Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My experience with Kausika Agasthya Nadi Josiyars in Tambaram Chennai

This is a repost of a message I sent to

I guess this particular Nadi Jothida Nilayam is pretty much popular, situated as it is in one of the fast developing hubs in South Chennai. Nevertheless, if anyone wants to know the exact location, it is near Philip's hospital, New State bank colony, West Tambaram, Chennai. I went there, with my parents, around Feb end this year. We had to be there by 8:30 am as that's
when they close the gates and start taking the finger prints. They will take 3 copies of your thumb prints and ask you the place you're coming from and if there is more than one person in your group they will assign numbers 1, 2, 3 etc.

Fees - Rs 325/- per individual for Kandam 1, Rs 300 for reading Kandams 13, 14.

You would be asked to wait in the room in first floor. There is a TV to keep us entertained while the search is going on downstairs for our olachuvadi. If they are unable to find your olachuvadi, you don't have to pay any money. But you would have to come prepared for a long wait until they pick up your olai and call the name of the place you're coming from and your corresponding number.

The nadi readers are mostly young men in their 20's, wearing white shirt and dhoti. They would ask you questions like what's the first letter in your name, what's the last letter in your name (mine, as you can see is a pretty long name) and also ask you questions like whether you're married, was it a love marriage etc. Based on your replies they would sift through various olai leaves until they arrive at your olai. I must admit that I went there with a curious, yet sceptical mind. But it was quite amazing that once they came across the olai which was definitely mine, further statements they made covering my personal details were startlingly accurate. Once they locate your olai chuvadi, they would again tell you to wait and after a while they would call you inside a room to give you your readings. I am not sure what's happening in the intermediate period. It's possible that the first olai list is an index using which they locate the detailed olai readings maintained in the house.

What they normally do is to recite the content of Kandam(Chapter) 1 of your olai which is basically a summary of all the important incidents of your life, actually just a little bit about the past, but a lot more on the present and future. This information is present in the olai in classical Tamil, so even as they read the olai, they would also translate the content in vernacular tamil, and in English(if you don't know Tamil). The readings are recorded in an audio cassette and would be given to you. Chapters 13, 14 relate to doing Pariharams(atonement). The idea is, if you do the pariharams with full spirit and devoted mind, you would go a long way towards reducing your present and future sufferings (caused by bad karma). In Kandams 13 and 14, they would also tell you who you were in your past birth and what all good/bad things you did then to merit a rebirth. They would also give you a note book in which they have written down the predictions - past, present and future.

In my case I found the predictions of the past and present correct. The Pariharams I was asked to do were of 3 categories

1) Visiting Temples near Chennai and doing Archanai there. I was asked to do this at 3 temples, Dhenu Pureeswarar at Madambakkam, Thiruverkadu Amman temple, Marudheeswarar temple at Thiruvanmiyur.

2) Offering Guru Daanam. This involves collecting various articles as Guru Dakshinai (fruits, flowers etc) and pay some money to the person designated as our Guru. If we don't have a Guru, we can offer it to the Naadi reader. He would take you to the pooja room where pictures of Agasthya and other Rishis/ Gods were kept and he would accept the dakshinai on behalf of Rishi Agasthya.

3) Deekshai Kandam. We can get prayers done on our behalf by shelling out a certain amount of money. These prayers if performed well would help us tide over crises in our future life. In my case, the nadi reading was that I need to pay up only one-fourth of the cost of the pooja. The rest would be taken care of by the establishment themselves (as suggested in my nadi leaves). They
would collect our name, nakshatra and contact details, perform pooja on a daily basis and send the prasadam to our address.

As far as I was concerned, I was facing certain problems in my family life as well as in my career. I did the pariharams to the best of my ability and already see some encouraging results. Maybe by end of September, when my astrological bad period gets over, I will be able to give a
full update on the effectiveness of these Pariharams. Irrespective of whether the pariharams work or not, it was an interesting experience, meeting the naadi readers.

Regarding the Deekshai Kandam, personally I believe that doing stotra/mantra japam ourselves is a more effective way of reducing our bad karma, rather than asking some archaka to do it for you. So I am also doing some chanting on a daily basis. But who can say for sure in which way God's will and favour works? Great men have said that ultimately, it's the faith alone that matters, not the means.


Sunny said...

Renuka Narayanan's article today in Hindustan Times - "that the leaf calls you when it's time."

Presumably your experience quoted here doubly suggests me to have that experience with utter truth - of my family.

Is there any way to send and accept thumb impressions in advance; of my family by the Nadi
Josiyars - so that I can come on time to get relieved of the waiting. The reason behind this is

I will be coming from Mumbai to have this wonderful experience. Having said that there are lot of Nadi Josiyars who advertise; but I wish to have the right nadi josiyar to give me the truth of our lives.

May God Bless You.

Yours truly,
Sunil M.

Jagan said...

FYI, the intermediate time is for the guy to write the olai contents in the book. It takes some time and effort to read that and write in the book. Only a few people in that group do the writing as they write clear with a good handwriting.

Anonymous said...

Just came back to my hometown after experiencing the nadi josiyam.As for me, it is more to 'astrology' than nadi reading.No details was shown to me eventhough I know how to read tamil.They get all the answers through the questions that they ask.The nadi josiyars should automatically allow us to see the contents of the olai chuvadi.

Anonymous said...

I have visited this place in tambaram. I went there with a lot of hope and anticipation. But, I was extremely disappointed in the end. My advice to others is never visit this place with expectations of accurate predictions. My predictions were exactly what I told them during their questioning. There is no yes/no. They very cleverly gather the information out of you by repeating the same questions repeated with different choices every 5 mins or so. Everything they told me is what I told them earlier. I could have done a better job with the little astrology i know. Do not waste your money. I always had a fascination for Nadi but now I'm beginning to think it doesn't exist!!!! Sorry to disappoint guys.

Ashok Kumar said...

Mr. Hari, now it has been 2 years past. shall I know the level of accuracy of predictions during this time. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

i went to this place with lots of hopes as i had heard a few good reviews about it. But guess what, it was an absolute waste of time and money. Ended up wasting a whole day. the guy asked me many questions regarding my parents names, my education, date of birth etc. For eg 1 ques was if i was born after june. then after asking other ques he came back to dob and kept asking ques till he found my dob from me. In this way he found out all the other details also. when i asked him to tell me about any event which happend in my past/present he was not able to, and told me only future predictions can be told. THIS PLACE IS UTTER WASTE!!STAY AWAY

Anonymous said...

This is not Nadi astrology for sure. Its purely vedic astrology with Nadi coverup. They tell your fortune based on planets and gochar!!
I was here few days back.. if you think that by finger print they wil find leaf with all your detail then that is a myth!!
what they will do is ask you multiple question uness they hav answer of it..
first leaf
Q1) You were born in summer? No
second leaf
Q5) You were born in cold? No
third leaf
Q12) You were born between June to september? Yes
q13) You were born in june? No
forth leaf
Q18)You were born between August and September?
Q20) You were born in july? Yes

No in between these question he will also confirm your time, place, your father starting ending alphabet and number of alphabet. Your mother name, number of brother and sister. You job type.. all with these trick question.

and in final leaf he will repeat all the informarion that you provided and call it as "this is your leaf"

Now coming to astrology, he will tell you what will you do in which year...all these are based on planetary position and transit if you are aware of astrology. So I dont find anything worth visitiong here except if you want a vedic astrology report which you can get over websites for 500 rs.

By the way, they are charging 900Rs. If you want remedies and all, they will charge 500 for another chapeter and if you want pooja remedy then again 500. But i dont think you will get into those detail since you are intelligent enough to check this doing a google search..before reaching there.

Take care..

Anonymous said...

I went there last month after reading some of the positive comments. let me tell you what happens there..

we have to be there by at 8am. they will ask for just your thumb impression(TI) and the city name you are from. they don't get your name or any other details and ask you come come in the afternoon. may be by 3 or 4 pm, in the mean time they claim that the oolai (scripts) will be searched for some aspects that match your finger print. but in real, they don't do anything with that info.

then, in the afternoon session. they will start to call you out by city name and say they have found the oolai(palm leaf with the scripts) for your TI and will ask you for confirmation relating to your past history. they would hold the bunch of oolai in front of them and read out that text in tamil poetic form and translate it in conventional tamil. but what they say is not the actual translation. if you listen closely the pure tamil and the translated one, it wont have any relation at all in most of the time. after all, its the language we learnt from the birth, can't we get the meaning of it when we can understand atleast 30% of telugu or malayalam though we didnt get a formal learning..
when they see the person they will form a preconception about which industry they could be from, age, marital status and narrow down to the actual details by probing further getting every detail from yourself. for this they will act like, the details you said didn't match in many leafs and finally found the one exactly matching everything you told.

it's basically memory and acting skill that's required to make us believe. they will give very general predictions like, you will get married to a very good guy and will get 1 girl and 1 boy kid. recently came to know, for one of my relative they gave the prediction as 1 boy and 1 girl 10 years ago, but she has got both girls.

it's a complete fool game and for that they charge 500 rupees. now, i think i could have spent it for some entertainment or offered it to someone in real need of it for food.

please don't waste your money to let them make you believe you are fool, because that's how i feel now.

Kathiravan said...

I recently visited that place. and the same pocedures. then finally after 4 hours waiting they called me. I was asked to sit in a seperate room. then he came who reads the palm leaves. He started and asked me continuously questions about my family. I was telling only yes/no. then after 60 leaves suddenly he said my wife name, then he said my parents name and about my kid. after few hours he called me again read the whole leaves. Really shocked .. he said my alias name and my fathers ocupation. He recored and gave me the CD. I was not able to believe it.

The very second day I wanted to check the same for my wife. We both went and follwed the same procedures. After one hour waiting they got my wifes palm leaves. they asked the same kind of questions. he dint get her chuvadi in that bundle of chuvadi. Then he searched and came back with a new one. Then again he asked the same kind of question. Then he got her chuvadi. He confirmed the exact name of her fathers, mothers, husband(me), her name. rasi, laknam. Really I could not believe it. This time I asked my wife too not to tell any parents name and personal info, eventhough they got her chuvadi. Really her fathers name was accurate which is not a normal and familiar name. her mothers too very different name. (Father Muslim- Mother Hindu) They finally did it. I started beliveing that we were (Indians) most powerful in the world to predict the future. 100 % accurate for both of us.

Anonymous said...

I went to a nadi josiyar with the thumb print of my daughter. The only thing they said was that there were a lot of dhoshams, which can be overcome by spending rs 150 for 140 days for poojas. Maybe in the past the seers could intuitively predict some things correctly. But today, many of them are jokers out to make money.

Anonymous said...

wats amazing is the leaves predicted my name, my fathers name & mothers name so accurately. My friend was schocked when his first wifes name was also read out frm the shocked and amazed at the accuracy...All that was said abt my past & my frinds past was all true..I hav no doubt that there was any foul play!!...It was an amazing experiece for me..I will visit again to get some more readings

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shobha gowri said...

There are no nadi readers today-perfect gimmickry.But there are a few traditional guys around who can really read-rest humbug

SAKI said...

Fraud jodhidam.Don't go and waste money. They ask all questions and get all information from us then finally they said they got correct chuvadi that we already said information. Worst cheating centre. Don't waste money.

Anonymous said...

Please let me know the person you met and the address of the place you visited.

Kunal Sutar said...

Have you heard about Naadi astrology????
Naadi Shastra Astrology is a potent extrapolative method. It is different from conventional Astrology or Palmistry. The accurateness of the reading in Astrology and other predictive sciences depends a great deal upon the proficiency of the reader over the subject.

These Naadi Predictions handed down directly by the Great Sages of ancient India. Believed to be documented thousands of years ago. These are more than the predictions; essentially, these are documented facts about every individual’s past present and future. These facts come from the sages who had achieved the power to foresee past and future with the help of Naadi leaves

Rohit said...

It is 2016 now. Can you tell me if now, lookig back - you think the visit to tambaram helped you?

Unknown said...

All cheaters. .....frauds.....they take information from u and show it in a way that everything is written on leaf....I asked them to show me me ..but they did not....plz don't go there ....In fact we should file a police complaint on this scam...

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Anonymous said...

According to naadi astrology, a person's thumb impression of both hands is enough.

If the astrologer is true and genuine, he won't ask you anything, he should be able to tell

about the person's name, gender, age, father's name, mother's name, place of birth, time of

birth, birth chart, siblings your present life and job & also your maternal and paternal

relationships what do they do now and how far you have been helped or ignored. this is

called common chapter in tamil (pothu kaandam)

all these things without making neither a single error nor asking single question about

your name's first or last letter or your date of birth.

According to me about nadi astrology, if you see or hear any first go and enquire like wise that you are going to see it for one of your relationships and ask them what is the procedure, if the person is genuine he will tell that thumb impression of both hands of the particular person is alone needed, nothing else but some may tell if it is a girl bring left hand thumb impression and if it is a boy bring right hand thumb impression that is enough they will say. ask them two to three times that any other information is needed their reply would be no for it. if it is then he is genuine.

once i saw it for my sister we just gave the thumb impression of both hands on white paper indicating right and left thumb no other indications on it, after one week he called he began to read the leaf, we have been instructed not to talk a single word, but at that time i just saw only common chapter rs.500, for marriage it is seperate chapter the fees is extra 500 or 400 for that, location at perambalur, thuraimangalam naal road, near rani lodge but now the person had left that place, it is brighu agasthiyar naadi,
later i have approached more than three one at kanchipuram and two at thiruvaanaikoil i didn't see that perfectness in the rest, they just ask the date of birth and time and names first letter and with that they just predict the present and future like normal vedic astrology.

These vedic astrology can predict your present and remedies for your problem can be solved only to some extent it will according to your fate some may get 100% or 75% problem solved
but the real thing is about your past it is karma you can find the solution only when you know what is your past life exactly and what have you done (sins) and you should proceed accordingly.

once a naadi of you or one of your blood relation or your spouse is found you can see it for your whole family only blood relations like brothers, sisters, father, mother.

nish said...
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poorni said...

They are fooling us. They will get all the details from you in the first part and repeat the same.

Anonymous said...

I went to nadi astrology almost 10-12 years back. The past and present were stunningly accurate and no trickery was involved. It is not possible to provide all the details they give with the questions they ask unless they have hacked in to the aadhar database.And trust me, there was no aadhar then. -)

The future predictions were less accurate especially as time went on. Why is the past,name details, date of birth, family details stunningly accurate and future less so?
That is one of the biggest mysteries out there.