Samudrika Shastra is hand analysis in the Vedic tradition, a Sanskrit term that translates roughly as “knowledge of body features.”
Ancient Indian Palmistry is part of Samudrik Shastra which was founded by Lord Brahma, the creator of this Universe himself and later propounded by Saint Samudra.
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Centuries ago, the sages of India established a system of knowledge stemming from the Vedas, the earliest sacred Hindu writings. They studied the hands as a means to unveil and understand the self and relationships with others. They saw that the unique patterns of lines and signs in the hand come into being as a direct result of the way we think and behave.
This tradition assumes that every natural or acquired bodily mark encodes its owner’s psychology and destiny. Elevation, depression, elongation, diminution, and other marks become relevant. Traditional stories in Indiathus abound with descriptions of rare auspicious markings found on the bodies of memorable people. Legends about Lord Sri Rama and Sri Krishna Avataras, Gautama the Buddha, and Mahavira the Tirthankara conform to this tradition. Indeed,Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains share this ancient Samudrika Shastra tradition.
Samudrik shastra which is the study of body features seek its main interest in ‘hast samudrikam’ which is the study of palm lines. Although palmistry is studied and practised in various parts of world but it is nowhere so accurate and scientific as it is in the ancient Hindu literature. The culture of India presents some old Hindu writings which appear in some very old documents like ‘Hasta Samudrika Shastra’, ‘Ravana Samhita’ and ‘Hasth Sanjeevani” These are some of the famous ancient Hindu books on palmistry, which are available even today.
There is a similarity between western and Indian palmistry and it owes to the fact that in past(13th century AD to 19th century) palmistry has travelled from India to all the world. The science of ancient Indian palmistry is very scarce today and its knowers pass this knowledge only to the trusted students by training them under their guidance as opposed to the western way of divulging knowledge by books. This system is known as ‘guru-shishya parampara’. Unfortunately the knowers and practitioners of ancient Indian palmistry are very scarce today
As the question of accuracy stands in front of us , it also clarify that correct prediction of some event and timing of that event makes the accuracy and this is the most important part of Indian palmistry. The ancient esoteric and calculative methods of palm readings give details of accuracy not only about the future of native but also about the present and past(for example native’s date and time of birth)and there is a very very important feature of Indian palmistry that is that it gives the accurate prediction of native’s family’s( blood relatives i.e. parents, siblings and spouse) past present and future also.
Hasta Samudrika Shastra
Features analyzed in Samudrika Shastra may belong to any part of the physique. Those marks found on the human hand, however, form a specialized study known within the Vedic tradition as Hasta Samudrika Shastra. Praised in antiquity, Hasta Samudrika Shastra confines itself to the hand because Hasta means “hand.” Thought to be more expressive than even the face, the human hand thus becomes a Darpana, a mirror, that reflects its owner’s nature and fate.
Hasta Samudrika Shastra thus serves as a sanctioned collection of ancient rules for hand analysis. Its doctrine describes the art of knowing both character and fortune from the hand. Perpetuated by initiated members of special clans, wardens of long-established methods, this knowledge travels orally to those thought worthy recipients.Although manuscripts play a role in that transmission, the written word alone forms too fragile a thread to sustain the warp and woof of a durable, robust Hasta Samudrika Shastra.
Ancient Indian palmistry is one the several marvels that ancient vedic civilisation has given to us and it is also perfect in its purpose like all other branches of vedas.
Like all growth that sprouts from the Vedic tradition’s nutrient soil, Hasta Samudrika Shastra throbs with the sap of the sublime life vision expounded by the Rishis, the Vedic mystics of old, who populate ancient humanity’s unwritten history.
Analysis of the Palmistry
Our ancient scholars have classified the analysis of the palm into 2 parts or segments.
1. Structure of the palm
2. Lines of the palm
The following things should be considered while analyzing the structure of the palm.
1. The structure of the palm, its breadth and width.
2. The structure of fingers.
3. The length of the fingers.
4. The type of nails.
5. The flesh of the palm / smoothness / roughness of palm.
6. The thumb and its structure.
7. Smooth or rough, its flexibility.
8. Having pores or cushioned.
On this basis, the merits and demerits of one’s nature can be analyzed and predicted.
Types of Palmistry Lines
The following things have to be analyzed for prediction.
1. Life line.
2. Fate line.
3. Heart Line
4. Head Line
5. Simian Line
6. Mars line.
7. Marriage Line
8. Education Line
9. Friends Lines
10. Accident Lines
11. Travel lines.
12. Cross lines.
13. Girdle of Saturn / Jupiter.
Life Line – Life Line extends from the edge of the palm above the thumb and travels in an arc towards the wrist. Life Line is believed to represent the person’s vitality and vigor, physical health and general well being. The life line is also believed to reflect major life changes, including cataclysmic events, physical injuries, and relocations. Contrary to popular belief, modern palmistry generally do not believe that the length of a person’s life line is tied to the length of a person’s life.
Fate Line – Fate Line runs from the bottom of the palm near the wrist, up through the center of the palm towards the middle finger. Fate Line is believed to be tied to the person’s life path, including school and career choices, successes and obstacles. Sometimes this line is thought to reflect circumstances beyond an individual’s control, or the person’s choices and their consequences.
Heart Line – Found towards the top of the palm, under the fingers. Heart Line represents matters of the heart, both physical and metaphorical. Heart Line indicates emotional stability, romantic perspectives, depression, and stoicism, in addition to various aspects of cardiac health.
Head Line – Head Line starts from the edge of the palm under the index finger and flows across the palm towards the outside edge, represents the person’s mind and the way it works, including learning style, communication style, intellectualism, and thirst for knowledge. Head Line is also believed to indicate a preference for creative or analytical approaches to information (i.e., right brain or left brain).
Simian Line – Simian Line is the fusing of the heart and head lines. Simian Line is believed by practitioners of palmistry to indicate that the person has no distinction between what is desired and what is thought, resulting in an intense nature with a tendency to rush into things.
Mars Line – The line of the mars is one of the significant lines in the science of palmistry. Mars line originate either from the lower region of the Mars or from the initial part of the life line and proceed towards the mount of the Venus. As the palmists have opined after a prolonged research of that there may be one or more than one line of Mars. The significance of the Line of Mars depends of the shape and structure of the line on the individual`s palm. The line of Mars can be thick or thin and either prominent or faint. But one thing is made declared certain by the palmists that these lines originate from the mount of the Mars and are thus known as the lines of the Mars.
Marriage Line – The Marriage Line go across the edge of the palm starting under the little finger. The lines here may signify marriages or chances affairs depending exactly how many lines there is as well as how clearly they can be seen. The stronger they are, the more of a chance that they might in fact a marriage.
Education Line – The line of education comprises an important part of the science of palmistry. Education Line determines the education and the career line of an individual. This line originates from a point between the finger of Saturn and the finger of Apollo. Education Line proceeds ahead and the line has a leaning over the region of the Sun. Those who have this line, get full success in the field of education.
Friends Line – Lines of friends are also the subsidiary lines found on the palm. There are some perpendicular lines on the phalanges of the fingers. The palmists called these lines as the lines of Friends. These are indicative of friends of the respective individuals. If there are no perpendicular lines on the phalanges of fingers then it should be assumed that the person loves loneliness. Moreover it also indicates that the person have no practical support from the friends.
Accident Line – The lines of Accident are indicated by the sign of Cross, according to the palmistry. If the cross is on the mount of the Jupiter then it gives good results and improves the fate. On the mount of the Saturn, a cross indicates certain death in an accident. If there is a cross on the mount of the Mars, the person dies in a battlefield. If there is a cross on the mount of the Sun, then he will die because of unfaithfulness. Cross on the mount of Mercury indicates that the individual will die in an accident with a vehicle of fast speed. A cross on the mount of the Moon indicates that the person will die due to drowning. If there is a cross on the Headline, then the person becomes insane in the near future and a cross on the heart line indicates that the person will lead a widowed life.
The hands can be classified into 7 categories based on the structure of the hand
1. Primary Hand
2. Square Hand
3. Philosophical Hand
4. Spatulate Hand
5. Conical Hand
6. Ideal Hand
7. Composite Hand