Dashabotar cards : Raja and Mantri from a Kalki suit
The twelve cards in each of the ten suits of Dashabotar cards contains a Raja (king) as an upper court card and a Mantri (minister) as a lower court card along with ten numeral cards. The two court cards in a suit carry a depiction of a specific Vishnu avatar, in this case, that of Kalki. Each numeral card in a suit carries the symbol of the avatar - the sword. Kalki is the final future incarnation of Vishnu and according to the Hindu scriptures, he will appear at the end of Kali Yuga, the current age, atop a white horse with a drawn blazing sword.
Location : Bishnupur, Bankura, West Bengal
Subject : Bankura, Folk craft, Dashabotar Cards