The 2550th Anniversary of the Buddhist era -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2006.

The 2550th Anniversary of the Buddhist era -Stamps of Sri Lanka 2006.

Sri Lanka issued a set of 10 stamps of Rupees 2.50 denomination to mark 2550th Anniversary of Buddhist era. The stamps were issued on 05 May 2006. A sheetlet containing the ten stamps is listed. These stamps feature various Rock and Wall Paintings.

SLR 2.50 – A plea to the master to descend from Heaven.

SLR 2.50 -Queen Mahamaya on her way to her Parents.

SLR 2.50- The Great Birth of Prince Siddharth

SLR 2.50 – Asita-The Royal Teacher visits Prince Siddharth.

SLR 2.50- The Great Renunciation.

SLR 2.50- Defeat of Maras (the evils) by the Master.

SLR 2.50- The First Sermon of  Dhammachakka Pavattana Sutta.

SLR 2.50- The Conversion of Alvaka-A Demon

SLR 2.50- The Great funeral Pyre of the Master.

SLR 2.50 – Tapassu & Bhalluka arriving in Sri Lanka with Relics.

SRI LANKA

SRI LANKA 2006 – 2550th Anniversary of Buddhist Era

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2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanti Vesak Festival -Stamps of Sri Lanka

2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanti Vesak Festival -Stamps of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka issued a set of Six stamps on 2600th Sambuddhatva Jayanti Vesak Festival .The stamps feature teachings of Buddhism. The Five rupees stamp were issued on 29th April 2011. The teachings are

  • Buddhism is a Universal Doctrine
  • Let us practise Buddhist Principles
  • Let us take care of Parents and respect them
  • Let us help sick
  • Person who practises Buddhism illuminates the entire World
  • Let us build an antinarcotic society.

Three FDCs are listed.

FDC SRI LANKA BUDDHA 1
FDC SRI LANKA -SAMBUDDHATVA JAYANTIYA
FDC SRI LANKA 2011 BUDDHA 3
FDC SRI LANKA 2011 – SAMBUDDHATVA JAYANTIYA
FDC SRI LANKA 2011 BUDDHA 2
FDC SRI LANKA 2011- SAMBUDDHATVA JAYANTIYA

 

 

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

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 29th and 30th April.

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 orJune 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.

Nepal – Nepal issued a set of five stamps  on world Heritage Site -Birth Place of Buddha -Lumbini in Nepal on 14 Sep 2009.

BUDDHA NEPAL LUMBINI
LUMBINI -BIRTH PLACE OF BUDDHA – NEPAL 2009

 

Bhutan – eight Auspicoius symbols of Buddhism

Bhutan issued a miniature sheet on 16 April 2016 depicting the eight auspicious symbols of Buddhism.

BUDDHA BHUTAN SYMBOLS
EIGHT AUSPICIOUS SYMBOLS OF BUDDHISM -BHUTAN 2016

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak -Golden Buddha Statue Mongolia

Buddha’s Birthday – Buddha Purnima -Vesak

Stampdigest wishes all its readers a Happy Buddha Purnima or Vesak on 29th and 30th April.

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 orJune 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 Large number of countries in Asia regularly issue stamps on Buddha,Buddha Jayanti or Vesak. Few are listed.

Mongolia – Issued a Miniature sheet on 15 April 1999 on Golden Buddha Statue -The World’s highest Gold Plated 28 Yard Buddha Sculpture at MIGJED JANRAISIG temple Ulanbator on 10 Mar 1996.

BUDDHA MONGOLIA
GOLDEN BUDDHA STATUE ULAANBATTAR -1999