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 Posted: Wed Apr 7th, 2010 04:59 am
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NAMASTEINDIA
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Hello friends,

I have been working on a tarot deck from couple of months now. The deck is based on a Indian culture, tradition, beliefs also there are scenes from fables like jataka tales, upanishad, panchtantra, mahabharat, ramayana etc.
Indian musical instruments like sitar, flute, tabla and various dance forms like bharatnatyam, kathak etc are depicted in this deck.
Also many famous spiritual leaders, personalities, Gods and Goddess are also a part of my deck.

I will be initially completing the Major Arcana and then move to complete the minor arcana.

http://pragathipriyadev.com/tarotdeck.htm

The first card in the Deck 'The Fool' is based on a famous Indian fable about 'Shekchilli'. Shekchilli is a village simpleton who is known for his foolishness

The second card is the 'Magician', here magician is depicted by the famous Indian Magician P.C. Sorcar who was known world wide for his magical abilities.

The third card is 'Highpriestess', which is depicted as Goddess Saraswati who is the Indian Goddess of Speech, Wisdom, Knowledge and Learning.

Fourth card 'Empress' here is depicted by Yashoda who was the surrogate mother of Lord Krishna. She was known for her tender heart, motherly love and nurturing.

Fiftth card 'Hierophant' here is depicted by 'Pandit', Pandit is someone like a priest incharge of a temple, he is incharge of all religious duties and guiding people based on religious principles.

Sixth card 'Lovers' here is depicted by 'Ardhnareshwar', It is said that every human being is made up of female and male energy which is also called ying and yang. The union of this energy in vedic text is depicted by Shiv & Shakti that is Ardhnareshwar.

Seventh card ' Chariot' is depicted by ' Mahabharat' chariot.

Eighth card ' Strength' is depicted by ' Goddess Durga' the fierce Goddess who is known for her courage, strength and boldness.

Ninth card ' Hermit' is depicted by 'Adi Shankracharya' he took up sanyas (renunciation) and preached vedic system of living.

Tenth card (work under progress)

Eleventh card ' Justice' is depicted by Chitragupt who is the keeper of record of every persons good and bad deed as per Indian Mythology.

Twelfth card (work under progress)

Thirteenth card ' Death' is depicted by Indian God of Yamaraj he is incharge of taking a person towards after life.

Fourteenth card ' Temperance' is depicted by Gopika a village woman incharge carrying water from a river towards her house so as to fulfill her responsibilities towards her family. 

Remaining cards (work under progress)

Nineteenth card ' Sun' is depicted by Lord Balkrishna, when Lord krishna was a child he was known for his intelligence, valour, beauty and the abundant joy he brought into everyones life.

Twenty second card ' World' is depicted by Sacred Mandala, Mandala is a geometric representation of life force here the mandala is depicting all the religious symbols.

Will get back soon with the completed deck.





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 Posted: Thu Apr 8th, 2010 08:22 am
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AdamMcLean
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It is good to see another deck from India emerging.

India is so unrepresented in Tarot art.

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 Posted: Mon Apr 12th, 2010 09:58 am
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hello Adam,

Yes true India is so unrepresented.
Also India as lot to offer in many terms just there is a need for someone to bring out and display it to the world.

Thats a small effort which i took my part.:D


Last edited on Mon Jul 26th, 2010 10:15 am by NAMASTEINDIA

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