Postcards of Sri Lanka on Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara -1998.

Postcards of Sri Lanka on Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara -1998.

Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara or Kelaniya Temple is a famous Buddhist temple in Kelaniya Sri Lanka about seven miles from Colombo. This temple is believed to have close relations to Sri Lankan politics. Its history dates back to 500 BC. Its land was confiscated during the Portuguese rule but expanded during Dutch rule.It also relates to Buddha’s visit to Sri Lanka.

This temple is very famous for reclining Buddha paintings by native artist Solias Mendis which depict important events in the life of Buddha.

Sri Lanka issued a Rupee 1.00 postcard on Kelaniya Rajamaha Vihara paintings in 1998.

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SRI LANKA POSTCARD 1998 – KELANIYA RAJAMAHA VIHARA PAINTINGS
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Bhutan Post Cards – Flying God – 1983.

Bhutan Post Cards – Flying God – 1983.

A 10 Chetrum Bhutan Post Card with Flying God theme in stamp design. Also known as Crossed Dorjis design.

BHUTAN PC HANDICRAFTS
BHUTAN POSTCARD 1983- FLYING GOD THEME

Stamps on Four Sights -Sri Lanka Vesak 2013.

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2013

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 19 May 2019.

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 the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April, May or June based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2019 it is being celebrated on 19th May.

In 2013 Sri Lanka issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet to celebrate Vesak. The stamps feature incidents from the life of Young Prince Siddhartha (Gautam Buddha). He goes out of his Palace in a Chariot accompanied by his Charioteer Channa or Chandaka. These are referred to as Four sights which led Buddha to enlightenment.

SL Rupees 4.00 – Prince Siddhartha encountered an Old Man.

SL Rupees 5.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a Diseased Man

SL Rupees 15.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a decaying Corpse.

SL Rupees 50.00- Prince Siddharth encountered an Ascetic.

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SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 4-Prince Siddhartha encountered an Old Man
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SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 5-Prince Siddhartha encountered a Diseased Man

Stamps on Four Sights -Buddhism -Sri Lanka Stamps Vesak 2013

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2013

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 19 May 2019.

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 the eighth day of the fourth month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar. The full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April, May or June based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2019 it is being celebrated on 19th May.

In 2013 Sri Lanka issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet to celebrate Vesak. The stamps feature incidents from the life of Young Prince Siddhartha (Gautam Buddha). He goes out of his Palace in a Chariot accompanied by his Charioteer Channa or Chandaka. These are referred to as Four sights which led Buddha to enlightenment.

SL Rupees 4.00 – Prince Siddhartha encountered an Old Man.

SL Rupees 5.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a Diseased Man

SL Rupees 15.00- Prince Siddhartha encountered a decaying Corpse.

SL Rupees 50.00- Prince Siddharth encountered an Ascetic.

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SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 15-Prince Siddhartha encountered a decaying Corpse.
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 50
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 50-Prince Siddharth encountered an Ascetic.

 

 

 

 

A-Ma Temple  –  Stamps of Macau 1997.

A-Ma Temple  –  Stamps of 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 Sheetlet containing four strips of four stamps (total 16 Stamps) was issued by Macau on 29 Ap 1997 on A-Ma temple.

MACAU A MAO TEMPLE
MACAU 1997 -A MAO TEMPLE SHEETLET

Drukpa Kunley – Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2013.

Drukpa Kunley – Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2013.

Lama Drukpa Kunley (1455-1529) was a Buddhist Monk and missionary in the Tibetan Mahamudra tradition.He is known to have introduced Buddhism to Bhutan and established the monastery of Chimi Lhakhang in 1499. He was a famous Poet also and is also known as “Fertility Saint”.

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet (40 Nu) in May 2013 on Lama Drukpa Kunley. It was issued as Arts and Happiness Series.

BHUTAN DRUKPA KUNLEY  MS 2013
BHUTAN DRUKPA KUNLEY MS 2013

The 2550th Anniversary of the Buddhist era -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2006.

The 2550th Anniversary of the Buddhist era -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2006.

Sri Lanka issued a set of 10 stamps of Rupees 2.50 denomination to mark 2550th Anniversary of Buddhist era. The stamps were issued on 05 May 2006. A sheetlet containing the ten stamps is listed. These stamps feature various Rock and Wall Paintings.

SLR 2.50 – A plea to the master to descend from Heaven.

SLR 2.50 -Queen Mahamaya on her way to her Parents.

SLR 2.50- The Great Birth of Prince Siddharth

SLR 2.50 – Asita-The Royal Teacher visits Prince Siddharth.

SLR 2.50- The Great Renunciation.

SLR 2.50- Defeat of Maras (the evils) by the Master.

SLR 2.50- The First Sermon of  Dhammachakka Pavattana Sutta.

SLR 2.50- The Conversion of Alvaka-A Demon

SLR 2.50- The Great funeral Pyre of the Master.

SLR 2.50 – Tapassu & Bhalluka arriving in Sri Lanka with Relics.

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SRI LANKA 2006 – 2550th Anniversary of Buddhist Era