Stamps on Four Sights -Sri Lanka Vesak 2013.

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2013

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 19 May 2019.

Gautam Buddha’s Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in East, South and South East Asia. It is based on Asian Lunisolar Calendars and is primarily celebrated in Baisakh month of Buddhist Calendar and Bikram Samvat of Hindu Calendar and that is why called Vesak. It also falls on full moon Uposotha day in 5th or 6th Lunar Month. It is also celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April, May or June based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2019 it is being celebrated on 19th May.

In 2013 Sri Lanka issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet to celebrate Vesak. The stamps feature incidents from the life of Young Prince Siddhartha (Gautam Buddha). He goes out of his Palace in a Chariot accompanied by his Charioteer Channa or Chandaka. These are referred to as Four sights which led Buddha to enlightenment.

SL Rupees 4.00 – Prince Siddhartha encountered an Old Man.

SL Rupees 5.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a Diseased Man

SL Rupees 15.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a decaying Corpse.

SL Rupees 50.00- Prince Siddharth encountered an Ascetic.

SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS4
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 4-Prince Siddhartha encountered an Old Man
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS5
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 5-Prince Siddhartha encountered a Diseased Man
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Stamps on Four Sights -Buddhism -Sri Lanka Stamps Vesak 2013

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2013

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 19 May 2019.

Gautam Buddha’s Birthday is a holiday traditionally celebrated in East, South and South East Asia. It is based on Asian Lunisolar Calendars and is primarily celebrated in Baisakh month of Buddhist Calendar and Bikram Samvat of Hindu Calendar and that is why called Vesak. It also falls on full moon Uposotha day in 5th or 6th Lunar Month. It is also celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April, May or June based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2019 it is being celebrated on 19th May.

In 2013 Sri Lanka issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet to celebrate Vesak. The stamps feature incidents from the life of Young Prince Siddhartha (Gautam Buddha). He goes out of his Palace in a Chariot accompanied by his Charioteer Channa or Chandaka. These are referred to as Four sights which led Buddha to enlightenment.

SL Rupees 4.00 – Prince Siddhartha encountered an Old Man.

SL Rupees 5.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a Diseased Man

SL Rupees 15.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a decaying Corpse.

SL Rupees 50.00- Prince Siddharth encountered an Ascetic.

SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 15
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 15-Prince Siddhartha encountered a decaying Corpse.
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 50
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 50-Prince Siddharth encountered an Ascetic.

 

 

 

 

Dzongs of Bhutan -Miniature Sheet Bhutan 2015.

Dzongs of Bhutan -Miniature Sheet Bhutan 2015.

Dzongs are Fortress type Architecture buildings found in Bhutan and Tibet. Normally have courtyards, administrative Government offices, temples & Monks accommodation.

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet containing six stamps of 30Nu each on Dzongs of Bhutan. The Stamps were issued on 02 Nov 2015. The Dzongs featured on stamps are

30 Nu – Rinpung Dzong (15th Century ) Paro     30 Nu – Semtokha Dzong (1629) Semtokha  30 Nu -Punakha Dzong (1628)                              30 Nu – Trongsa Dzong (1647) The largest Fortress Dzong in Bhutan                                      30 Nu –  Trashigang Dzong (1659)               30 Nu – Jakar Dzong (1549) Bumthang.  

BHUTAN DZONGS
BHUTAN MS 2015 -DZONGS OF BHUTAN

Stamps on Vincent Van Gough Paintings –  Sheet Bhutan 1991

Stamps on Vincent Van Gough Paintings –  Sheet Bhutan 1991

Bhutan issued a set of stamps on Vincent Van Gough Paintings on 22 Jul 1991 on his 100th Death Anniversary.

Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 Mar 1853 -29 Jul 1890) was a Dutch painter who created 2,100 artworks including 860 oil paintings..His works include Landscapes, Portraits, Self-Portraits, still lifes.

A Sheet containing 15 Stamps of 30 Nu each is listed. It features a painting on

30 Nu – Chrysanthemums and Wild Flowers.

BHUTAN VAN GOGH
BHUTAN 1991 – VAN GOGH PAINTINGS – Chrysanthemums and Wild Flowers.

World Food Programme in Bhutan – Miniature sheet 2009.

World Food Programme in Bhutan – Miniature sheet 2009.

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet on 27 Jun 2009 to commemorate 35th Anniversary of United NationsWorld Food Programme in Bhutan.It contained 9 stamps (6x 10 Nu & 3×20 Nu).

BHUTAN WFP MS
BHUTAN MS 2009 – UNITED NATIONS WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME (WFP).

 

Miniature Sheet Bhutan -25 Years of SAARC 2010

Miniature Sheet Bhutan -25 Years of SAARC 2010

TheYear 2010 marks 25 Years of SAARC. A Miniature Sheet was issued by Bhutan on 08 Dec 2010  featuring the Flags of Eight SAARC Nations namely Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan & Sri Lanka. This commemorates 25 Years of SAARC. All stamps have a face value of 15 Nu.

BHUTAN SAARC 25 YEARS
BHUTAN MS 2010 -SAARC 25 YEARS

Royal Visit to Merak & Sakteng -Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2015  

Royal Visit to Merak & Sakteng -Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2015

Bhutan Post issued a Miniature sheet containing six stamps of 50 Nu each on King Jigme & Queen Jetsun visit to Merak & Sakteng. The MS was issued on 11 Nov 2015.

50 Nu- King with Children 50 Nu- King & Queen near a stove   50- Nu- Queen Pema

50 Nu- Queen with Children   50 Nu – King & Queen Walking    50 Nu- King and Queen looking at items.

A Miniature sheet is listed.

BHUTAN ROYAL VISIT MERAK
BHUTAN 2015-ROYAL VISIT TO MERAK & SAKTENG MINIATURE SHEET