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Back to the future

The Delhi Nakshatra festival has got it all — vastu, astrology, yoga, feng shui, gemology and more.

entertainment Updated: Feb 04, 2010 01:50 IST
Aakriti Sawhney

A confluence of body, mind and spirit culled from various ancient traditions in convergence with modern technologies, is what the fifth Delhi Nakshatra festival is all about. With more than 100 astrologers, tarot card readers, feng shui experts, gemologists and yoga gurus from all over India coming together, the idea behind this event is to present a scientific approach towards various future predictions.

“Through this festival, we want to bring in the new developments and specialisations that have taken place in the field of astrology. You will get to see and experience various non-conventional practices like coffee cup reading, affirmation chanting, past life regression and crystal ball gazing,” says Abha Bansal of Future Point, a horoscope consultancy service.

The festival, that is jointly organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation and Future Point, will educate visitors about reiki, crystals for positive attitude, impact of vastu and different aspects of prediction through seminars and presentations . The festival also aims to create awareness and make people realise that astrological predictions are strongly based on calculations and movements of the stars and planets.

Youngsters are making a beeline to visit the festival. What is attracting them are the newer practices of future predictions, such as angel therapy, ceromancy, and tea leaf reading and runes. “There has been a great response to coffee cup reading and ceromancy. People find it very fascinating,” says Neera Sareen, a tarot card reader. The fair also offers you a chance to buy items such as lucky stones, feng shui decorations and more.

The Delhi Nakshatra festival is open from 11 am to 8 pm everyday and continues till February 7 at Pragati Maidan. Entry fee: Rs 10.

Watch out for:

Ceromancy: An ancient art of divining the future from melted wax.
Angel Therapy: Angel reading helps you to invoke the angels to guide, heal, inspire, enlighten and motivate yourself.
Coffee cup and tea leaf reading: An ancient technique used for divination of both the present and the future.
Runes: This is an ancient form of prediction carried out using arrangements of the 24 runes (letters) of the old Futhark alphabets, that are inscribed on stone or wood pieces.