Sunday, March 18, 2007

Foundation Text of Indian Palmistry

Somebody asked me what is the first and the original text of Indian Palmistry the way you have "Brihat Parashar Hora Shastra" for Indian Astrology. Truly speaking, I was not aware of it so I didn't have instant answer. Most of the recent books that we see is from Western Authors and Cheiro seems the first person promoting that. But like other branches, Indian Palmistry is not a new one. The Western Palmistry is also called Chiromancy or cheiromancy. But what about Indian Palmistry? I did a googling and found this -

Palmistry in India has a history going back thousands of years. It is also known as hasta rekha. There are more than one major systems in use based on ancient writings. The most popular school is known as samudrika sastra, based on the writings of Samudra. A popular school in the south of India is sariraka sastra based on the writings of Kartikeya. This system is also known as skanda system.

Followers of sariraka sastra claim that this system is the oldest and most authentic, and that samudrika sastra has been diluted and simplified from the original teachings. Sariraka sastra places great emphasis on the rekhas or the lines on the palm. Up to 153 are recognized. In addition, the life line, or the atma rekha or rohini, is read from the base of the palm moving upwards.

As I have a background from Lal Kitab, I was surprised to know that the Lal Kitab is one of the best books on Indian Palmistry and must be studies by every Palmistry student. Also, this is the only book I know which establishes an excellent link between Astrology and Palmistry.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Cricket Astrology Discussion and Predictions

This is Cricket World Cup time and everybody is interested in knowing who is going to win the cup, who are the players going to perform well etc. etc.

But there is no single place on Internet where you can go and check the opinion and predictions of different astrologers. Keeping that in mind, I have created one discussion forum for cricket astrology. This forum is for discussing astrological predictions on various sports, though primarily cricket. There are various branches of astrology and various astrologers talk about different things. But there is no such place where all astrologers can come together, discuss and share their predictions, techniques. As the World Cup 2007 is around, I wanted to create that platform for astrologers. This is also a place that I want to use for developing astrology technique for sports predictions.

To start with, let us predict who will win the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007. Here is the URL for the forum CricAstro -