Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Ganjifa.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Ganjifa.

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

Ganjifa is a term commonly used for hand-made and hand-painted traditional playing cards prevalent in India since medieval times. The art and games of these cards gained popularity in India during the 16th century. Mysore Ganjifa was patronised by Wodeyar Kings.

The main aim of the game was to teach, learn and tell stories from our ancient scriptures and holy books, all the 18 games in the Mysore Ganjifa style were set to stories and slokas from the Hindu Puranas, stories from Ramayana, Mahabharta etc.

Ganjifa cards are of historical importance besides holding aesthetic and artistic value. They serve a social purpose by bringing people together, providing entertainment and by popularising socio-cultural themes. The cards are also used as souvenirs.

A Special Cover on Ganjifa has also been released in 2012 during MAHAPEX2012 at Pune.

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Mysore Heritage Postcards2014 – Mysore Ganjifa Card Game

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Chamundeswari Temple.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Chamundeswari Temple.

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

Chamundeswari Temple- The 12th Century temple of the patron goddess of the Wodeyars in Chamundi Hills Mysore. Durga or Shakti or Chamundi is the tutelary deity of Mysuru Maharajas.

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Heritage Mysore Postcards 2014- Chamundeswari Temple.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Mysore Paintings.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Mysore Paintings.

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

Mysore paintings are known for their elegance, muted colours and attention in detail. The themes for most paintings are Hindu Gods, Goddesses and scenes from Hindu mythology.

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Heritage Mysore Postcards 2014- Mysore Paintings.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- The Golden Throne.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- The Golden Throne.

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

The traditional Golden Throne of Mysore Royalty consists of the main seat, a staircase and the golden umbrella. It was used in the coronation of child Raja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1799.

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Heritage Mysore Postcards 2014 – The Golden Throne.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014-Mysore Palace 1886.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014-Mysore Palace 1886.

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

In 1897 at the close of festivities, during the marriage of Princess Jayalakshmammanniyavaru, the greater part of the wooden Palace was almost destroyed by fire. The postcard features the Wooden Mysore Palace of 1886.

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Heritage Mysore Postcards 2014- Mysore Palace 1886

 

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014-Mysore Palace

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014-Mysore Palace

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

The Construction of Mysore Palace was inaugurated by Her Highness Vanivilasa Sannidhana in 1897 and completed in 1912. It is a magnificent structure in Indo-Sarsanic style and is now open to Public.

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HERITAGE MYSORE POSTCARDS 2014- MYSORE PALACE 1897.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014-Mysore Royals

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014-Mysore Royals

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

Krisnaraja Wodeyar IV with his brother and sisters.

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HERITAGE MYSORE POSTCARDS 2014- KRISHNARAJA WODEYAR IV