2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanti Vesak Festival -Stamps of Sri Lanka

2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanti Vesak Festival -Stamps of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka issued a set of Six stamps on 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanti Vesak Festival .The stamps feature teachings of Buddhism. The Five rupees stamp were issued on 29th April 2011. The teachings are

  • Buddhism is a Universal Doctrine
  • Let us practise Buddhist Principles
  • Let us take care of Parents and respect them
  • Let us help sick
  • Person who practises Buddhism illuminates the entire World
  • Let us build an antinarcotic society.

Three FDCs are listed.

FDC SRI LANKA BUDDHA 1
FDC SRI LANKA -SAMBUDDHATVA JAYANTIYA
FDC SRI LANKA 2011 BUDDHA 3
FDC SRI LANKA 2011 – SAMBUDDHATVA JAYANTIYA
FDC SRI LANKA 2011 BUDDHA 2
FDC SRI LANKA 2011- SAMBUDDHATVA JAYANTIYA

 

 

Visakha Puja Day – Thailand – 2008

Visakha Puja Day – Thailand – 2008

Visakha Puja Day is the most important Buddhist holiday in Thailand .In fact it is celebrated by Buddhists all over the World -Vesak in Sri Lanka ,Budh Purnima in India.

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 or June 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.

A Stamp was issued on 19 May 2008 by Thailand on Visakha Puja Day. It features Bodhgaya in India where Buddha attained enlightenment while meditating under a Bodhi/Bohhi tree. A leaf also features on Cover and cancellation.

FDC THAILAND BODH GAYA
FDC THAILAND 2008 -VISAKHA PUJA DAY

Golden Mountain Thailand – Joint Issue stamps Thailand & Italy 2004.

Golden Mountain Thailand – Joint Issue stamps Thailand & Italy 2004.

Thailand issued a set of two stamps as joint issue between Thailand and Italy .The Stamps were issued on 21 Apr 2004.

3 Baht – Golden Mountain Thailand – Wat Saket The temple of Golden Mount” which is loacated outside the Rattanakosin island area of Bangkok is one of the city’s oldest temple .The structure of Wat saket is distinct because of 80 metre high mountain called Phu Khao Thong (meaning Golden Mountain) where the temple main stupa (Gilded Chedi) rests.

3 baht – Colosseum in Rome Italy – A large amphitheatre for Public sports events ,entertainment or assemblies.

THAILAND -ITALY JOINT ISSUE
FIRST DAY COVER – THAILAND -ITALY JOINT ISSUE – GOLDEN MOUNTAIN AND COLOSSEUM -2004

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