Cards Review : The Sacred Indian Tarot

Indian Tarot

About a month back (Dec 2013) I found “The Sacred Indian Tarot” authored by “Kiran Rai”  in Landmark Book Store and I knew I had to buy it immediately. I have always wanted to create an Indian version of Tarot Cards depicting Indian God and Goddesses and Vedic mantra’s for some time now. I know what I want to have for each Major Arcana card but have not found a painter to paint them for me yet.

The most amazing thing was that it had a tag line saying “Symbols, Images and Icons From Indian Philosophy” … Wooh definitely the author and I were thinking on the similar frequencies.

All the cards have 4 “Tree of Life ” pictures as background. This “Tree of Life” is none other than Banyan Tree or Peepal Tree. The Buddha got his illumination meditating under Bodhi Tree. The tree is visually a diagram of ten interconnected spheres, connected by 22 lines which represents the 22 levels of Human Soul’s Evolution. These tree are commonly found in every temple in India and considered sacred.

It has 22 Major Arcana Cards only and for each card it has an Indian Name , the Indian symbolic image , meaning and significance of the symbols in India traditions.

One of my favourite card is ” Lovers ” card, It depicts “Radha and Krishna” who are symbols of eternal love in Hindu Mythology. I am sure every young love bird in India has prayed Lord Krishna for meeting their beloved soul.

Another favourite of mine is “Strength” usually depicted in “Rider Waite” cards as taming loin but in India I guess we relate to “Elephant” for pure strength. Strength which protects yourself and your family against harm , not revengeful at all.

Also it has stories from famous Hindu mythology like “Mahabharata” and “Ramayana.”

I would have picked different symbols for some cards. Like for Magician I would have picked up  “Maya” Judgement” I would have picked ” Shani” and so forth.

It’s a good deck for doing “Chakra Readings” . Author has introduced a new spread for “Karmic Reading”. I must thank Kiran for creating and sharing it with world. I could relate to these two spreads more after practising “Reiki Healing” and Past Life Regression Therapy respectively.

I would be sharing about these two spreads and my interpretations of it in my next post . I used them recently for readings for one of my client and I could find her core issue very well.

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13 responses to “Cards Review : The Sacred Indian Tarot

  1. Kallol Das

    September 29, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Ho to read the tartot cards! Please tell me! I wannt to read them by myself!

  2. ShubhsTarot

    January 30, 2015 at 11:41 am

    David thanks a lot for the reference. I took a look at it and I think would be posting soon there. I am also looking for more visibility in western markets. Please let me know if you have some links for that.

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    December 18, 2014 at 2:27 am

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  4. Sunit kumar

    March 11, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Helo Mam,
    How are you? Can you tell me about crystals…!!! Is it necessary to wear them according to our Rashi.

    • ShubhsTarot

      January 30, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Hi Sunit,
      Sorry for delay in reply, somehow missed.
      Crystals are of different kinds. Pure precious stones like emerald or sapphire should be worn based on your stars in horoscope. Semi precious or crystal rocks can be used based on there healing qualities, like rose quarts for relationships, Lapiz Lazuli for protection etc. For more information please email me. Thanks.

  5. Sunit Kumar

    February 24, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Hello mam,
    My name is Sunit, I have very much interest in Tarot & Crystals. & yesterday i bought a pack of Sacred Indian Tarot Cards. Can you tell me How to start with them. I mean is dere ny sort of ritual to perform, puja etc before opening them or to start with them. & Most importantly How & where to keep them. Can you help me?

    • ShubhraTarot

      February 24, 2014 at 6:01 pm

      Surely I can help you.
      Keeping Decks :One should keep Tarot wrapped in Tarot Cloth or any other cloth in sacred area, near home’s shrine. Ensure no one else touches as cards are sensitive to energy. If possible keep crystal on top of the wrapped deck.

    • ShubhraTarot

      February 24, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      Using a fresh Deck : Each Tarot deck comes with its own ritual generally mentioned in the book along with the deck. Generic cleansing with incense sticks, crystals should be performed to get rid of any other energy it might have picked up on the way. Basically ensure you establish a connection with the deck which can take days.

  6. ShubhraTarot

    June 18, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Thanks a lot Kiren Rai for finding time to acknowledge my article about your beautiful cards. I do use them and find them helpful to do Karmic Spread Reading which is very unique. Thanks for creating wonderful cards. I have recently seen another deck with same name on facebook and claim to be first Indian Tarot Deck. Weird 🙂 Stay connected!

  7. Kiren Rai

    May 30, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Thank you Shubhra , im glad you liked the deck of cards , Considering that India has such a rich tradition of divination. Yes I think an Indian deck of Tarot cards was far over due. . I have in my collection around fifty 50 tarot books, from all over the world , my most treasured ones being a Chinese tarot deck with the most amazing artwork, an Egyptian book of tarots, the rare Garuda cards from Indonesia and others such quaint decks.

    , I was indeed surprised that there were none from India and so I decided to put together all my sensibilities and create the first ever Indian book of tarots cards. The process took me over a year and I must admit that the toughest part of the book was creating the correct Indian images to represent the tarot archetypes/ arcanas. The structure of the major arcana’s in the book remains the same, however the figures used to represent them are taken from Indian icons, symbols and rituals, giving the subject an entirely eastern understanding.

    I am happy to share this book with all of you and for the appreciation I have got from every part of the globe


    Kiren Rai

    The Sacred Indian Tarot


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