Mollywood diva Mamta Mohandas has become an icon of hope and resilience when she made a stunning come back into the movies after she survived her bout with cancer. In an interview to the popular women’s magazine Vanitha, Mamta opens up about a prophecy made on the basis of the ‘nadi’ astrology (based on the belief that one’s past, present and future lives were already predicted by learned men) at the Vaitheeswaran kovil in Tamil Nadu.
“It was a relative of ours who told about the Vaitheeswaran Kovil in Kumbakonam. We did not believe when he told that the secrets of our birth could be revealed by the nadi astrology practiced there. However, we send our palm prints. Within two months the sacred palm leaf manuscript which contained the astrological details about my mother were found. The prophecies were recorded in three video cassettes and sent to us. The first cassette contained the details about my mother’s previous birth. In the beginning of the second one, which is about the present birth, it is said that my mother shares her name with a prominent river. The rest of what was said in the cassette was so accurate up until now,” reveals Mamta.
Mamta says that her mother Ganga had begun listening to the part where it talks about her daughter with great interest. However, she switched off the tape and began to weep profusely when the part where the prediction, “daughter too would be diagnosed with the same ailment that the mother had suffered”, came. The actress says that her mother had continued listening to the tapes after being consoled by the relatives.
“The prophesy video had said that her daughter would be beautiful, and would earn fame in a different area other than her chosen academic field. I auditioned for ‘Mayookam’, just out of curiosity when I came to Kerala for the holidays,” smiles Mamta.
Meanwhile Mamta’s mother Ganga who has been listening intently to her daughter happily shares another secret, “It was also said in the tapes that we would become grandparents.”