Dating for people with mental illnes
That was all that was needed to look for the palm leaf with my life story written on it.
It was, however, subject to availability I was told, as I was asked to sit down in a fixed place while the search for it was on.
Anyway, after one arrives at the place their thumb impression is taken along with their date of birth.
Then, the palm leaf pertaining to the individual is searched for. There are a number of write-ups praising its accuracy and there are blogs testifying to the same.
The next question was whether I was a Brahmin or not.
It would be fifty rupees extra for audio tape recording.Taking into account population explosion, the whole place should be chock full of palm leaves, but miraculously this is not so.This could mean two things- either the ancients had the foresight to know as to who would visit the place and hence only the bio-data of those visitors would be available,or the leaves are preserved in some format wherein terabytes of data could be compressed and stored.Nadi Jothidam is the name of an ‘exact science’ by which all details about a person can be told by consulting palm-leaf inscriptions attributed to Agastya Muni, a very famous ancient sage from the South.There is, supposedly, one palm-leaf inscription for every human on this earth, past present and future!
We declined this invitation and told them that we would go around the place and come later.