When I carried stories of the Nadi and the revelations many corresponded with me seeking clarification, explanation and some even thought I was a Nadi reader.
Just like many, I too was captivated by the Nadi and its revelations. I was told of the existence of the Nadi the first time by my good friend, astrologer and Siddha practitioner Dr Krishnan way back in 1996. It was only in 2002 after my colleague Murali Saminathan told me of his experience seeking the Nadi in 2000 that I was tempted to have a reading. Murali called Sivabalan of Petaling Jaya who then gave me an appointment. Sentilkumar from Avinasi read my Kaanda Nadi.
A whole new world opened up before me. Before this reading I did not know about Karma. Agathiyar in the Nadi spoke about it. He spoke about our actions and its repercussions. I had not given any thought about rebirth and possible past lifes. Agathiyar revealed my past life. Agathiyar explained how our lifes and present state of affairs is linked to our past deeds. Until then I did not know about the existence of the Siddhas. Agathiyar spoke about them and asked me to come into their fold.
Agathiyar was gracious enough to provide a relief, and opening and an escape route for me to come out of the rut I was in by providing atonement or parikaaram. I was blessed to come to know of the Nadi, given an opportunity to know my past and my past deeds, and shown ways and means to overcome or the least lessen the effects of my past Karma.
Over the years I came to understand more about the Siddhas and their workings. A documentary carried by Discovery Channel on the Nadi captivated my attention and interest. Books and videos by Sashikant Oak too helped clarify many things regarding the Nadi and the Siddhas. Velayutham Karthikeyan's blog SITHTHAN ARUL played a major part in revealing the mysteries of the Siddhas and the Nadi. Through SITHTHAN ARUL I came to know of Hanumathdasan and his contribution towards society. Later I asked my very good friend, Jnana Jyothi Amma to purchase the published works of Hanumathdasan, revelations of Agathiyar through the Jeeva Nadi in possession of Hanumathdasan, all five books titled NAADI SOLLUM KATHAIGAL. Discipleship to two beautiful Gurus, Supramania Swami of Tiruvannamalai and Tavayogi Thangarasan Adigal brought me closer to God. Just observing them both brought more understanding.
The Siddhas opened up a new chapter in my life. They taught me to be more charitable. They asked that we instill good values in us and move towards becoming Divine in nature. Tavayogi told me there would also be brickbats thrown at you as you walk this path. It would be a test of time and patience. It would not be an easy path. Perseverance and determination will help one sail through these rapids and stormy waters.
After having come to the path of the Siddhas, becoming acquainted with the Siddhas and my Gurus and armed with whatever little knowledge and experience I had, I embarked on this marvelous and wonderful journey. And so I set about mentioning the Siddhas, my Gurus and whatever little experiences I had in my website INDIANHEARTBEAT, SCRIBD and on YOUTUBE. Later I terminated these accounts only to be told by Agathiyar in the Nadi and Tavayogi to reinstate them. And so I set about posting and uploading again. Along the way I had received many beautiful reviews and mails from readers and also some nasty ones too.
Lets walk through some of them, shall we?
This mail was in response to my mail to Annette Merle Cleveland, the 'star' of the Discovery Channel's episode on the Nadi.
Good day my dear friend. I am very happy to communicate with you. I find it interesting that you saw the Discovery Channel program which was made around the Chennai area. When the Discovery Channel people contacted me I was happy to oblige and contacted the Japanese fellow to see if he would be interested in coming over also. Of course, he was most happy to be involved.
I will go through your book more thoroughly over the weekend and we will write more. I look forward to further communication. Best wishes. Annette
View Annette’s interview with Discovery Channel at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQnCaU_vPwg&list=UUpANxNFSq4ERsOkhq5o_frQ
This mail surprised me since it was from a Chinese. We became friends later with he attending our prayers for the Siddhas at our homes.
Hi Shanmugam. My name is ..... I'm interested to get in touch with one T. Ramesh who provide naadi consultation. I get hold of your contact from reading one of the articles. Sincerely appreciate your assistance if you are able to provide. Wish you a pleasant day ahead, bless you.
Sir, I read with interest your search on the path. It is, indeed, a very rewarding and rich experience. I do take this opportunity to wish you more Grace and Fulfillment in the times to come. I do have a small request of you. Could you let me know as to where you got your nadi read. It would be of a great service to quite a few of us, who do want a genuine read, but don't know where to go. Regards
This mail was from a girl who was later mentioned in my Nadi reading. Agathiyar chose to open his eye in his painting during prayers at this devotee's home.
Greetings Sir, My name is ....... and I am from Klang. I have been reading your articles for the past 2 months repeatedly as I find it really amazing and gives me a sense of spirituality every time I read it. It is really amazing to know that you have experienced many miracles throughout your trip to India.
I would like to share something with you which I consider an interesting event in my life. Probably we are all connected in a way or another by Agathiyar. I met Nadi Reader Ramesh at the end of March where he read my olai. At first, I took it very lightly about the reading, but a tragic event which was mentioned in olai suvadi happened to me in less than a week from the time the olai was read ! I realized that it is no joke. The tragic event actually lead me to a path in which I started to read and deepen my knowledge in sitthar and olai chuvadi. That’s when I found your article.
That was the time, I joined ....... and I was put under the supervision of ........... I used to share with him about ollai suvadi, Agathiyar and your article. And I was given a book title ‘ANTHOLOGY OF SITTHARS’ by ..... which was given to him by ...... who apparently knows you. I started reciting the Sitthar’s Potri from the book.
Now I realize that when I first went for my olai reading, it was mentioned that I would have Sitthar Valipadu and Sittar Thodarbu in this birth. I am seeing it happening now! I met ...... last Friday and he shared a lot of things with him on Sitthar and he also mentioned about you and how the olai reading has been so accurate for you.
It would be really great if I could meet a great soul like you and would like to listen to the greatness of sitthars from you. ...... told me that you are working with ........ Are you in ....?
Mister Shanmugan Avadaiyappa, I am from El Salvador, Central America, and know by the Internet on your experience and authority on Nadi Astrology, because I have read your texts IN THE PATH OF SIDHAS, IN SEARCH OF THE PATH, END OF THE PATH, SIDHAS IN MALAYSIA, THE SIDHAS, SIDHA POTRI.
I will want know on that viewpoint you have on ......... from site in Internet ....The first reading he send me was in 11-02-2008 called ................. in 29-11-2008, he send me the reading on General Gandham and Shanti Ghandam.
Hari Om dear spiritual Aspirant, my name is ......... and I went through the details of your travel in India, it was amazing phenomenon and very motivating. There is something that you have mentioned about the nadi reading that Sage Agastiyar had promised. Is this the nadi reading which is going on in Vaitheswaran? If so, which particular nadi astrologer did you see? Seem to be very accurate. I have a plan of making a pilgrimage to some of the places that you have mentioned. Especially Agastiyampelli, Courtrallam Babaji's Sadana place, Siddha Bogar Palani and Ramaliga Swamigal's place Vellore. Since you have the experience going to these sacred places, could you give some advise which I should be aware of. You travel is truly inspiring, may God bless you and grant you the wishes that you are seeking for. Thank you.
Dear Sir, my name is ...... and I am from Karur, Tamil Nadu. I came to Kuala Lumpur on last March and working as a software engineer in ......... I saw some your books about Sage Agathiyar in Scribd.com and and liked it very much. Could you please guide me to find any place here in Malaysia where I can see the naadi prediction. Also could you please give me the Agathiyar temple address in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Thank you very much ! With regards,
Dear Sir, I read through your website and your articles as well. Was astonishing. As a 1st step I would like to see the Nadi. I am based in Singapore now & is there someone who I can see in Singapore who can read to me my Nadi.
This mailer thought I was a Nadi reader.
When I go thru the website, I heard the word Nadi, are you are a Nadi predictor having chuvadi's. I was seen Nadi @ Vaideeswaran koil one time. But I understand they use that as moneymaking media rather than a service. I want to see my chuvadi, kindly guide me where I can get clear details. After I start firmly believing in spiritual way, I thought everything happening as per our Karma, everybody must underwent in to the karmic process. But I want to take some important decisions in my life. For that, I want guidance through chuvadi. Kindly give me guidance where I can get right details. Thank you. Nama Shivaya. ………
Dear Sir, I read about your experiences in scribd.com. Its really amazing and wonderful to read it. I am also interested in Naadi Reading, but since there are so many scamsters nowadays, please send contact details of some the Genuine Naadi Readers that you have met with. Regards, ……
And here comes the brickbats,
Hello Anna, I saw your posts on some of the websites related to Nadi. I have been to a 4 Kaandam nadi readers so far, but none of them seemed genuine. I really really need the guidance of the Maharishis. I got in touch with Mr. Ganesan from Tanjavur. Unfortunately, he said he will not be doing readings for anyone till June 2014. I then found the contact info of the Agathiar Gnana Peedam at Kallar, and managed to get an appointment ... but only in late Feb. Could you please suggest a nadi reader I could visit in the meanwhile? I contacted a few others..But I didn't get a good feeling about them.
I replied as follows,
Thanks for visiting the blog and your kind comments. I feel you are not ready for a reading. The reason is you can keep going to more readers, maybe even be at Kallar, or with Ganesan, but in the back of your mind your past experiences with the earlier nadi readers will surface. You will always not get a good feeling about them. One who is desperate will not seek an opinion as to the genuine-nity of the readers or have an opinion on the nadi because in that situation we seek the Sidhas opinion and feelings on that matter. Our opinions and feelings will be immaterial. Sorry if I sounded harsh. Certain things have to be said.
And she responded to my reply.
I am in need for divine guidance..PERIOD. Let the great siddhars decide if I am ready for a reading or not. If I am not, they will not make it happen anyway. I did not ask for your opinion, as to whether I'm ready or not. I just asked if you could recommend some genuine readers, for I am not in a position to get cheated of huge amounts of money over and over again in the name of remedies.. If you cannot help, that's fine. There's no need to give unsolicited advice and be rude to people who are already going through a tough time. Sorry if I sounded harsh. Certain things have to be said.
Quoting her I forwarded the following,
"... for I am not in a position to get cheated of huge amounts of money over and over again in the name of remedies."
Agathiyar says if you lose money in this way to the Nadi readers, there is a reason for it to. He says that he is taking away your Karma. Nadi Guru Ganesan of Tanjavur who has a Jeeva Nadi too, conveys Agathiyar's explaination as to why the Nadi reading does not seem right for some seekers. Watch the video recording from Shashikant Oaks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCENLrMcT7Q
When I had new friends and seekers come over for prayers and also out of curiosity, some stayed back. Later they shared their sorrows and miseries with my wife and me. We being good listeners, heard them through and naturally started advising them. But then that lead to inconveniences for the family. When I consulted Tavayogi he slammed me, asking me, "Why do you interfere?" and continued, "Show them to Agathiyar. Let Agathiyar deal with them."
I accepted all these as part of growing up and a lesson that I needed to learn.