There were 18 significant siddhars including konganar, kalanki Nadhar, sivavakkiyar, Agasthiyar, Bogar and others , which influenced a variety of older Tamil literary and philosophical works.
They were renowned for their manuscripts written using smoked and dried palm leaf using iron nail also known as palm leaf manuscripts, also known as Olai chuvadi or Tala Patra that would later be later used to predict the future.
Our ancestors were part of the valluvar clan and valluvars were believed to be priests of the Pallava Kings who ruled over large parts in south India for around 600 years. The valluvars were the ones responsible for executing ceremonies and rituals even before they were Brahmins. What distinguished them from other priests was their expertise in astrology and medicine as well as the study of astronomy through decoding olai chuvadi or palm leaf manuscripts . Written by the 18 Siddhars who were dedicated adherents of their ahaman. singing and astrology was so vast that they were placed at a very high rank in the social hierarchy . They were highly valued and admired over the status of a Brahmin or priest.
Also, it was believed a lot of rulers away from northern lands would visit in order to obtain an answer from them after waiting months to determine and complete their Karma (life’s goal).
Pallava kingdom was a language spoken by the Pallava kingdom. It included Sanskrit , Tamil, Telugu and Prakrit as a common languages at the time, but utilized Pallava script to write for purposes. Later, they changed to grandha, which is very similar to Pallava script since it is taken from it.
Therefore, many inscribed manuscripts or palm leaf writings were translated into grandha. Valluvars could decipher and translate their work were engraved with Slokas to make an astrological prediction for grandha for the coming years.
Thiruvalluvar is famously known for its writing thiru Kural is thought to have been a valluvar and that is why the manuscripts made of palm leaf are to write the thiru Kural.
In the later years of British government, it was brought to their attention that there were inscribed manuscripts which could predict the future of people and they compelled many valluvar astrologers in the area to interpret it for them or assist them to translate it into English but the astrologers refused. Thus, many manuscripts were burnt which resulted in the destruction of a large number of them, while some were stolen and transported to Britain and later found in museums as well.
However, a large amount of these scripts were protected and kept by a variety of royals, priests, and valluvars also, as they understood the significance of these inscriptions.
Then we had to establish our identity, lineage through caste, gotra and other methods to get them back following the independence . The majority of them were given to us, particularly a large portion of the manuscripts of Sivavakkiyar and agasthyiar. However, only a few manuscripts were retrieved by others who were not valluvars . A some, even though they belonged to our caste, were not taught to understand Grantha or to make predictions and that’s why there were so many Nadi Astrology centres began with false, misleading predictions leading people to question the validity of Nadi astrology as a whole and resulting in people with a variety of views and beliefs about it.Few were considered duplicated to serve these purposes. We’re still trying to gather more authentic tala patras, and put them to use in making accurate and accurate predictions using our own Astrologers who have at least 10 years ‘ experience in helping people solve their issues. We also offer that you will be refunded if you’re not satisfied with the prediction, as we consider nadi astrology to be an incredible service that’s insufficient without our client satisfaction which is what we are most proud of.