Postcards of Sri Lanka on Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara -1998.

Postcards of Sri Lanka on Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara -1998.

Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara or Kelaniya Temple is a famous Buddhist temple in Kelaniya Sri Lanka about seven miles from Colombo. This temple is believed to have close relations to Sri Lankan politics. Its history dates back to 500 BC. Its land was confiscated during the Portuguese rule but expanded during Dutch rule.It also relates to Buddha’s visit to Sri Lanka.

This temple is very famous for reclining Buddha paintings by native artist Solias Mendis which depict important events in the life of Buddha.

Sri Lanka issued a Rupee 1.00 postcard on Kelaniya Rajamaha Vihara paintings in 1998.

SRI LANKA PC W FALL
SRI LANKA POSTCARD 1998 – KELANIYA RAJAMAHA VIHARA PAINTINGS
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Postcards of Nepal 1978 – Conquest of Mt Everest.

Postcards of Nepal 1978 – Conquest of Mt Everest.

Nepal issued a 20 Paise Postcard on 29 May 1978 to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of Conquest of Mount Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

NEPAL PC SJ MT EVEREST 78
NEPAL POSTCARD 1978 – SILVER JUBILEE CONQUEST OF MT EVEREST.

Bangladesh Reply Postcards – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman -1972.

Bangladesh Reply Postcards – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman -1972.

Bangladesh issued a 10p reply Postcard featuring Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (1920-1975). He is known as Father of Nation of Bangladesh. He was First President and Prime Minister of Bangladesh. These Postcards were printed in Indian Security Press Nashik (then Nasik) and issued on 18 April 1972. This was the second Postcard of Bangladesh.

BANGLADESH PC MUJIBUR
BANGLADESH REPLY POSTCARDS 1972-SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN.
BANGLADESH REPLY PC MUJIBUR
BANGLADESH REPLY POSTCARDS 1972-SHEIKH MUJIBUR RAHMAN.

 

Burma George VI Air Mail Envelope -Birds.

Burma George VI Air Mail Envelope -Birds.

A Rupee One Pre Stamped Burma Air Mail Envelope with Peacock and George VI in Stamp design is listed.

BURMA AIRMAIL ENV
BURMA AIRMAIL ENVELOPE GEORGE VI -BIRDS PEACOCK

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

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