Post No.7469

Date uploaded in London – 19 January 2020

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It is the study of body parts and their connection to a person’s behaviour and character. It is one of the 64 arts listed in Vatsyayana’s Kama Sutra. He included it in the women’s school syllabus in ancient India. 2000 years ago, intelligent Hindu women were well versed in Shamudrika lakshan. Vatsyana included even Coded Language in the 64 arts!

I wrote 2 or three articles on shamudrika lakshan (please see the links below).

Two more news items of body parts’ link to one’s character have been published in London newspapers.


Face value

Think you can trust someone?

Just look into their eyes. People with brown eyes are regarded more trustworthy than those with blue, according to Czech scientists. Having a rounded place also rates highly which means a jowly man will fit our perception of trustworthiness even if he has blue eyes.

–Metro newspaper, Jan10, 2013

My comments :- I am throwing away my old paper cuttings. So I thought it is better to post them here. But I wanted to warn you about blue eyes. Max Muller, German Sanskrit ‘scholar’ popularised the Aryan Migration theory and proudly said that Germans also belonged to Aryan race in his comment about Vedic Dyaus (Greek God Zeus). Hitler got inspiration from Max muller, his compatriot, and said blue eyed German girls belonged to the pure Aryan race and so others must be thrown out etc. Please read Hitler’s autobiography Mein Kampf. So be careful about Blue Eye researches!!

My second comment about coloured eyes is that  99-9 % of Indians have only black eyes and yet we see among them sinners and saints! So be careful about coloured eye theories or conclusions or researches.

My last comment is that most of the foreigners who write on India have ‘coloured eyes’, I mean jaundiced eyes! That is why they give distorted pictures about India!! Can we call it optical illusion?


Second news item from Metro newspaper:–

Girls, beware of Ring Fingers!

Size him up!

Fed up with play away fellas, ladies? Then check the length of the ring finger of the next guy you meet. Primates with longer ring fingers than their second fingers (such as baboons) are more promiscuous than those where the difference is  ‘,such as gibbons. The digit difference is down to how much androgen hormones they are exposed to in the womb, said Liverpool University Researchers.

–Metro, November 5, 2009.

My comments:

In my mother tongue Tamil, there is a proverb : ‘Unemployed barber caught the cat and shaved it off the hair’ Look at the above research. Nothing wrong in doing research about monkeys and apes. But who asked them to measure the fingers and link them to sexual behaviour at the cost of tax payers’ money? Universities are funded by governments and NGOs . They can spend the money for better projects.

Last but not the least, 2000 year ago Vatsyayana listed the Shamudrika lakshan as one of the 64 subjects a woman should learn. I have featured a 100 year old Tamil book on Shamudrika lakshana in Facebook. I got it from the British Library in London. Why shouldn’t our universities do proper research on it? And I also advised NASA scientists to consult Nadi Astrologers in Tamil Nadu who can give your birth chart (Planetary positions on the day of your birth) just by looking at your palm. If your palm can show your birth time it would be definitely useful in Medical science and forensic science.(See the link below for my post on NASA)! › tag › samudrika-lakshan

samudrika lakshan | Tamil and Vedas


26 May 2012 – Posts about samudrika lakshan written by Tamil and Vedas. › 2014/09/09 › astrology-in-mahavamsa

Astrology in Mahavamsa! | Tamil and Vedas


9 Sep 2014 – We did not know how they worked it out. It may be intuitive power or mastery of Shamudrika Lakshan (body marks or shape). adilabad kili

What India could teach NASA Scientists? | Tamil and Vedas


5 May 2014 – If an astrologer who has specialised Nadi Jothidam, looks at your hand he can … But I must admit that other predictions about future did not come true. … If the astronomers learn this from the Hindus, they can understand the … › 2018/09/01 › hindus-new-methods-of-fortune-t…



1 Sep 2018 – I have already given details about rope trick astrology, lizard … that NASA scientists of USA must do some research about Hindu Nadi Jothidam.

blue eyed gentleman




Date: 23 JULY 2019
British Summer Time uploaded in London – 13-3

Post No. 6669

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Garvii- arrogant; Durvacanii- talks ill; Hathii- adamant; Apriyavaadi- speaks umpleasant words; Paroktam na manyate- does not listen to other’s words

Murkhasya panca cihnani garvi durvacani thatha

Hathi capriyavadi ca paroktam naiva manyate


Five Types of Urine / muutraani

Go -Cow; Ajaa – she goat; Mahisii- buffalo; Mesii- Ewe; Gardabhii- She donkey.

Gavamajanam meshinam mahishinam ca misritam

Mutrena gaardabhinam yattanmutram mutrapancakam

–Raja Nighantu


Mudra dharana- Madhva sampradaya  (Markings on the body)-

Cakra – discus; Sankha – conch; Gadaa- mace; Padma- lotus; Naaraayana- Mantra mudra


Mudraa- Gestures used in Puujaa

Kamala- lotus; Kalasa – pitcher; Dhenu – cow; Jnaana- Jnana; Anjali- Folded hands

Kalam kalsam dhenum jnanamanjalimeva ca

Pacamudrah pradarsita srisuktam ca japet budhah


Five Faces of Lord Siva

Sadyojaata- Creation; Vaamadeva- Preservation; Aghora- annihilation; Tatpurusa- Concealing; Isaana – besowing grace.

Saiva siddhanta


Marmaani _Vital points

Maamsa- Muscular; Siraa- Vascular; Snaayu- ligamental; Asthi – Bony; Sandhi- joints

–Susruta 6-3


Five Types of Sand- Mrittikaa

Istikaa- brick; Gairikaa- Red chalk; Lona- types of salt; Bhasma- ash; Valmiika- ant hill

Istika gairika lonam bhasmavalmikamrittika

Rasaprayogakusalaihi kirtitah pancamrittika



Yajnaa- Worship

Brahmayajnaa; Nryajna; Daivayajna; Pitryajna; Bhutayajna

Yajnaas – Sacrifices

Dravya- gifts; Tapas- penance; Yoga- Yoga; Svaadyaaya- Study (of Vedas); Jnaana- Knowledge

Bhagavad Gita 4-28


Yama- Restraints

Ahimsaa – non harming; Satya- truth; Asteya- non stealing; Brahmacarya- Celibacy; Apaigraha- Non acceptance of Gifts-

Yoga Sutram 2-30

Xxx subham xxx

Will Power, Worrying, Appearance Anecdotes (Post No.3416)

Compiled by London swaminathan


Date: 4 December 2016


Time uploaded in London: 7-57 am


Post No.3416


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Will power Anecdote

A young man contemplating marriage, was almost shocked out of his future state by overhearing the following conversation

Several young women, discussing their husbands, were talking of their men’s vices and how they have succeeded in curing them.

“Incidentally, said one of them to a very young thing standing by, I hear that John has given up smoking. He used to smoke a great deal. That must have taken a strong wil”l.

In contrast to her frail prettiness, the young woman was heard to say,

“It certainly did. But that’s the kind of will I have got”.



Worrying anecdote

Secretary of the Treasury Chase happened to remark

“Oh, I am so sorry that I didn’t write a letter to Mr So and so before I left home”.

President Lincoln promptly responded,

“Chase never regret what you don’t write; it is what you do write that you are often called upon to feel sorry for”.


Physical Characteristics Anecdote 

Mark Twain often received photographs from men whose friends had made them believe that they looked like him. Discovering that his house was beginning to run over with pictures of these aspirants to fame, mark determined to relieve himself of the burden of answering the heavy correspondence, and so had his printer strike off a few hundred copies of the following from letter,


“My dear Sir,

I thank you very much for your letter and your photograph. In my opinion you are more like me than any other of numerous doubles I may even say that you resemble me more closely than I do myself. In fact, I intend to use your picture to shave by”.

Yours thankfully,

S Clements