READING AND INTERPRETATION OF THE SIVA NAADI
The predictions of the Naadi are all in Tamil Language in poetic form and using code words for astrological and other terms. These are not commonly understood by educated Tamilians. These are deciphered by the Asans, Readers who are trained in Our Head Office, for 7 to 10 years in reading in palm leaves and interpreting it, in simple spoken language in Tamil. In the case of those who do not know Tamil, these are translated into Hindi or English. More than understanding the meaning of the poetic form , the Asans have to interpret the predictions correlating to many changes that have taken place in modern times. In olden days the educational and professional fields were limited. But nowadays, there are hundreds of specialized fields. So interpreting the old Tamil words to modern vocation, needs great skill and experience. This difficulty is there in Natal Astrological predictions as well and lots of researches are going on to interpret it correctly, correlating to modern needs. We are also trying in our own way, to give the nearest possible interpretation for the old words with the vast practical knowledge gained by us while giving predictions, the customers also have to take into account a realistic view of things predicted. By taking into account his educational qualification, social status, financial status, levels, up to which he can aspire to climb reasonably etc. There may be some exceptions where an ordinary person may riseupto the phenomenal level which can not be imagined. These exceptional cases will however be explained adequately in the Naadi prediction itself. To understand the difficulty in the interpretation of words, we have given below some concrete cases we came across in the Gurgaon centre itself. As regards education, the words, commonly used are – He will be well qualified in the AthiNaveena meaning highly modernized type of education, and Sukshmasubjects, that is minute/intricate subjects. These are generally taken by us as Engineering Education especially computer related. The word Naveena may mean differently at different times. Some 30 years ago, it may be Civil or Electronics Engineering. Later it may be Chemical or Electronics. Now, it may refer to computer and Information Technology. Tomorrow it may be space and satellite related subjects. Similarly Sukshma Subjects may mean specialization in any subject like Ph.D., or Doctorate especially in Science subjects. One has only to take the clue that the customer is fit to take up higher specialized study. The predictions also refer to research studies, there may be breaches. These are to be decided one by one, taking into account his academic qualification and aptitude for higher studies. In the case of one Income Tax Commissioner, his profession was indicated as one of collecting revenue of the Government, viz. ThandalMargam. These are different types of Revenue Department like Income Tax , Sales Tax , Customs and other revenues. The exact profession can only be surmised by the customer. Similarly the customers employed in Bank are stated to be working in a place where money is given and taken. There so many departments dealing with money like R.B.I., Banks, Insurance Companies, Non Banking companies etc. . We can only take a conclusion, that it is good for the customer to be employed in Banking Business. Similarly in the case of Business Profession, whether they are employed in trade or in the manufacturing field and if so in what type of production they are dealing with are said. The Business field is so vast. There also one has to infer the correct vocation, from the general prediction given. In the political field, predictions are given, whether they will have public relations with power and authority or not. References come that the customer will be elected to KizhSabhapor (lower house) or Mel Sabhapor (upper house). We know that these houses are in the state assemblies and Parliament. Such prediction can best be understood by the customer, taking into account his political status, his influence in State or Central level, is financial as well as popular capacity or nominate his candidature stand for Assembly or Central level elections. In one case, the President of a National Party at State Level, got the predictions some time in January to March in 1998 that he would get the Agrasana Position with immense power, honour and influence. The word Agrasana means Chief or Supreme Head. We including the customer also remember the Mahabharata Story of BhishmaPithamaha proposing Lord Krishna, name for the Agrasana post for the Raja SuyaYaga. So, we presumed that he may get the Chief Minister’s post, even though all of us including our respected customer, knew very well, that there is no possibility of his becoming the Chief Minister, as his party had completely been decimated in the previous elections. In the subsequent elections held in February 2000, his party got just 22 seats and customer was also disheartened. Within a month of the election, there was a coalition Govt. and all MLAs, became Ministers and our customer became the speaker of the Legislative assembly and all of us know, the powers and influence of speakers, in coalition era, capable of appointing and dismissing ministries. So, the predicted word Agrasana was meant to be a speaker. In retrospect, we realized, we missed to discern the subtle difference between the Executive head and Honorary head. This recent concrete case will explain how agile one has to be, in interpreting the words, so wisely used by the old Rishis in the SukshmaNaadi predictions. In this case, we know the correct dictionary meaning as given in the Authentic Madras University dictionary and the precedence in the Mahabharata Story, yet the predictions went a little astray in our interpretation only. We therefore appeal to our customers again, to take the realistic view of the predictions, taking their capacities, influence and their positions standing in the party, state of the party at the time of predictions etc. In another case of a prediction to a High Court Judge, we had interpreted, that he would retire at the age of 63 and he was taken aback, as it meant retirement 2 years earlier. The words appearing in to the Naadi could be interpreted to mean 63 years of age or 65 years of age, viz. Aruban Eir Moon is 60 + 2 + 3 or 63. When the Honorable Justice pointed out that the age of retirement of Justice was 65, we stood corrected and he was kind enough to appreciate our laminations. In fact, we were not aware that the age of superannuation varies from 55 to 65 at present. But the sages, through their foresight, correctly forecast what is going to happen many years later. With the above types of experience, we are also trying our best to interpret the predictions as nearly as possible to the present day situations.
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 (vide 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.