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
Aerogramme India – Rock-Cut Rathas Mahabalipuram – 2004
Year of Issue -2004
Printing Press -India Security Press (ISP) Nashik
Denomination – Rupees 8.50
Stamp Design –Rock-Cut Rathas Mahabalipuram
Theme – Architecture, Tourism, Religious
Rock-Cut Rathas Mahabalipuram- The group of monuments at Mahabalipuram is a collection of 7th and 8th-century religious monuments in the coastal resort town of Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is on Coromandel coast of Bay Of Bengal.
Advertisement – The advertisement on the aerogramme features Tamil Nadu tourism. It has a caption Celestial glory manifested in majestic temples. Meenakshi temple in Madurai is a Hindu temple dedicated to Meenakshi (a form of Parvati) and her consort Sundareshwar (a form of Shiva).