THE METHOD OF STUDY
When a thumb impression from a native is obtained it is handed over by the reader at the library. The palm-leaf bundles are classified & indexed in the library according to thumb impression to facilitate easy searching of the bundles. For each thumb impression there are likely to be around 5 to 6 bundles; each such bundle will contain between 50 to 100 leaves. The leaf of one particular individual may be found out in the first bundle or in any other bundle among the six. some times it may not be found out, as the predictions from this holy script is confined to some limited souls. Hence, the process of finding out this specific leaf is laborious and time consuming. Because the reader has to read out one statement from the first leaf and if it is confirmed by the native, he will read out the second statement to verify its veracity. If this statement does not hold true for the native the reader will have to go on searching leaf after leaf, bundle after bundle to trace out the one leaf in which all the particulars concerning the Native correctly appear., To expedite this process the Native has to extend his full co-operation i.e., he should listen to the reading carefully and answer correctly. This results in the tracing out of not only the leaf but also the first Kaandam also called General Kaandam representing the native's lagna. The General Kaandam will also furnish brief predictions of the remaining 12 houses of the Native's birth chart, If detailed predictions of any other house are required, they can be studied in the relevant Kaandam given in the Annexure. For acquiring the good results, as extended by this holy script, the Rishis insist that the Native should be free from the evil influence of all their previous birth sins. Therefore, the rishis suggest and specifies the performance of certain parihaaras (remedies). If these Remedies are performed with full involvement, the Rishi assures the happening of the events predicted by him. These are found in separate chapters called Shanthi&Deeksha(No 13 & 14).
PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION AND READING OF THE SIVA NAADIS
When a Jathaka or the customer wants to consult the Naadi, he has to contact the centre over phone or in person or by Post and get a date confirmed. One day before the appointed date he has to reconfirm his arrival or position or the date will be cancelled at present the waiting list is extending upto 3 months and so if the customer is unable to come for any reason, the date can be provided to the other waiting customers. At the time of getting the date, and upto the time of reading the Naadi, the name of the person consulted need not be given as his name will be told in the prediction itself, he can give some other friends or relatives name or some code names, which are to be remembered while coming for consultation.
On the appointment date, the right hand or left hand thumb impression, if the person is a male or female respectively is to be given at the centre. With the help this thumb impression, the bundles containing the particulars set or thumb impression to which, his impression belongs will be traced.
In each bundle, there may be predictions relating to hundreds of persons. Sometimes a particular palm leaf may contain predictions relating to more than one customer. In some very rare cases, one leaf or a set of leaves may contain exclusively, predictions relating to one person only. In such cases of single person predictions, we generally give the original palm leaves to the concerned Jathaka. In other cases we do not give the original leaves to the customers. These are destroyed by joining the leaves to the river Cauvery, as already explained at periodic intervals.
We however record the original Tamil predictions as given in the Naadi, in a note book and give to the customers. Then it will be transferred to other language as they wish. During the last 2 years, there were only 2 cases of single leaf predictions, one in the case of a senior IAS Officer in 1998 and the other recently in May 2000 to a senior politician, the All India General Secretary of a major ruling party. The original palm leaves were given to them. Similarly, the Japanese customer who consulted us in 1995 (video page 7) got a separate leaf (see also the photo in the appendix holding the leaf in his hands).
The selection of the particular leaf relating to a person is a time consuming process and it may take 2 to 3 hours sometime and at other times, the customers would be lucky to get it within a reference to 5 or 6 leaves. Every leaf pertaining to a person would contain facts about that person viz. , his and his wife?s name, his parents names, number of brothers and sisters, the order of his birth in the family, whether he is the son of the first or second wife, in case if his father had got married twice and such other definite facts. These are called Sakshis or witnesses. The customer should confirm or deny the facts, when it is being read from the leaves. But he should not tell the fact well in advance. If the particulars given in a particular do not agree entirely, the next leaf is taken and the process continues till the correct leaf containing the factual predictions completely, matches with his family particulars.
In many cases, the persons do not get their leaf. It means that the time to know their future hasn?t come. Periodically we bring new bundles from our Head Office, therefore those who did not get their Naadi in earlier attempts, may get subsequently. However we do not charge any fees in cases when the customer does not find his/her leaf, despite much time we spend to trace out.
When once leaves are traced, we record the original Tamil prediction, as it is, in the Note Book. As already explained, these predictions are in poetic Tamil with code words for astrological terms. These are read and deciphered by well trainedAsans who then explain the predictions in spoken Tamil. These are then translated into Hindi or English and get recorded in Tapes and given to customers, along with the Notebook containing the original Predictions.
GENERAL KAANDA PREDICTIONS
As already explained, the SukshmaNaadi predictions are available for all the twelve Bhavas or houses. The chapter 1 containing the general Kaandam is compulsorily to be referred to, as it is considered as the index and contains exhaustive and precise predictions, commencing from the time the customer?s leaf is traced to the end of his life. This general Kanda only identifies the correct leaf pertaining to the customer as already explained in the VIth chapter. Then the planetary positions of the 9 planets are explained, from which the details of the horoscope is cast and recorded in the Notebook, where the original predictions are recorded. This horoscope tallies exactly with the natal horoscope available with the customer. However, the horoscope coming in the Naadi does not indicate the Lagna position and balance of Dasa and Bhukthi period available. In rare cases the lagna is also indicated. For further details, please refer to DasaBhukthi chapter. Then the present Gochara position of planets are discussed and if there are any serious doshams or the sins committed in previous birth is serious, preference to Shanthi and Deeksha, Kaandam are suggested. This will be experienced in the next chapter.
Thereafter the predictions are given, from the time leaf is traced to the end of his life covering all the twelve bhava affect i.e. education , profession, marriage, health, children, profit and loss in profession, service, death etc. These predictions are split up into many periods of his age (in Natal Astrology it is DasaBhukthi wise) usually to three years time at a stretch are events that will take place would be examined in details.