India Post issued a set of 20 stamps in form of sheetlets & Miniature Sheets on Means of Transport through ages on 25 Mar 2017. Four stamps each were issued on Palanquins, Bullock Cart & Horse Carriage, Rickshaws, Vintage Cars and Public Transport. Each series contains a stamp in Rs 5, 10 , 15 & 25 denomination.
A Prestige Booklet containing Five Miniature sheets was also issued. The issue price was Rs 600.
Miniature Sheet on FDC – India 2017- Indian Cuisine -Festive Cuisine.
The Festive season in India is at its Peak with various types of Festivals all across the Country. The sweets offered or associated with Festivals are known as Festive Cuisines. The recipes have undergone some changes.
A Miniature Sheet was issued on 03 Nov 2017 containing six stamps of Rupees Five each on these Festive Cuisines.A FDC with a miniature sheet of Rs 30 on Festive Cuisine is listed.
Malpua – Pancake served as a dessert in the Indian sub-continent. It is Popular in Odhisa, West Bengal, Maharashtra and Delhi. The festivals associated with this are Bhai Dhuj, Ganesh Chaturthi, Holi and Raksha Bandhan.
Pongal – It is a rice dish popular in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The festivals associated with this are Pongal and Makar Sakranti.
Motichur Laddoo – Laddoos are the most popular sweet dish across all states, all festivals and different religions as well. The most delicious is Motichur Laddoo.
Gujhiya – Sweet dumpling made from flour and is filled with roasted dry fruits, coconut etc. It associated with Northern states of India, Bihar, UP, MP and Jharkhand. It is synonymous with the Festival of Colors -Holi.
Seviyan – It is a traditional Indian sweet. Sevai is cooked in milk and sugar. Garnished with saffron and served during Eid.
Thekua – It is a traditional sweet dish of Bihar and Jharkhand. It is sweet and crunchy and prepared during Chhath Puja.
Miniature Sheet on FDC – India 2017- Indian Cuisine -Bhog Prasad.
The Festive season in India is at its Peak with various types of Festivals all across the Country. The sweets offered or associated with Temples and Deities are known as Bhog Prasad. The recipes have not undergone major changes and the dedicated Chefs at temple kitchens get much of the credit for such cuisines.
A Miniature Sheet was issued on 03 Nov 2017 containing six stamps of Rupees Five each on these Bhog Prasads.A FDC with a miniature sheet of Rs 30 on Bhog Prasad is listed.
Modak – Indian sweet made of flour and has fillings of grated coconut. It is a favourite sweet of Hindu Deity Ganesha.
Mahaprasad – Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri Odisha is known for Mahaprasad. different types of rice, dal and vegetables.
Chhappan Bhog – means 56 dishes which are offered to the deity.
Peda – It is associated with Mathura and Lord Krishna. Made of flour, mawa , milk and cardamom.A delicious sweet.
Sandesh – It is a Bengali sweet made milk and sugar. A delicacy for the Bengal region.
Tirupati laddu – It is associated with Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati. This ritual of offering Ladoo to LordVenkateshwara started in 1715. Tirupati Ladoo has a Geographical indication Tag & TTD has rights to this prasad. It is made of gram flour, sugar, cashew, oil, raisins etc.
Miniature Sheet on FDC – India 2017- 350th Prakash Utsav Guru Gobind Singh
A FDC with a miniature sheet of Rs10 on 350th Prakash Utsav Guru Gobind Singhji released on 21 Jun 2015 is listed. Guru Gobind Singh Ji ( 22 Dec 1666-07 Oct 1708) was the Tenth Guru of Sikhs. The miniature sheet features Takht Sri Harimandir Ji Patna Sahib in Patna where Guru Gobind Singh was born.
In 2017 India Post brought out 12 beautiful stamps to reflect the glory and magnificence of Indian Cultural & Heritage. All stamps were issued in Rs 25 denomination. These stamps were New Year Greeting Stamps. The designs on stamps are
Ganesh Pol – It is a strategically important entry for the Amber Fort near Jaipur in Amer. It is a fusion of Mughal and Rajput Architecture.
Pashmina -It is the highest grade Cashmere Wool.the stamp features a handspun Pashmina shawl woven in Kashmir with exquisite embroidery.
Chhau Mask -Chhau is a major classical Indian Dance mainly performed during festivals in the Indian States of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. It is found in three styles -Purulia Chhau in West Bengal, Seraikella Chhau of Jharkhand & Mayurbhanj Chhau of Odisha. The Purulia and Seraikella Chhau use masks. Each mask represents a character of the epic.
Bodhi tree – It is sandstone relief structure in Sanchi Stupa complex of Madhya Pradesh state in India. Buddha attained enlightenment under this tree.
Sarota – It is a scissor-like cutter made of metal & traditionally used to cut Areca nut into small pieces. Sarota is a beautiful Object d’art.
Peacock Gate One of the four inner courtyard gates of Chandra Mahal in City Palace Jaipur in Rajasthan. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.
Chaitya Hall -These beautiful columns dating back to Ist Century BC are covered in carvings depicting life and work of Buddha. It is located in Karle, Maharashtra and is among the largest rock-cut Chaityas in India.
Thanjavur Paintings – These are panel paintings done on wooden planks with vibrant colours and embellishments of Gems, glass pieces and precious stones with gold foiling add to their appeal. They are from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.
Blue Pottery – Traditional Craft of Jaipur. It is named so due to predominant use of blue glaze painting technique.
Stained Glass – It shows the stained glass work of 16th Century at Bagore-Ki – Haveli in Udaipur Rajasthan.
Peitra Dura – It is a decorative art form which involved inlay technique of using cut and fitted polished precious stones to create images. It is a Persian art form and stamp features a table top in Peitra Dura on black marble.
Zardozi – The Zardozi carpets from Agra in UP involves Zardozi embroidery which is metal embroidery using gold and silver threads and studded with pearls and precious stones.
India Post released a variety of Items on these stamps. A Mixed sheetlet in a presentation pack is listed.