Samudrika Shastra is a part of the Vedic tradition.Many people in the vedic ages, utilized this knowledge for studying the human face, body features,body aura etc. This tradition assumes that every natural or acquired bodily mark, encodes its owner's psychology and destiny. Elevation, depression, elongation, diminution, and other marks become relevant. There are five main types of human elements in terms of the Samudrika: Agni(Fire), Vayu(Air), Jal(Water), Akash(Sky,Space) and Prithvi(Earth).

Which are the authentic texts, for understanding Samudrika Shastra?

  • It seems " Samudrika Shastra" is part of Astrology (joytish shastra). According to some sited it is written by Kartikeya and some says by Brahma. The only shloka i have found is "पूर्णचंद्रमुखी या च बालसूर्य-समप्रभा। विशालनेत्रा विम्बोष्ठी सा कन्या लभते सुखम् ।1। या च कांचनवर्णाभ रक्तपुष्परोरुहा। सहस्त्राणां तु नारीणां भवेत् सापि पतिव्रता ।2। " Unfortunately not much aurhetic scriptures found ,hence the comment. Sep 27 '16 at 6:08
  • Yes , the site provides some info. On face reading. Thanks for the link:) Sep 27 '16 at 10:06

Samudrika Shastra is described in Garuda Purana, Chapter 58-66 translated by Manmatha Nath Dutt.

Samudrika is also described in Bhavishya Purana, Vol 1, chapter 5.


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