TANAPEX -Special Covers 2017.

TANAPEX -2017 – 11th Tamil Nadu State Philatelic Exhibition .

11th Tamil Nadu State Philatelic Exhibition was held in Chennai from 5th to 8th Jan 2017. A set of  Special covers were issued to commemorate this event.

 

TANAPEX 17 FRONT
TANAPEX 2017 -PRESENTATION PACK FRONT COVER
The Special cover “Logo on Leaf” was issued to mark inauguration of TANAPEX 2017. Drawing on Peepal Leaf is an ancient craft which emanated from India.especially from Tamil Nadu.The tree is considered sacred by Hindus and Buddhists since it is believed that Buddha sat under this tree and attained enlightment.
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TANAPEX 2017 -SPECIAL COVER LOGO ON LEAF

The Silk Saree varieties of tamil Nadu include Kanchipuram, Arani & Thirubhuvanam silk. A special cover was issued on Silk Sarees on 05 Jan 2017.

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TANAPEX 2017 -SPECIAL COVER ON SILK SAREES OFTAMIL NADU
A Special cover was issued on Spice of India Turmeric on 06 Jan 2017.
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TANAPEX 2017- SPECIAL COVER SPICE OF INDIA TURMERIC
Lord Arthanareeshwarar temple situated at Tiruchengode in Namakkal District of Tamil Nadu is about 2000 Years old. It is a rare half male half female form of the deity. A Special cover was  issued on 06 Jan 2017
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TANAPEX 2017-SPECIAL COVER ON LORD ARTHANAREESHWARAR TEMPLE

The Thanjavur Maharaja Serfoji’s Sarasvati Mahal library is one of the few Medieval Libraries that exist in World today.The Maratha King Serfoji II (1798_1832) was an eminent scholar who took steps for enrichment of the Library. It has on display a rare collection of Palm leaf manuscripts and papers written in Sanskrit, Tamil, Telugu,Marathi.the collection comprises 47,424 number of manuscripts and 73,399 books.The library has Published 578 books.

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TANAPEX 2017-SPECIAL COVER THANJAVUR SARASVATI MAHAL LIBRARY.

The Annual Chariot Festival of Arulmigu Thyagarajaswamy Temple Tiruvarur is celebrated during April-May corresponding to Tamil month of Chithirai. The main attraction of the festival is the the procession of temple Car of Tiruvarur which is 96 feet high and weighs more than 300 tons. A special cover was issued on 06 Jan 2017.

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TANAPEX 2017 -SPECIAL COVER -TIRUVARUR TEMPLE CAR
Kakarla Tyagabrahmam(1767-1847) or Saint Tyagaraja was one of the greatest composers of carnatic Music or Indian classical Music.One of his most famous compostions is called Pancharatna Kritis (Five Gems). A special cover was issued on 06 Jan 2017.
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SPECIAL COVER -250 YEARS OF THYAGABRAHMAM 2017
Samikannu Vincent(1883-1942) set up business in 1905 as a film exhibitor.Started the concept of screening films in Tents and tent Cinema cocept became popular.He built the first tent Cinema in Madrascalled Edison’s GrandCinema Megaphone on Esplanade. He built South India’s first permanent Cinema Theatre called Variety Hall in Coimbatore in 1914.A Special Cover was released on 07 Jan 2017.
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LEGENDS OF TAMIL CINEMA- SAMIKANNU VINCENT.
T P Rajalakshmi was born in Thiruvalyaru and came to be fondly known as Cinema Rani. First woman actor of Tamil Cinema and First Woman Director in South India Cinema. Rose against British rule and was imprisoned many times.A Special cover was issued on 07 Jan 2017.
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LEGENDS OF TAMIL CINEMA – TP RAJALAKSHMI
M G Ramachandran popularly known as MGR was a charismatic actor a Legend of Tamil Cinema.He was also the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu state from 1977 -1987. A Special Cover was issued on 07 Jan 2017.
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LEGENDS OF TAMIL CINEMA – MG RAMACHANDRAN
TANAPEX 17 BACK
TANAPEX 2017 PRESENTATION PACK BACK COVER

Stamps on Emerald Temple of Thailand – First Day Cover of Bhutan 2014

First Day Cover of Bhutan 2014 – Stamps on Emerald Temple of Thailand

In Commemoration of 25th Anniversary of establishment of Diplomatic relations between Bhutan and Bhutan a set of stamps and a Miniature sheet was issued by Bhutan on 14 Nov 2014.

The Beautiful Nu 80 miniature sheet depicts the following

Maps of Bhutan and Thailand.

Flags of Bhutan and Thailand.

Temple of Emerald Buddha Thailand or Wat Phra Kaew – The most sacred of  Buddhist temple in Thailand.

Punakha Dzong of Bhutan

A FDC with Miniature sheet is listed.

BHUTAN THAILAND FDC
FIRST DAY COVER ON TEMPLE OF EMERALD BUDDHA OF THAILAND

Atsara (Acharya) of Bhutan -First Day Cover 2015

First Day Cover on Atsara (Acharya) of Bhutan 2015.

Atsara is derived from Sanskrit word Acharya (Holy Teacher). Atsaras are clown figures who entertain the crowd at tshechus.

A miniature sheet was issued by Bhutan on 10 Sep 2015 on Atsara(Acharya) of Bhutan. First Day Cover is listed.

BHUTAN ATSARA FDC
FIRST DAY COVER ON ATSARA (ACHARYA) OF BHUTAN 2O15

Special Cover Bhutan – Expo 2005 Aichi Japan

Special Cover Bhutan – Expo 2005 Aichi Japan

An International Exhibition was held in Aichi east of City of Nagoya.The theme was “Nature’s Wisdom”. The Theme of Bhutan Pavilion was “Art of Life”.

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet and a special cover with Exhibition cancellation to commemorate Bhutan’s participation in EXPO 2005. The miniature sheet shows Buddha.

The Special Cover is listed.

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SPECIAL COVER OF BHUTAN ON EXPO 2005 AICHI JAPAN

Nowruz Spring Festival  – First Day Cover Iran 1987 – Flowers of Iran 

First Day Cover Iran 1987 – Nowruz Spring Festival  1987Flowers of Iran 

Nowruz (which literally means new day in Persian) is the Iranian New Year also known as Persian New Year.It is celebrated worldwide by Iranians along with some other ethno linguistic groups as the beginning of New Year.

A set of Four stamps and FDC issued by Iran on 11 Mar 1987 to celebrate Nowruz Spring Festival. The stamps are on  flowers of Iran.

Iris Paradoxa steven  : Paradise of Iris

Iris persica : Persian Iris is a native plant of Iran known for its beauty and fragrance

Tulips clusiana : The lady tulip is an Asian species of tulip native to Iran,Afghanistan, Iraq ,Pakistan and Western Himalayas. It is cultivated for its ornamental beauty.

Rosa damascena : Commonly known a Damask Rose or rose of Castile is a hybrid rose. Flowers are renowned for fragrance and commercially harvested for rose oil and use to make rose water. The petals are edible and used to flavor food as garnish, herbal tea and preserved in sugar as gulkand .

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First day covers of IranNowruz spring Festivals 1987

Poppy Flowers of Iran – First Day Cover Iran 1986 – Nowruz Spring Festival 1986

First Day Cover Iran 1986 – Nowruz Spring Festival  1986Poppy Flowers of Iran 

Nowruz (which literally means new day in Persian) is the Iranian New Year also known as Persian New Year.It is celebrated worldwide by Iranians along with some other ethno linguistic groups as the beginning of New Year.

A set of Four stamps and FDC issued by Iran on 11 Mar 1986 to celebrate Nowruz Spring Festival. The stamps are on Poppy flowers of Iran.

Papaver Orientale : The Oriental Poppy is a perennial flowering plant native to Caucasus,North eastern turkey and Northern Iran. The oriental poppies grow a mound of leaves that are hairy and finally dissected in spring.They gather energy and bllom in mid summer.

Papaver Bracteatum : It is also known as Iranian Poppy,Persian Poppy and Great Scarlet Poppy.It is sturdy ,hardy perennial poppy with large deep red flowers up to 8 inches dia on stiff stalks four feet high.

Anemone Coronaria : Also known as Poppy anemone,Spanisn Marigold or windflower native to Mediterranean region.

Anemon Biflora : A small tuberous pant up to 10 cm tall.

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Poppy Flowers of IranNowruz Spring Festival 1986

 

Nowruz Festival -Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nowruz FestivalIntangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity

Nowruz (which literally means new day in Persian) is the Iranian New Year also known as Persian New Year.It is celebrated worldwide by Iranians along with some other ethno linguistic groups as the beginning of New Year.

Although having Iranian and religious Zoroastrian origins,Nowruz has been celebrated by people from various diverse ethno linguistic communities. It has been celebrated for over 3000years in Western Asia, Central Asia ,Caucasus,Black Sea Basin and the Balkans. It is a secular holiday for most celebrants enjoyed by people of various faiths but remains a holy day for Zoroastrians.

Nowruz is the day of  vernal equinox and marks the beginning of spring in Northern Hemisphere. It marks the first day of the first month(Farvardin) in the Iranian calendar. It usually occurs on Mar 21 ,a day prior or later depending on where it is celebrated. The moment sun crosses the celestial equator and equalises night and day,which is calculated every year ,it is time for families to begin rituals.

A Vivid description of Nowruz celebrations in the Courts of Kings of Iran is found in Nowruznama(Book of  New Year) attributed to Omar Khayyam a well Known Persian Poet and mathematician.

Before the collapse of Soviet Union , Iran was the only country which officially  observed the ceremonies of Nowruz. When the Caucasian and Central Asian countries gained independence from Soviets they also declared Nowruz as National Holiday.

The United Nations  recognised the International Day of Nowruz in 2010 descibing it as a spring festival of Iranian origin. Nowruz is officially registered on the UNESCO List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Iran issued a postage stamp during the First International Nowruz celebrations in Tehran on 27 Mar 2010.

A set of Four stamps on flowers was released by Iran on 10 Mar 1984 on the occasion of Nowruz spring festivals. The Flowers on stamps are Lotus,Tulip,Matthiola and glycyrrhiza glabra (Liquorice). The FDC with stamps is listed.

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NOWRUZ SPRING FESTIVALFIRST DAY COVER IRAN 1984