Palmistry is an ancient science of knowing the past,
present and future of a person. Since palm
is the gift of nature no errors can be ascribed to the
lines on the palm, which are there since birth. Palmistry
is a method of counselling that originated in India.
It is a part of a vast field of study, referred to as
Samudrik Shastra, which literally means the ocean of
knowledge. Palmistry is a sub-section of Samudrik Shastra
and deals specifically with the study of the hand.
The ancient monuments of India take us back to the prehistoric
period of the Aryan civilization. Among the Hindu sages
who propagated this art include Garga, Gautama, Bharadwaja,
Agastya, Bhrigu, Atri and Kashyapa. It is mentioned
in the Puranas that the divine sage, Narada, practised
this art. Maharshi Valmiki is reported to have written
a book entitled " The Teachings of Valmiki Maharshi
on Male Palmistry, comprising 567 stanzas, about 4,000
to 5,000 years ago.
By charting the astrological correspondences found in
the hands and understanding the mythologies of the gods
and planets associated with each part of that map it
is possible to understand yourself and others by making
simple observations about thumb size, finger length,
gesture, lines and skin color. It is important to look
at both hands during a reading. Depending on which hand
is active (usually seen as the hand you write with),in
combination with the inactive hand, shows where you
have been (passive),and where you are likely headed
(active) in this life.