World Culture Heritage in Russia – Miniature Sheets of Russia 2008

World Culture Heritage in Russia – Miniature Sheets of Russia 2008

Russia issued a miniature sheet on the theme “World Culture Heritage in Russia” on 31 Jul  2008.The miniature sheet contains three stamps . The Buildings featuring on the stamps are

10 r – Church of Preobrazheniya Gospodnya

10 r – Bell Tower of Kizhsky  Churchyard

10 r – Church of Pokrova Presvyatoj Bogoroditsy

RUSSIA MS WORLD HERITAGE
RUSSIA MS WORLD CULTURAL HERITAGE 2008

Bicentenary Jain Swetambar Panchayati Temple Kolkata – Special Covers 2015

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.

SPECIAL COVER JAINISM KOLKATA
SPECIAL COVER -JAIN SWETAMBER PANCHAYATI TEMPLE KOLKATA – 2015
SPECIAL COVER JAINISM KOLKATA PP
SPECIAL COVER PRESENTATION PACK – BICENTENARY JAIN SWETAMBER PANCHAYTI TEMPLE KOLKATA -2015

Visakha Puja Day – Thailand – 2008

Visakha Puja Day – Thailand – 2008

Visakha Puja Day is the most important Buddhist holiday in Thailand .In fact it is celebrated by Buddhists all over the World -Vesak in Sri Lanka ,Budh Purnima in India.

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 eighth day of fourth month in Chinese Lunar Calendar. Full moon is Purnima in Sanskrit and hence Buddha Purnima. It is celebrated in April,May or June based on Gregorian Calendar. In 2018 it is being celebrated on 30th April.

Gautama was born in Lumbini in Nepal in 563 BC, attained Nirvana at Bodhgaya  India and gave his first sermon at Sarnath India.

A Stamp was issued on 19 May 2008 by Thailand on Visakha Puja Day. It features Bodhgaya in India where Buddha attained enlightenment while meditating under a Bodhi/Bohhi tree. A leaf also features on Cover and cancellation.

FDC THAILAND BODH GAYA
FDC THAILAND 2008 -VISAKHA PUJA DAY