There were 18 major siddhars like konganar, kalanki Nadhar, sivavakkiyar, Agasthiyar, Bogar and others that influenced many ancient Tamil literature and philosophy.
They were particularly known for their manuscripts made on dried and smoked palm leaf with iron nail known as palm leaf manuscripts or olai chuvadi or tala patra which would be used in later centuries to make predictions about the future.
Our ancestors belong to the valluvar caste and the valluvars were considered to be the priest of the Pallava kings who reigned over major parts of south India for about 600 years. Valluvars were responsible for conducting rituals and ceremonies even before the Brahmins. But what set them apart from the rest of priests was that they expertised in astrology, medicine and astronomy by decrypting olai chuvadi or palm leaf manuscripts written by these 18 Siddhars, who they were devoted followers of their ahaman, chanting and astrology were so boundless that they were put in a very high position in the social hierarchy and esteemed & valued over a Brahmin or a priest.
It was also believed that many kings far from the north would come just to get a prediction from them after waiting for months to find and accomplish their karma (life’s purpose).
Pallava kingdom spoke Sanskrit , Tamil, Telugu and Prakrit as common language at that time but used Pallava script for literary purposes then later switched to grandha which is similar to Pallava script as It is derived from it.
Hence many inscriptions and palm leaf manuscripts written were translated to grandha. And valluvars would decipher & translate all of their work were inscribed with Slokas for making an astrological prediction to grandha in the coming years.
Thiruvalluvar famously known for writing thiru kural is also believed to be a valluvar, and hence the palm leaf manuscripts used for writing the thiru kural.
Then later during the British rule, it came to their notice that there are inscribed manuscripts that can predict people’s future and they forced many valluvar astrologers to decipher it for them or help them translate it to English but the astrologers disobeyed. Hence, many manuscripts were put to fire resulting in mass destruction of these and many were even stolen and taken away to Britain and can be found in a few museums too.
Yet a considerable number of scripts were safe guarded and preserved by many valluvars, priests and royals too as they knew the value of these inscriptions.
And We were to prove our identity and lineage, caste, gotra to retrieve them back after the independence and most of them were retrieved to us especially a major part of manuscripts of Sivavakkiyar and agasthyiar, but few manuscripts reached others who were not valluvars and few even though belonged to our caste weren’t trained to read Grantha or make a prediction, hence the numerous Nadi Astrology centres started emerging making false, misleading prediction making people question the authenticity of nadi astrology in itself and resulted in people having diversified opinions and believes about it.Few were even believed to be duplicated for these purposes.
We are still trying to collect more of authentic tala patras and put them to good use of making accurate and reliable predictions using our own astrologers of at least 10 years of experience to help solve people’s problems and also guarantee a refund if you aren’t happy with a prediction as we believe that nadi astrology is a divine service that is incomplete without our customer satisfied that we value the most.