In the first issue of Yathra, a travel magazine published by the Mathrubhumi newspaper group, Abdullakutty has penned an article on his spiritual journey to Vaitheeswaran Koil, in Tamil Nadu’s Thanjavur district, famous for the centuries-old Nadi astrology. In the article, the MP said he had squatted in front of a Nadi astrologer, in his search for his birthday, which his family had failed to give all these years.
In the article ‘Your thumb says it all’, Abdullakutty writes that his date of birth has been an issue haunting him all these years. He had not celebrated birthdays as he did not know the exact date. He said the journey to Vaitheeswaran Koil was a search for destiny, after he had exhausted all other means.
Abdullakuty said he asked the astrologer to read chapters on birth and family and the latter gave ‘almost’ correct answers. He said he was taken aback when the astrologer asked whether he was an MP or an MLA. “After some time, the astrologer came with my horoscope and read out all details about my birth, including the star, date and time of birth etc. And he continued to say things about my past and future. I did not hear it...I was satisfied that I got a birthday. That was enough,” he completes the write-up.
“It is believed that the past, present and future of all humans were foreseen and recorded by ancient sages like Vasishta and Agastya in palm leaves and kept in Vaitheeswaran Koil. There is a scripture pertaining to each individual, comprising all details from birth to death.”