The Four Mythical Animals – Stamps of Bhutan 2016.

The Four Mythical Animals – Stamps of Bhutan 2016.

Deeply rooted in Bhutanese believe the four mythical animals are Tak (Tiger), Seng (Snow Leopard), Chung (Garuda) and Druk (Dragon).

Tak -Tiger – It stands for Confidence, Dignity, Discipline and Modesty. Guru Rinpoche came riding on a flying tigress.

Seng –  Snow Leopard – It stands for Vitality, Dignity and Purity.

Chung – Garuda – It stands for fearlessness and Power.

Druk -Dragon – It stands for elegance, generosity, Calmness and Achievements.

A FDC with a Miniature sheet on Druk or Dragon issued on 18 Jul 2016 is listed.

bhutan fdc mythical animals
BHUTAN FDC2016 – DRUK THE MYTHICAL DRAGON

Maxim Cards on Temples of Thailand – 2002

Maxim Cards on Temples of Thailand – 2002

Thailand issued a set of Four stamps on Temples of Thailand on 17 Jun 2002. Four Maxim Cards along with stamps were also issued. Maxim Cards are listed. The Temples featured on Stamps are

3 Baht -Temple of Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Si Rattanasatsadaram)

3 Baht -Wat Pho Temple (Wat Phra Chetuphon Wimon Mangkhalaram)

4 Baht – Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun Ratchawararam)

12 Baht -Temple of Marble (Wat Benchamabophit Dusit Wanaram)

THAILAND TEMPLES MC 1
THAILAND MAXIM CARDS 2002 – THE EMERALD BUDDHA TEMPLE
THAILAND TEMPLES MC 2
THAILAND MAXIM CARDS 2002 – WAT PHO

 

THAILAND TEMPLES MC 3
THAILAND MAXIM CARDS 2002 – THE TEMPLE OF DAWN
THAILAND MAXIM CARD 2002 - THE MARBLE TEMPLE
THAILAND MAXIM CARD 2002 – THE MARBLE TEMPLE

 

 

 

Stamps Cards of Bhutan 1994 – Taktshang Monastery

Stamps Cards of Bhutan 1994 – Taktshang Monastery

Bhutan issued a stamp card containing Six Imperf Miniature sheets of 16 Nu each on 15 Aug 1994. These were Airmail stamps and featured the Taktshang Monastery.

Taktshang Monastery also known as Tiger Nest Monastery is located in Paro Bhutan. It evolved in 787 AD based on a legend of Tiger’s Lair. It is one the most important Buddhist Monuments in the World.

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BHUTAN STAMP CARD & MS AIRMAIL 1994- TAKTSHANG MONASTERY PARO

 

A-Ma Temple on Miniature Sheet -Macau 1997.

A-Ma Temple on Miniature Sheet -Macau 1997.

When the Portuguese landed outside a temple on the coast, they asked the natives about the name of the temple. The natives called it A-Ma-Gok (Pavilion of the Mother). The Portuguese named the peninsula as Macau based on the temple name. A-Ma temple is dedicated to Chinese Sea-goddess Mazu and is located in Sao Lourenco in Macau. It was built in 1488 and is believed to be one of the oldest in Macau. This Buddhist Temple consists of Six parts -Gate Pavilion, Memorial Arch, The Prayer Hall, Hall of Benevolence, Hall of Guanyin and Buddhist Pavilion.

In 2005, it became one of the designated sites for Historic Centre of Macau, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

A Miniature sheet was issued by Macau on 29 Ap 1997 on A-Ma temple.

MACAU MS TEMPLE
MACAU MS 1997 – A-Ma TEMPLE

 

Stamps on World Buddhist Summit – Myanmar 2004- Indian Flag on the stamp

Stamps on World Buddhist Summit – Myanmar 2004.

Myanmar issued a set of two stamps on World Buddhist Summit 2004 which was held in Yangon, Myanmar. The stamps featuring Flags of various nations and Buddhist Temples were issued on 09 Dec 2004. Indian Flag is also featured on the stamp.

MYANMAR BUDDHIST CONF
MYANMAR BUDDHIST CONFERENCE 2004

 

 

 

 

Stamps on Buddhas of Bamiyan -Afghanistan 1985

Stamps on Buddhas of Bamiyan -Afghanistan 1985

Afghanistan issued a stamp on Buddhas of Bamiyan on 27 Sep 1985 on the occasion of 10th Anniversary of World Tourism Organisation. The Buddhas of Bamiyan were 6th Century monumental statues of Gautam Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in Bamiyan Valley in the Hazarajat region of Central Afghanistan 230 kms north west of Kabul at an elevation of 2,500 metres. The statues represented the classical blended style of Gandhara art. They were dynamited and destroyed in Mar 2001.These remnants of Buddha statues are included on 2008 World Monuments watch list of 100 most endangered sites by World Monuments Fund.

AFGHANISTAN BUDDHA BAMIYAN
STAMPS OF AFGHANISTAN ON BUDDHA BAMIYAN-1985

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