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.

SRI LANKA PC W FALL
SRI LANKA POSTCARD 1998 – KELANIYA RAJAMAHA VIHARA PAINTINGS
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Bhutan Postcards – Simtokha & Rinpung Dzongs -1966.

Bhutan Postcards – Simtokha & Rinpung Dzongs -1966.

Bhutan Post issued a 6 Chetrum Postcard in 1966 with Simtokha Dzong featuring in stamp design alongside a photograph of Rinpung Dzong.

BHUTAN PC DZONG
BHUTAN POSTCARD SIMTOKHA DZONG -1966

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.

SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS4
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 4-Prince Siddhartha encountered an Old Man
SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS5
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.

SRI LANKA VESAK 2013 RS 15
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.

 

 

 

 

Royal Visit to Merak & Sakteng -Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2015  

Royal Visit to Merak & Sakteng -Bhutan Miniature Sheet 2015

Bhutan Post issued a Miniature sheet containing six stamps of 50 Nu each on King Jigme & Queen Jetsun visit to Merak & Sakteng. The MS was issued on 11 Nov 2015.

50 Nu- King with Children 50 Nu- King & Queen near a stove   50- Nu- Queen Pema

50 Nu- Queen with Children   50 Nu – King & Queen Walking    50 Nu- King and Queen looking at items.

A Miniature sheet is listed.

BHUTAN ROYAL VISIT MERAK
BHUTAN 2015-ROYAL VISIT TO MERAK & SAKTENG MINIATURE SHEET

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

Locomotives and Passenger Trains -East Germany 1983.

Locomotives and Passenger Trains -East Germany 1983.

The erstwhile German Democratic Republic or East Germany or DDR issued a set of stamps on Locomotives and passenger trains on 17 May 1983. Two stamps on Narrow Gauge railway in Germany were featured.

One set of a Se-tenant pair with Vignette is listed.

Oybin is a municipality in Saxony near Czech border. The scenic narrow gauge Zittau-Kurort Oybin/Kurort Jonsdorf railways runs from Oybin to Bertsdorf and from there to Jonsdorf and town of Zittau.

GDR RAILWAYS
GDR RAILWAYS 1983- ZITTAU-KURORT OYBIN