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Custom 54 poker playing cards with characters, inspired by Hindu deities
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A "Mantra" is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit believed by practitioners to have psychological and spiritual powers. A mantra may or may not have syntactic structure or literal meaning.

The earliest mantras were composed in Vedic Sanskrit by Hindus in India, and are at least 3000 years old. Mantras now exist in various schools of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism.

The Shanti Mantras or "Peace Mantras" are Hindu prayers for Peace (Shanti) found in Upanishads. Generally they are recited at the beginning and end of religious rituals and discourses. Shanti Mantras are invoked in the beginning of some topics of Upanishads. They are supposed to calm the mind of the reciter and environment around him/her. Reciting them is also believed to be removing any obstacles for the task being started. Shanti Mantras always end with three utterances of word "Shanti" which means "Peace". The Reason for uttering three times is for calming and removing obstacles in three realms.

Mantra Collection Playing Cards is represented by three decks, dedicated to Shanti Mantras: Adhi-Bhautika, Adhi-Daivika and Adhyaatmika. 

Adhi-Daivika (left) and Adhi-Bhautika (right)
Adhi-Daivika (left) and Adhi-Bhautika (right)

Each deck has it's own idea and differences in design:  Adhi-Bhautika (deep red tuck) is most traditional 2-way court deck for those who enjoy classic; Adhi-Daivika (violet tuck) features enlarged, 1-way court figures for better display of every artwork element; Adhyaatmika (black&gold tuck) - most artistic and limited deck, designed in gold/silver colors. 

 Adhi-Bhautika, or Physical realm can be source of troubles/obstacles coming from external world, such as from wild animals, people, natural calamities etc.

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

  

Adhi-Daivika, or Divine realm can be source of troubles/obstacles coming from extra-sensory world of spirits, ghosts, deities, demigods/angels etc.

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

  

Ultra-detailed artwork
Ultra-detailed artwork

 

 

Adhyaatmika, or Internal realm is source of troubles/obstacles arising out of one's own body and mind, such as pain, diseases, laziness, absent-mindedness etc.

 

 

 

 

Foiling pattern of tuck box
Foiling pattern of tuck box

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

• Kickstarter Exclusive  

• Printed And Fulfilled By The NPCC  

• Custom Courts, Aces, Jokers, Pips Layout, Backside And Tuck Box  

• Premium Card stock and Coating  

• Custom Shape Seals As Stretch Goal • Numbered seals (Adhyaatmika deck)  

• Two-way courts for maximum playability (Adhi-Bhautika deck)  

• One-way courts to show maximum detailing of images (Adhi-Daivika and Adhyaatmika deck)  

• Metallic golden and silver inks for Adhyaatmika deck (Limited deck)  

• Premium black soft touch cardstock for Adhyaatmika tuck (Limited deck)  

• Custom Interior As Stretch Goal  

• Embossing of Adhyaatmika deck Tuck (As Stretch Goal for Adhi-Bhautika and Adhi-Daivika tucks)  

• Gold Foil For Adhyaatmika deck Tuck (As Stretch Goal for Adhi-Bhautika and Adhi-Daivika tucks)

 

 

24K golden plated Chakra Coin. It is 3mm thick and 40mm in diameter. Manually painted (colored parts).

 

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

As on any other project, obstacles can arise unexpectedly. Potential set-backs may include production delays, shipping and sourcing problems. To minimize possible risks or unexpected issues, we are spending months researching, designing and testing, prior launching every new project. Thorough preparation and experience that we gained executing our previous projects, gives us confidence about the timeline and production solutions we've chosen. We guarantee, that every successfully funded project will be fulfilled.

Please note, that final product colors and design may slightly vary from the renders shown in project description.

Also, Mantra Playing cards decks has no intentions for to carry a religious message, or to promote any type of religious belief. All characters are either the products of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual / specific Hindi deities is purely coincidental.

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