Vietnam- India Joint Issue Stamps -2018- Perf and Imperf Variety

Vietnam- India Joint Issue Stamps -2018- Perf & Imperf Vriety

India and Vietnam celebrated 45 Years of establishment of Diplomatic relations in 2017.

India issued two stamps and a Miniature sheet on 25 Jan 2018 which was a Joint Issue with Vietnam. The theme of Issue was Ancient Architecture .The Rupees 25 stamp shows Sanchi Stupa ( A Buddhist Monument in Sanchi Madhya Pradesh India ) and Five rupees stamp features Pho Minh Pagoda ( Buddhist Temple north of Nam Dinh City ) at Vietnam.

Vietnam also issued a set of Two stamps on same theme.A 3000 Dong stamp on Sanchi Stupa and 10500 Dong stamp on Pho Minh Pagoda.

Vietnam issued Perforate and Imperforate types of stamps which are listed.

VIETNAM -INDIA JT ISSUE -PHO MINH PAGODA
VIETNAM -INDIA JT ISSUE 2018 -PHO MINH PAGODA- IMPERF
VIETNAM INDIA JT ISSUE -SANCHI STUPA -IMPERF
VIETNAM INDIA JT ISSUE 2018-SANCHI STUPA -IMPERF
VIETNAM INDIA JOINT ISSUE PHO MINH PAGODA
VIETNAM INDIA JOINT ISSUE 2018-PHO MINH PAGODA-PERF VARIETY
VIETNAM INDIA JOINT ISSUE - SANCHI STUPA
VIETNAM INDIA JOINT ISSUE STAMP 2018 – SANCHI STUPA -PERF VARIETY

First Day Covers -India – Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps -2018

First Day Covers -India – Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps -2018

India issued two stamps and a Miniature sheet on 25 Jan 2018 which was a Joint Issue with Vietnam. The theme of Issue was Ancient Architecture .The Rupees 25 stamp shows Sanchi Stupa ( A Buddhist Monument in Sanchi Madhya Pradesh India ) and Five rupees stamp features Pho Minh Pagoda ( Buddhist Temple north of Nam Dinh City ) at Vietnam.

A First Day Cover  is listed. The Cancellation is provided by 1 CBPO which has a Philatelic Bureau under the Army Postal Service. FDC SER NO 2/18.

INDIA - VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE FDC
FIRST DAY COVER – INDIA VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE -2018

 

India – Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps -2018

India – Vietnam Joint Issue Stamps -2018

India issued two stamps and a Miniature sheet on 25 Jan 2018 which was a Joint Issue with Vietnam. The theme of Issue was Ancient Architecture .The Rupees 25 stamp shows Sanchi Stupa ( A Buddhist Monument in Sanchi Madhya Pradesh India ) and Five rupees stamp features Pho Minh Pagoda ( Buddhist Temple north of Nam Dinh City ) at Vietnam.

A Block of Four stamps  is listed.

INDIA -VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE -SANCHI STUPA

INDIA -VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE 2018 -SANCHI STUPA

INDIA VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE -PHO MINH PAGODA
INDIA VIETNAM JOINT ISSUE 2018-PHO MINH PAGODA

 

Special Cover India April 2018 – Budh Purnima

Special Cover India April 2018 – Budh Purnima

A Special Cover issued at Mumbai on 30 Apr 2018 to celebrate Budh Purnima or Vesak.

SPL CVR MUM BUDH PURNIMA
SPECIAL COVER MUMBAI BUDH PURNIMA – APRIL 2018

Yungang Grottoes – China -Buddha

Yungang Grottoes – China -Buddha

The Yungang Grottoes formerly Wuzhousan Grottoes are ancient Chinese Buddhist temple Grottoes  near the city of Datong in the province of Shanxi.They are excellent examples of rock cut architecture and one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist scriptural sites of China.

The Five caves created by  Tan Yao represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist Cave art in China in 5th and 6th Centuries. It consists of 252 caves and 51,000 statues.It is in UNESCO World Heritage Site .

Peoples Republic of China issued a miniature sheet on Yungang Grottoes -Buddha on 13 April 2006.

BUDDHA CHINA
YUNGANG GROTTOES – CHINA MINIATURE SHEET 2006

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 29th and 30th April.

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 eighth day of fourth month in Chinese Lunar Calendar. Full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April,May orJune based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2018 it is being celebrated on 30th April.

Gautama was born in Lumbini in Nepal in 563 BC, attained Nirvana at Bodhgaya  India and gave his first sermon at Sarnath India.

Nepal – Nepal issued a set of five stamps  on world Heritage Site -Birth Place of Buddha -Lumbini in Nepal on 14 Sep 2009.

BUDDHA NEPAL LUMBINI
LUMBINI -BIRTH PLACE OF BUDDHA – NEPAL 2009

 

Bhutan – eight Auspicoius symbols of Buddhism

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet on 16 April 2016 depicting the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism.

BUDDHA BHUTAN SYMBOLS
EIGHT AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS OF BUDDHISM -BHUTAN 2016

Tian Tan Buddha Hong Kong -Nauru 1997

Tian Tan Buddha Hong Kong – Nauru 1997

Tian Tan Buddha or Big Buddha is a large Bronze statue of Buddha Sakyamuni completed on 29 Dec 1993 and located at Ngong Ping  Lantau Island Hong Kong SAR.The Statue is sited near Po Lin Monastery .It is 34 metres high and is a major centre of Buddhism in Hong Kong.

Nauru issued a miniature sheet on 12 Feb 1997 on the Big Buddha Statue to commemorate the 11th Asian International Stamp Exhibition held in Hong Kong in 1997.

BUDDHA NAURU
TIAN TAN BUDDHA HONG KONG -STAMPS OF NAURU 1997