Miniature Sheet on FDC – India 2017- Indian Cuisine -Bhog Prasad.
The Festive season in India is at its Peak with various types of Festivals all across the Country. The sweets offered or associated with Temples and Deities are known as Bhog Prasad. The recipes have not undergone major changes and the dedicated Chefs at temple kitchens get much of the credit for such cuisines.
A Miniature Sheet was issued on 03 Nov 2017 containing six stamps of Rupees Five each on these Bhog Prasads.A FDC with a miniature sheet of Rs 30 on Bhog Prasad is listed.
Modak – Indian sweet made of flour and has fillings of grated coconut. It is a favourite sweet of Hindu Deity Ganesha.
Mahaprasad – Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri Odisha is known for Mahaprasad. different types of rice, dal and vegetables.
Chhappan Bhog – means 56 dishes which are offered to the deity.
Peda – It is associated with Mathura and Lord Krishna. Made of flour, mawa , milk and cardamom.A delicious sweet.
Sandesh – It is a Bengali sweet made milk and sugar. A delicacy for the Bengal region.
Tirupati laddu – It is associated with Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati. This ritual of offering Ladoo to LordVenkateshwara started in 1715. Tirupati Ladoo has a Geographical indication Tag & TTD has rights to this prasad. It is made of gram flour, sugar, cashew, oil, raisins etc.
Miniature Sheet on FDC – India 2017- 350th Prakash Utsav Guru Gobind Singh
A FDC with a miniature sheet of Rs10 on 350th Prakash Utsav Guru Gobind Singhji released on 21 Jun 2015 is listed. Guru Gobind Singh Ji ( 22 Dec 1666-07 Oct 1708) was the Tenth Guru of Sikhs. The miniature sheet features Takht Sri Harimandir Ji Patna Sahib in Patna where Guru Gobind Singh was born.
Miniature Sheet on Jallianwala Bagh Massacre -India -2019
India issued a miniature sheet with two stamps on the theme 100 Years of Jallianwala Bagh Massacre on 13 April 2019. 13 April is celebrated as Baisakhi -the harvest festival and establishment of Khalsa Pant by Guru Gobind Singh. On 13 Apr 1919 thousands of people had peacefully gathered to celebrate these festivals in Jallianwala Bagh -an open park-in Amritsar when Dyer moved with non-British Soldiers and without warning opened fire on unarmed, innocent Men. Women and Children from all sections and religions of Society. He had blocked the only exit. Dyer was responsible for the massacre of thousands of Indians. This massacre was avenged by Sardar Udham Singh when he killed Dyer in London on 13 Mar 1940. A memorial and a Museum are now a testimony to this massacre.
Stamps Printed -500,000 Miniature Sheets -110,000. Printed at SPP Hyderabad.