How can you say all of those beliefs are 100% fake or baseless ideas ?
Before all, I must say I do not follow any kind of fortune telling or auspicious time systems.
I do not even think about any Nekath , Rahu kala, or kendare in my day to day life . Im not a believer of any rituals. I got this influence from my parents , both from down south , who were born where you get all sort of such beliefs but never practices such rituals or Rahu kalam in our home.
Somehow, I have studied how to make , read horoscopes and I can tell main features of persons written in 'Kendare', also know Dasha and analyze Uchcha neecha effects of planets etc.
Rahu kala is not other than an arranged sequence of good or bad times based on day of the week.
Sometimes I use these charts to argue Rahu kala is a baseless practice. Because Sunday or Monday is just an adoption. (Not based on any Planetary movements) .
Still we cannot say there is no effect whatsoever without studying and analyzing actual outcome. We cannot challenge what Mr. KDDP established for himself after doing a practical test. We never did such study.
Rashi Chakra - Sodiac
Kendra - horoscope- is based on imaginary zodiac signs linking various stars visible in the night sky .
There are many non-zodiac Constellations such as Orion , Southern Cross, Pleiades (හත්දින්නත් තරු) etc.
Zodiac is comprised of 12 constellations located in the path of the Sun around the year, visible from Earth.
The constellation rising from East Horizon at the time you come to this world (birth) is your Lagna.
Formation of starts to display a Lagna is also not real.
As an example, lets see Dhanu Lagna. ( Sagittarius)
In the next image,
Main starts of Dhanu Rashi as we see it are at left side . Connecting those bright stars they drew the imaginary archer figure.
If you consider the real positioning of those stars and drew a longitudinal view we get the figure at right side.
The distance (number of light years) from Earth is given in red numerals in the left figure.
Click to enlarge.
Having done all these studies, still I cannot say astrology is 100% fake. There could be a different dimensional truth.
I know 3 people who predicted their death and they died exactly at the predicted date. They mastered the subject from family background but not were popular 'Sasthara kaarayas' or use the knowledge to earn money.
I have studied horoscopes of some people to see if there are any clues and some people with extra-ordinary features, such as easy learner / always fighting / seductive or highly erotic / very foolish etc . display those features in their horoscopes too.
Few years ago I heard about a very young girl, working as a drafts person in a far away Province who has learnt palm reading by her own. (as she disclosed)
Many people told me ' she was amazing' but I never took it seriously.
One day , I made an friendly inspection tour to her office and for curiosity I asked her to tell about me. We never met before and that was the first time I went to that office.
She took me to the lunch room and asked me to show my both hands and to stay without any movement . She sat straight and observed my palms for few minutes without any talk or motion .
Then suddenly started talking, pointing a pencil to various places of my two palms and described about my family, marriage age, number of kids, hardship incidences etc. very correctly and very fast manner. She predicted 3 things 'to be happen' in next few years and amazingly I experienced all , 2 good and one very bad at the exact times she told.
Then suddenly stopped talking and said thats all.
I couldn't believe she learnt the subject by reading books and read my palm matching what she learnt. Her speed of talking was very fast and it was like reading something written in a paper at high speed.
I have done some experiments in some other related areas too , cannot tell what is correct or not.
I have seen an infant , crying very badly in every afternoon for hours as a daily routine . No medicine or ritual could heal her. This went for months and parents were struggling taking her to doctors, temples and kovils .
One day a Buddhist monk came to see her father and saw the pathetic situation. He asked a noola (sewing string) , made a thick string , chanted some words and put it around that cry baby's neck . Amazingly she stopped crying instantly. The most shocking thing was she never cried like that thereafter . !
That was many decades ago and that monk was not a known 'manthara hamuduruvo'. I do not know what he chanted, Pirith or Manthra.
Hence , I think we cannot come to conclusion about these things.
I think we meet only the fake people these days.
Now a days over 90% who do these Manthara, Hak gedi, feng shui, Kendara , Thovil are thieves. A person known as 'Hakgediya' living in Mirihana area is selling fake material at very high rates. A person who buy feng shui related stuff from BKK at very cheap prices sells them here with huge margin. Almost all those who come to TV and Radio are fake people. 'Lagna Palapala' published in newspapers are written by fake people.