Bicentenary Jain Swetambar Panchayati Temple Kolkata – Special Covers 2015
A Special Cover was issued at Kolkata on 24 Jan 2015 to mark Bi-Centenary Celebrations of Jain Swetambar Panchayati Temple located at Cotton street Kolkata. It is a temple dedicated to 16th Jain Tirthankar Shanti Nath Bhagwan.
Varkala Beach in Kerala is also known as Papanasham Beach .It is located in Varkala Thiruvananthapuram along Arabian Sea part of Indian Ocean. Papanasham means wash away sins.It is believed that a dip in Papanasham beach washes away all sins.
Varkal beach is the only beach in Southern Kerala where cliffs are adjacent to Arabian Sea. These tertiary sedimentary formation cliffs area unique geological feature and are known as Varkala Formation.
A two thousand year old Janardana Swamy temple stands on cliffs overlooking the beach. Sivagiri mutt is also located on Sivagiri hills.
A Special cover was issued by Kerala Postal Circle on Varkala beach on 25 Jul 2017. The Cover and cancellation carry a beautiful illustration of the beach.
Thanjavur or Tanjore is a historic temple town in Tamil Nadu rich for its cultural Heritage. Thavil is a traditional musical instrument of the ancient city of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. Thavil is a barrel shaped percusion instrument -the hollowed shell usually made of Jackfruit wood.
An integral part of Carnatic music in Thanjavur the rhytmic sound of Thavil is produced by striking the skin of the heavy drum with a short stick .Thavil is played usually in the cultural ,social and religious events in Thanjavur.
A Special cover on Thanjavur Thavil was issued on 03 Sep 2015 during Thanjaipex 2015.
Thanjavur or Tanjore is a historic temple town in Tamil Nadu rich for its cultural Heritage. The creation of Thanjavur art plate is credited to Raja Serfoji II (1797-1832) the Maratha ruler of Thanjavur Tamilnadu who directed his royal artisans to create an object that would reflect the glory of his Kingdom. Silver brass and Copper are encrusted on to each other to create this stunning & beautiful piece of art . The effect of silver in high relief on reddish copper ground is unusual and striking. This art plate has secured Geographical indication in the year 2006.
A Special Cover released on 03 Sep 2015 features this unique piece of Art. The Art Plate and Cancellation feature the World Famous Brihadeeswarar Temple of Thanjavur.This cover was issued during Thanjaipex 2015.