He, as a Brahmin in Srilanka in his past life, had impregnated a servant woman. It was this sin of his past life that was weighing heavily upon him in this life too and making him do all the bad things that he was doing. When we had arrived to visit the temple, we were directed to this place to have our leaves read.
So it was quite obviuos that there was a cozy symbiotic relationship between the priests and these Nadi Jotishs. His solution was to perform appropriate pujas in the temple the way they should be!
As usual I was told he has friends in the temple that would be glad to do them for a suitable price and no fraud.
When queried as to where they came from, were told that the temple was the source for all of the Nadi leaves.Of course, they were to be done by a person whom the priest knew very well.The rich white man was told to make the payment in advance and the offerings would be sent to him by post at regular intervals as prescribed. The way they were trying to get the info was quite interesting and not a very good example of cold reading.The minute we alighted from our cars a horde of unsavoury characters descended on us with offers to have our leaves read and claims that theirs was the only genuine Nadi Jotisham!
The moment we fell into the clutches of one and followed him, there were a few snide remarks from others that we were in the hands of a fraud and they were the real genuine ones!Every morning they would visit the temple and obtain the leaves of all those who were preordained to visit them and it was inevitable that those who were to arrive would do so!