Mastak rekha, also known as mastak ki lines, are the horizontal and vertical lines that appear on the nails of your hands and toes. If you’ve ever had a manicure, you’re already familiar with them – they’re the blue or white lines that are painted on at salons as designs. But while they look pretty, they can have deeper meaning if you know what to look for in them!
The Types of Line in the Forehead (मास्टर पे लिंक)
There are three types of lines in your forehead; each of them comes with a different meaning. The first line that runs from your hairline to your eyebrows is called a Jeevan Rekha, or Life Line. This is probably what you think of when someone talks about life lines. It indicates how long you’ll live, whether or not you’ll have children, and some say if it’s really long, it indicates good health. If you don’t see any lines at all in your forehead—perhaps because they’re faint or hidden by a lot of hair—it’s also considered lucky.
The Jiva line (jīva जीव )
Known as the life line, or jeevan rekha in Hindi, it begins at your thumb, wraps around your wrist like a bracelet and then stretches down your palm toward your pinky finger. This is said to be an indicator of someone’s longevity—but more importantly, it also denotes one’s destiny (or bhagya), which has everything to do with one’s karma . Look closely at my photo above; you can see that my jiva line is very prominent (that is, long) compared to everyone else’s. That’s because when I was younger I was told that it indicated a long life.
The Bindu line (bindu बीन्दु)
This line is also called the eye of knowledge or the point of understanding, since it indicates where our most powerful asset lies. The Bindu line should be straight or slightly curved, and end in a sharp point that touches or crosses over both ends of your destiny line (described below). If you have a single bindu line in your palm, you are a visionary who can use your imagination to find creative solutions to problems. If there are multiple bindu lines in your palm, it means you have a natural gift for seeing potential in opportunities others might not see—in other words, you may be highly entrepreneurial. (Bhagy rekha भग्य रेखा)
The Kanda line (kanda कांडा)
This is a vertical line on your palm, generally running from about 1/3 of the way up your index finger to about 1/3 of its way down. It can appear either with two lines running down its center or one straight line that looks like a crack in your hand. Depending on how it’s drawn and where it’s placed, it can signify different things. It can indicate that you’re capable of balancing conflicting desires, will attain power, or could become more prosperous than you had imagined possible when you were younger. It could also mean that your life is going to be filled with strife (you’ll have ups and downs). Depending on where it’s located—at what stage in life you draw it—it might mean any number of things.
The Dhatu lines (dhatu धातु)
The dhatu lines are a set of horizontal lines, also known as seals, that run across your palm. Each line represents a specific layer of your body’s energy. In palmistry, we can use these lines to draw inferences about your overall health, diet, and spiritual well-being. For example, you may notice that a particular dhatu is stronger than others; if so, it might mean you have more energy in those areas than most people (or at least more energy than other people realize). Or perhaps one line is weak or missing—this could be an indication that there’s something you’re doing that should change.
The Sinhala lines (sinhala – සිංහල)
There are three main lines that run along your palm. These lines have a significant impact on your future success. The first line, known as jeevan rekha or life line, indicates your longevity. The second line, known as bhagy rekha or fortune line, indicates your financial future. The third line is called mastak rekha or head line. It shows where you will be fortunate in life and where you may struggle because of obstacles to good luck. Although most of these situations are not set in stone, learning how to recognize them can help you make better decisions about what you do next in order to change it so that it benefits you instead of holding you back.
Take Home Messages
So what do these lines mean, anyways? Well, if you’re looking to get a general idea of where your future may be headed, all you need to do is look at your fingers. The most important lines are going to run across your palm—the life line, head line, and heart line. If those three look like they’re in good shape—there aren’t any gaps or inconsistencies and each one looks like it is reasonably long—you can go ahead and cross early retirement off of your bucket list.