Photo Essay: Sixty Five Years as Fortune Teller

By Dushiyanthini Kanagasabapathipillai

Parvathy Mookkan Thangavel (75) has been a fortune teller since she was ten year-old girl. “Fortune telling has been my family job. I learnt it from my mother. I have traveled with my mother around the country as a young girl.

I am very old and feel lonely now. I have nobody to take care of me. I found temple is the best place to read palms and tell fortune for people. I earn Rs.500 as my daily average income.


Parvathy Mookkan Thangavel comes to Naattukottai Nagaraththar New Kathiresan Temple, [in Colombo 04, Sri Lanka] on Tuesdays,Thursdays and Fridays for fortune telling.

She chews betel leaves with betel nut

Nathan of Bambalapity reading his palm to see whether he can go abroad soon

She has palm leaves,peacock feather, holy ash, a brass Amman, photo of Hanuman, and a small stainless steel Kumbam while fortune telling

Devotees stop to check their fortune, while being in the temple compound

Parvathy Mookkan Thangavel

Source: humanityashore


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