Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Ganjifa.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Ganjifa.

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

Ganjifa is a term commonly used for hand-made and hand-painted traditional playing cards prevalent in India since medieval times. The art and games of these cards gained popularity in India during the 16th century. Mysore Ganjifa was patronised by Wodeyar Kings.

The main aim of the game was to teach, learn and tell stories from our ancient scriptures and holy books, all the 18 games in the Mysore Ganjifa style were set to stories and slokas from the Hindu Puranas, stories from Ramayana, Mahabharta etc.

Ganjifa cards are of historical importance besides holding aesthetic and artistic value. They serve a social purpose by bringing people together, providing entertainment and by popularising socio-cultural themes. The cards are also used as souvenirs.

A Special Cover on Ganjifa has also been released in 2012 during MAHAPEX2012 at Pune.

MYSORE PC GANJIFA
Mysore Heritage Postcards2014 – Mysore Ganjifa Card Game

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Chamundeswari Temple.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- Chamundeswari Temple.

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

Chamundeswari Temple- The 12th Century temple of the patron goddess of the Wodeyars in Chamundi Hills Mysore. Durga or Shakti or Chamundi is the tutelary deity of Mysuru Maharajas.

MYSORE PC CHAMUNDESWARI
Heritage Mysore Postcards 2014- Chamundeswari Temple.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- The Golden Throne.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014- The Golden Throne.

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

The traditional Golden Throne of Mysore Royalty consists of the main seat, a staircase and the golden umbrella. It was used in the coronation of child Raja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1799.

MYSORE PC THRONE
Heritage Mysore Postcards 2014 – The Golden Throne.

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014-Mysore Royals

Heritage Mysore Post Cards -India 2014-Mysore Royals

India Post issued a set of 10 Post Cards on Mysore Heritage in 2014.

Krisnaraja Wodeyar III looks down from an oil portrait in the background on three generations of his descendants- Chamaraja Wodeyar X, Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV, Yuvaraja Narshimharaja Wodeyar & Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar. This is 1926 Mysore Palace photo.

MYSORE PC WODEYAR III
MYSORE HERITAGE POSTCARDS 2014- MYSORE ROYALS