Palmistry is the study of the lines and signs of the hands.
Throughout our lifetime, our bodies register change. For example,
the lines on our face that we acquire with age reflect experience
and, we hope, wisdom. Lines and signs on our hands, present at birth,
grow as we evolve, signifying the accumulated experience of our
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. Just as a pebble thrown into the water creates
ripples, so our thoughts create similar effects.
" Hast Samudrika " popularly known as "Palmistry"
i.e. study of hand is a very small part of Samudrika Shastra Science,
which was well developed in ancient India . Samudrika Shastra is
the study of the whole body and various signs on it.
Palmistry is a well-established science, which draws everyone to
it - even a layman. However, like every 'Science', one has to have
patience and learn its intricacies to get its correct and true meaning.
To study Palmistry we divide the Hand into two
1. Shape of hand
2. Lines of hand.
Shape of hand is again subdivided into two primary
1. Thumb, Fingers & Nails
2. Palm & Mounts