The study of Palms has evolved over thousands of years. Although the major lines on the hands develop while a baby is still in the womb, they continue to alter throughout life- only the skin -ridge patterns remain unchanged.
Also known as Chirology or Palm Reading in popular culture, this is prevalent in many countries across the world, with regional and cultural variations.
It is the part of Samudrik Shastra. Samudrik shastra is the common name for Anga Vidya which deals with signs and marks on the human body including hand.
Samudrik Shastra comprises of:
- Mukh Vidya (Face reading)
- Paada Vidya ( marks on the soles of the feet)
- Hasta rekha Shastra
Use of Palmistry
To understand the basic character and aptitude of self and the others. Hand analysis can, in fact, reveal a great deal about an individual's personality, his/ her physical, mental and emotional well being, as well as inherent talents and potentialities. Disease: Pre warning for imminent diseases. The Palm would show a disease much before it manifests on the body.
For Forensic Sciences.
Also helps in career counselling by understanding one's nature, temperament and aptitude.
Guides to a Better Lifestyle.
Compatibility especially in marriage.
Prepares for the Right Relationship.
Helps Understand Others' Behaviour.