(Last Updated on : 23/04/2011)
Physiognomy in Garuda Purana
is an important chapter that is dealt deftly. The science of Physiognomy is known as samudrika shastra. The physical features are analyzed in order to know the character of the person. A man who has soft feet that never sweats will be king. His toes will be even and on his legs no vein would be seen. A man who has round thighs and less body hair will be a king. It is said that there would be one hair on each pore of his body.
A man who has rough nails on his toes will be a poor man. His face would reveal the veins. He would have dry toes and flat foot. Each of his pores would have only three hairs. One becomes a learned person if he has two hairs in each of his pores. A person would always be sick if has skinny thighs.
A man's longevity could be judged the number of forehead lines. Somebody who has three lines on their forehead would live for sixty years, one who has two lines live for forty years and one who has one line would live for twenty years. A person would die at a young age if a single line extends right across the forehead. But if three lines extend right across the forehead, the person will live for a hundred years.
A woman who has a round face would bring prosperity to her house. A woman who has round eyes would become a widow and would suffer throughout life. If a woman has large eyes and red lips then she would be happy always. She will always suffer if there are many lines on woman's palm. If there are few lines on a woman's palm, she would remain always poor. She will become either the wife or the mother of a king if there is a sign of a chakra on woman's palm. A woman who has bright eyes has a good fortune. A woman who has shining teeth gets good food to eat. One who has a glowing skin gets to sleep on good beds.
A man who has a long nose is lucky. A man who has a bent nose is a thief and a man who has a nose that is bent to the right is cruel. A man who sneezes one at a time is considered strong. A person would live for long if he speaks in a nasal tone. A person who has eyes like a cat's eye indicates that he is a sinner. Those men who have different eyes are cruel. A man with symmetric eyebrows is poor. A man cries but his tears cannot be seen then he is considered unfortunate.
If on a woman's palm a line is thick she will have many sons. However if the life is thin, she will have many daughters. It is also considered that those whose life lines are split do not live for a long. However those whose life lines are long and unbroken live long.