Fascinating Fortune-Telling Methods Practiced in Sri Lanka

Fortune Telling in Sri Lanka
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Most of us sometimes wonder if we could learn what we are likely to do in the future or what your future is going to be like. There are many different fortune-telling methods practiced in Sri Lanka to get a glimpse of the future.

Palm Reading

The art of Palm reading is fascinating and intriguing. Palm reading or Palmistry is a long-time practice that has been part of Sri Lankan culture. The roots of Palmistry spread in India, China and some other countries. It’s a dying practice in the present day but it’s truly a worldwide art of understanding your life and of telling your fortune. Palmistry was often condemned as a superstitious practice, but even today palm readers practice successfully in many parts of Sri Lanka giving accurate readings, depending on their capability.

A palm reader is available on request at Amaya Hills, one of our hotels in Kandy.

Ola leaf Reading

Originated in India, Ola leaf is a palm leaf used for writing in traditional  manuscripts. This method is widely used in in Southern India and became very popular in Sri Lanka during past few decades. It is believed that thousands of years ago seven Indian rishis (sages) wrote everyone’s fortunes on palm leaves. Leaves are identified through the persons thumbprints, not only by birth date and time. The reader generally takes a few days or even a week to locate the respective leaf (leaves) from the bundle of leaves brought from India and call you back for the final reading.

Horoscope Reading

Astrology is all about planets and stars. Among all methods of fortune telling, Astrology is the most famous and even today widely practiced and believed, not only in Sri Lanka but in many other counties as well. Many newspapers and magazines in so many countries carry weekly predictive columns which indicate how widely astrology is gaining faith. Horoscope is based on a system of position of the Sun at the time of birth.