My Stamp – New Series – Ellora Caves, World Heritage Site – By India Post
The Ellora Caves are an impressive complex of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain cave temples built between the 6th and 10th centuries AD near the ancient Indian village of Ellora. The caves have a slightly less dramatic setting than those at Ajanta, but more exquisite sculptures. Ellora is a World Heritage Site and the most visited ancient monument in Maharashtra State.
My Stamp – New Series – Victoria Memorial – By India Post
The Victoria Memorial was built to commemorate the peak of the British Empire in India. The Victoria Memorial, conceived by Lord Curzon, represents the architectural climax of Kolkata city. Lord Curzon, the then Viceroy specified its classical style but the actual plan of Victoria Memorial was laid down by the well-known architect, Sir William Emerson. The Victoria Memorial blends the best of the British and Mughal architecture. The Victoria Memorial hall was built with white Makrana marbles. The Prince of Wales laid the foundation stone of Victoria Memorial in 1906 and it was inaugurated in 1921 in memory of Queen Victoria. The Victoria Memorial is 338 by 228 feet and a height of 184 feet.
My Stamp – New Series – Ghats Of Varanasi – By India Post
Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are considered as one of the holiest places in Varanasi. It is at the Ghats of Varanasi where we get to see life and death together.
Varanasi presents a unique combination of physical, metaphysical and supernatural elements. According to the Hindu mythology, Varanasi liberates soul from human body to the ultimate. It is the Ganga Ghats of Varanasi that complement the concept of divinity. Ghats of Ganga are perhaps the holiest spots of Varanasi. The Ganga Ghats at Varanasi are full of pilgrims who flock to the place to take a dip in the holy Ganges, which is believed to absolve one from all sins
My Stamp released with Basohli Painting , Jammu, 2011 – By India Post
Design – 5/17
During Chinar J & K Philatelic Exhibition -2011, 17 designs of Jammu Important places were introduced.
Basoli is a town and a notified area committee in Kathuadistrict in the state of Jammu & Kashmir. It is situated on the right bank of River Ravi at an altitude of 1876 ft. It is founded by Raja Bhupat Pal sometimes in 1635. It was known for magnificent places which are now in ruins and miniatures paintings (Basohli Paintings).
In the late 17th century, Basali emerged as a great centre of painting. According to well known Dr. Herman Goltz, “Basali painting are among the great achievements of Indians”. Their central inspiration is vashnavism, the themes have been taken from the epics and the puranas.
The different themes of the paintings are religious (Gita Govinda and Ramayana), secular, historical, contemporary and literary. Besides the paintings bring out extreme emotion combined with a lyrical sense of Basali landscape.
Basali paintings are said to have been described as Poems in colours. The paintings are marked by strikingly blazing colours bold lines, rich symbols and peculiar features giving an accumulative impact of highly sensuous environs.
Date Of Issue:- During Jammu Stamp Show 2011
Complete 17 designs of Jammu important places issued during Jammu Show 2011.View at a Glance, Click on below link:-