Indian palmistry, known as Samudrika shastra, can trace its origins back thousands of years. In India, palmistry has always been viewed as a sacred science. The human hand is considered a special part of the body that reveals each person’s unique dharma, or life path for this incarnation. The lines themselves are considered manifestations of God. Early palmistry texts stress that the  individual who interprets the divine signs on the hand must adhere to a strict code of personal conduct and not only should achieve a deep practical knowledge of palmistry, but a reach a high level of spiritual attainment as well.
Indian spiritual teachers believe that by developing self-knowledge, we can tap into the energy, talents and interests that we may have brought with us into our present life. As we deepen our self-understanding, we create our own future, not only in this life, but in future ones as well. This book provides a clear introduction to this fascinating study.


Table of Contents

1. The Palm and its Characteristics    
2. Fingers and Nails    
3. The Major Lines     
4. The Minor Lines   
5. Signs and Symbols  
For Further Study  


A portion of the material presented in this book was first published in The Little Giant Encyclopedia of Palmistry (Sterling Publishing, 1999). Recommended for those who have a basic understanding of Western palmistry, it is can be considered a companion volume to Chinese Palmistry; A Short Treatise.


Nathaniel Altman has been reading hands since 1969, and is recognized as one of the foremost hand analysis in the United States. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Sexual Palmistry and Palmistry: The Universal Guide.


Indian Palmistry: A Short Treatise. Gaupo Publishing / Kindle Direct Publishing, July 2020. Trade paperback edition (6" x 9", 111 pages, including index): $7.95. ISBN 978-0-9979720-6-1. To order Indian Palmistry, click here.

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