The Splendour of India – First Day Cover India 2017.

The Splendour of India – First Day Cover India 2017.

In 2017 India Post brought out 12 beautiful stamps to reflect the glory and magnificence of Indian Cultural & Heritage. All stamps were issued in Rs 25 denomination. These stamps were New Year Greeting Stamps. The First Day Covers, Brochure and Presentation Pack is listed.

INDIA SPLENDOUR FDC1
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA FDC (2)-2017
INDIA SPLENDOUR FDC2
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA FIRST DAY COVER(1) 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA BROCHURE 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA BROCHURE 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA FDC PRESENTATION PACK 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA FDC PRESENTATION PACK 2017
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The Splendour of India – Sheetlet India 2017.

The Splendour of India – Sheetlet India 2017.

In 2017 India Post brought out 12 beautiful stamps to reflect the glory and magnificence of Indian Cultural & Heritage. All stamps were issued in Rs 25 denomination. These stamps were New Year Greeting Stamps. The designs on stamps are

Ganesh Pol – It is a strategically important entry for the Amber Fort near Jaipur in Amer. It is a fusion of Mughal and Rajput Architecture.

Pashmina -It is the highest grade Cashmere Wool.the stamp features a handspun Pashmina shawl woven in Kashmir with exquisite embroidery.

Chhau Mask -Chhau is a major classical Indian Dance mainly performed during festivals in the Indian States of Jharkhand, West Bengal and Odisha. It is found in three styles -Purulia Chhau in West Bengal, Seraikella Chhau of Jharkhand & Mayurbhanj Chhau of Odisha. The Purulia and Seraikella Chhau use masks. Each mask represents a character of the epic.

Bodhi tree  – It is sandstone relief structure in Sanchi Stupa complex of  Madhya Pradesh state in India. Buddha attained enlightenment under this tree.

Sarota – It is a scissor-like cutter made of metal & traditionally used to cut Areca nut into small pieces. Sarota is a beautiful Object d’art.

Peacock Gate  One of the four inner courtyard gates of Chandra Mahal in City Palace Jaipur in Rajasthan. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu.

Chaitya Hall -These beautiful columns dating back to Ist Century BC are covered in carvings depicting life and work of Buddha. It is located in Karle, Maharashtra and is among the largest rock-cut Chaityas in India.

Thanjavur Paintings – These are panel paintings done on wooden planks with vibrant colours and embellishments of Gems, glass pieces and precious stones with gold foiling add to their appeal. They are from Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu.

Blue Pottery – Traditional Craft of Jaipur. It is named so due to predominant use of blue glaze painting technique.

Stained Glass – It shows the stained glass work of 16th Century at Bagore-Ki – Haveli in Udaipur Rajasthan.

Peitra Dura – It is a decorative art form which involved inlay technique of using cut and fitted polished precious stones to create images. It is a Persian art form and stamp features a table top in Peitra Dura on black marble.

Zardozi – The Zardozi carpets from Agra in UP involves Zardozi embroidery which is metal embroidery using gold and silver threads and studded with pearls and precious stones.

India Post released a variety of Items on these stamps. A Mixed sheetlet in a presentation pack is listed.

SPLENDOR OF INDIA SHEETLET 2017
SPLENDOUR  OF INDIA SHEETLET 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA SHEETLET PRESENTATION PACK 2017
SPLENDOUR OF INDIA SHEETLET PRESENTATION PACK 2017

Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism-Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2016.

Eight Auspicious Symbols of Buddhism-Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2016.

The Ashtamangala are a sacred suite of Eight auspicious signs endemic to various religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism etc. In Buddhism, these eight symbols of good fortune represent the offerings made by Gods to Shakyamuni Buddha immediately after he attained enlightenment. Tibetan Buddhists use a particular set for use in household and public art.

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet of eight stamps (each of Nu 30 denomination) on 16 April 2016 depicting the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism. The symbols featured on stamps are

Sernya (Golden Fish)

Drami (Eternal Knot)

Meto Pema (Lotus)

Khorlo (Wheel of Wisdom)

Gyeltshen(Victory Banner)

Bumpa ( Treasure Vase)

Dungkar ( Conch Shell)

Dhug (Parasol)

BHUTAN SYMBOLS MS
BHUTAN 2016-EIGHT AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS

Special Cover India 1997 – Thiru Annamalaiar Temple at Tiruvannamalai

Special Cover India 1997 – Thiru Annamalaiar Temple at Tiruvannamalai

Annamalaiar Temple or Arunachalesvar Temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to deity Shiva. It is located at the base of Arunachala Hill in the town of Thiruvannamalai in Tamil Nadu. The Present Structure was built by Chola dynasty in the 9th Century. It is built on Dravidian architecture.

A Special cover was issued on 12 Dec 1997.

INDIA SPECIAL COVER ANNAMALAI TEMPLE
INDIA SPECIAL COVER 1997- ANNAMALAIAR TEMPLE

Special Cover Meenakshi Temple Madurai – TANAPEX-75.

Special Cover Meenakshi Temple Madurai – TANAPEX-75

TANAPEX-75 Philatelic exhibition was held on 07 Sep 1975 and a Special Cover brought out features the Meenakshi Temple of  Madurai on Cover. The Cancellation features a horse driven chariot.

Meenakshi temple also referred to as Meenakshi Amman or Meenakshi-Sundareshwara Temple is a historic Hindu temple located on the southern bank of Vaigai river in the temple city of Madurai in Tamil Nadu. It is dedicated to Meenakshi, a form of Parvati, and her consort Sundareshwar, a form of Shiva. The temple finds a mention in Sangam Literature of 6th Century AD. Lord Vishnu also finds mention in many narratives and hence temple and Madurai is sometimes as “Southern Mathura” for followers of Shaivism tradition.

INDIA S CVR TANAPEX 1976 MEENAKSHI TEMPLE
INDIA S CVR TANAPEX 1975 MEENAKSHI TEMPLE MADURAI

Special Cover Srirangam Temple – Tripex-76

Special Cover Srirangam Temple – Tripex-76

The Ranganthaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam is a Hindu temple dedicated Ranganathan, a reclining form of Hindu deity Maha Vishnu, located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu. It is constructed on Dravidian architecture and is located on an island between Kaveri and Kollidam rivers. It finds mentions in Sangam literature in 4th Century AD.

Tripex 76 Philatelic exhibition was held on 19 June 1976 and a Special Cover brought out features the Srirangam Temple of Trichy on Cover Design in Golden Foil. The Cancellation features the Main Guard Gate of Temple.

INDIA S CVR TRIPEX 1976 SRIRANGAM TEMPLE
INDIA SPECIAL COVER TRIPEX 1976 SRIRANGAM TEMPLE

 

First Day Cover 2019- Kumbh Mela Prayagraj – India

First Day Cover 2019- Kumbh Mela Prayagraj – India

The Ardh Khumb Mela at Prayagraj (erstwhile Allahabad) was held from 15 Jan 2019 to 04 Mar 2019 (55 days). 120 million Hindu Devotees participated in this social and religious congregation at Sangam confluence of Ganga and Yamuna. It is a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage. The Logo of 2019 Kumbh shows Sadhus bathing in the confluence of Sangam.

India Post issued a commemorative postage stamp on this event 0n 02 Feb 2019. The 2019 Kumbh logo features on the First-day cover. A First day cover is listed.

INDIA FDC KUMBH MELA FEB 2019
INDIA FDC FEB 2019-KUMBH MELA