(Last Updated on : 11/07/2012)
In the science of palmistry, hand covers a significant position. It has been said in the Hasta Sanjivani that there is nothing in the three worlds for knowledge besides the hand, which can be read like a book. Moreover, in India, palmistry has always been a subject of great interest for ages immemorial. Palmistry is considered as an important way to predict the future. This science is mainly concerned about the complicated lines drawn over the palms. God, the supreme artist to determine the future has depicted the future incidents or happenings by means of crisscross lines on a human hand. Palmistry however has migrated from India to other countries like Greece, Egypt, Persia and Syria in ancient times. Sages like Narada
, Garga, Bhrigu
and astrologers like Varahamihir have done a lot of work in Palmistry.
There are several books of palmistry like Hasta Sanjivani and Bhavishya Puranam that had discussed in details the significance of hands in the science of Palmistry. This science suggests that there are different kinds of hands. The structure of the hands determines several significant aspects of human character. The wrist acts as the link in joining the hand to the arm. The forepart of the wrist is called palm. The lines and characters, which nature has imprinted on hand, are very important for a palmist. Those lines and characters on hand appeared as the Divine Judgment as is said by Aristotle. As per palmistry, the lines imprinted on hand determined the conditions, inclinations, and fortunes of individuals. Palmistry had been a subject of concern even before the advent of Christ. Today, palmistry is considered as a science as wide research is done by the experts. Palmistry is a science of perception of the past, present and future of a person by the lines drawn on the hand.
However, the hand of every individual is unique. It is the hand, which reflects the nature of the person. According to palmistry, there are five kinds of hands – ordinary hand, very small hand, small hand, very long hand and long hand. The mounts of the hand determine the strengths and weaknesses in the personality. Further, it is the lines or marks of a hand that show a bright picture of events taking place in ones life. However these marks and lines may change from time to time depending on the planetary energies, which vary from time to time. A careful observation of the lines and the mounts portray in the hand represented all these factors, to understand what the person is and what his future will be.
Though palmistry derived its origin in India yet nowadays, it has lost its former significance in India. Unfortunately, palmistry did not receive the due attention in this country and it has been attaining a wide popularity in the western countries.