Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – India – Inaugural Cover – Tamilnadu

Pictorial Cancellation – India – Inaugural Cover – Brihadeeswarar Temple

A Pictorial Cancellation on Brihadeeswarar Temple was introduced at Thanjavur HPO  (Tamil Nadu) 0n 16 Dec 1974. An Inaugural cover showing Temple on cover and cancellation is listed.

Brihadeeswarar Temple is the World’s First complete granite temple built in 1010 AD. It is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site “great Living Chola Temples”. It is celebrating its 1000th Year in 2010. There is a big statue of NANDI (sacred Bull ) at entrance made of single stone . It was built by Rajaraja Chola I.

Thanjavur is an important center of South Indian religion, art, and architecture. Most of the Great Living Chola Temples, which are UNESCO World Heritage Monuments, are located in and around Thanjavur. The foremost among these, the Brihadeeswara Temple, is located in the center of the town. Thanjavur is also the home of the Tanjore painting, a painting style unique to the region. The cancellation depicts famous Brihadeeswara Temple

Date of Cancellation:-16.12.1974.

Contributed By:-Mr Sandeep Chaurasia, Gorakhpur