient legacy, hardly used or even comprehended by the majority of Hindu Astrologers

The preservation of the Naadi palm leaves and the translation from Sanskrit into the Tamil language was undertaken on a large scale during the regime of the Kings of Tanjore (9th-13th Century AD). When the leaves started disintegrating with age, the Tanjore rulers appointed scholars to rewrite them on fresh ola (palm leaves).

Some of the Naadi Granthas were also translated into another South Indian language, Telugu.The Maratha king Sarabhoji and the Chola kings patronized these translations.  When the British left India they took with them some of the ancient manuscripts and texts delving into Alchemy, Ayurveda, and Rasayan, while those pertaining to occult sciences were left behind and auctioned. The Valluvar community, who specialized in Astrology at the time, bought these palm leaves and made Naadi reading their hereditary profession and means of livelihood.  Each Naadi is made up of a particular ola or palm leaf, written in vatta ezathu, Tamil script, with a sharp, nail-like instrument called ezuthani.

The palm leaves are preserved by rubbing peacock oil on auspicious occasions. These palm leaves are still preserved in the Saravasti Mahal library of Tanjore, in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu.  The Granthas are a set of highly organised manuscripts divided into fourteen chapters or kandams. These Kandams serialize the various aspects of materialistic and spiritual life of an individual such as family, marriage, profession, wealth , luck etc.

Two thousand years ago one of the ancient sage Koushika Rishi, through his supreme divine powers, had accurately pre-recorded every individuals past, present and future on Palm Leaves in comprehensive details.

These readings have been passed down from generation to generation and Shri B. SUBHASH, belongs to this family tree.These Palm leaves have been preserved at Vaitheeswarankoil, Tamilnadu

Matching each person’s thumb impressions (Right thumb for Men and Left thumb for Women), the correct Palm Leaf is taken out from the bundle, read and interpreted to the nadi seeker by Shri B. SUBHASH. Remedial measures to remove the evil effects are also provided in these Palm Leaves.These recordings are classified under 14 Kandams

The process is simple. Thumb impressions (Left for women; Right for men) are taken three times on a blank white paper. After that, the search begins for the palm leaves that match with the configuration of the thumb print.

The traits in each thumb impression are classified into 1008 types and the leaves have been arranged according to these types. 

Matching the leaves with the thumb impression can be the most tedious exercise and it may take a few hours and or at times, a few days.

Once found, the contents of the leaves are narrated by the reader in the old Tamil verse, which is then simultaneously translated into the language of the client’s choice.

The reader also gives the client an audio recording of the predictions for future reference.  It is popularly understood that only a person who is destined to know his fate can successfully get his predictions from a Naadi Astrologer.  There is more to Naadi Astrology than just predictions. Besides giving you comprehensive details of your past, present and future life, Naadi Astrology provides, apt remedies to all your problems from marriage obstacles, career stagnation, health hazards, business problems, financial instability, property disputes or hurdles in higher education, etc.,

Nadi Astrology is also known as Kanda Astrology because the predictions on your Nadi leaf are segregated into 14 main Kandams or Chapters. Of these, first 12 Chapters relate to the 12 Houses of one’s birth chart. Chapters 13 and 14 are remedial chapters.

FAMILY KANDAM  :  This is an additional chapter giving elaborate prediction of Nadi seeker’s Family Life, Marriage, Education, Career and Finance.  

SUKSHMA KANDAM  :  Containing more elaborate predictions of a special nature are also available.

These will be charged at higher rates in view of the more detailed nature of the predictions.Consultation : The person, gets a complete outline of his/her past, present & future, as depicted in the 14 Kandams.Readings are:  General Reading all 14 Chapter’s , Family Chapter , Shushma Kandam.

Courtesy : In Conversation with Shri B. SUBHASH, Nadi Astrologer, 25/195, Anand Nagar, Nehru Road,  Vakola Bridge, Near Vora Dental Clinic, Santacruz (East), Mumbai- 55. E :