The origins of Palm leaf astrology or Naadi astrology as most popularly known, is traced back to Vaitheeswaran Koil, a Hindu temple in Tamil Nadu (India), dedicated to god Shiva. The Vitheeswaran Koil Naadi Centre is not just one of the oldest but is also the most acclaimed astrology centre the world has ever witnessed. Thus it continued attracting the attention of global community for delivering predictions of high precision.
The Naadi centre at Vaitheeswarankoil was inaugurated and brought into light by A Siva Guru Swamy as the chief naadi astrologer.
Born into a traditional Valluvar family of priests practising astrology who used to engage in the Pooja or worship of Lord Shiva, A Siva Guru Swamy inherited the approach to expeditiously analyse the fortunes of the people.
It all started from Guruji S. Vithyanadan, the great grandfather and S. V. Vertrivalle, his son who delivered predictions based on Agasthiya Naadi.
Over the years, the preservation of sacred palm leaves on which the past, present and future events of life have been recorded got tough and eventually lead to scarcity of the scripts, regarded to be the work of Vedic sages. So, the father S. V. Arumugam, although has based his predictions originally on Siva Nadi, later began pursuing predictions from Siva Sukshma Naadi.
The ancestors of A Siva Guru Swamy belonged to Meikandanadhar gothra or lineage hailing from Chithambaram near Vaitheeswarankoil of Tamilnadu in India.
The family had control over the original palm leaves or manuscripts ocontaining Nadi jodhida (Jothishya) predictions.
The wealth of information about herbs and medicines, science and art, contained by Nadi palm leave manuscripts has gained the attention of British.
During the British rule, the original Nadi leaves which were preserved in Thanjavur’s Saraswati Mahal Library have been commissioned by London.
However, the original Naadi Astrological palm leaves still remained in India as the colonialists could not fathom the value. These were accessed on a lease basis from the British during 1850 and 1875. The families of astrologers at the Vaitheeswaran Temple thus have long been associated with the practice of predicting future.
Highly disciplined from a young age, while being trained to perfection in reading and interpreting ‘Naadi’ under meticulous supervision of his father, S. V. Arumugam, Siva Guru Swamy continues to extend the legacy of delivering accurate predictions.
For about three decades now, the divine knowledge of Nadi Astrology has been passed down the years from one generation to the other.