Inaugural Day Cancellation – Sasan Gir Wild Life Sanctuary, Junagadh, Gujarat-Permanent Pictorial Post Mark

Sasan Gir Wild Life Sanctuary, Junagadh, Gujarat-Permanent Pictorial Post Mark

The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as Sasan-Gir) is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat. Established in 1965, with a total area of 1412 km² (about 258 km² for the fully protected area and 1153 km² for the Sanctuary), the park is located 65 km to the south-east of Junagadh and 60 km to south west of Amreli.

It is the sole home of the pure Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo persica) and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species. The ecosystem of Gir, with its diverse flora and fauna, is protected as a result of the efforts of the government forest department, wildlife activists and NGOs. The forest area of Gir and its lions were declared as “protected” in the early 1900s by the then Nawab of the princely state of Junagadh. The cancellation depicts lion.

This old Permanent Post Mark  was in existence till  19.04.95

Date Of cancellation:- 01.11.1975.

Sasangir Pictorial Cancellation Gujarat

Inaugural Day Cancellation – Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad – Vadodara – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation  – Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad  – Vadodara – Gujarat
Sayajirao Gaekwad III was the Maharaja of Baroda State from 1875 to 1939, and is notably remembered for reforming much of his state during his rule. On assuming the reins of government, some of his first tasks included education of his subjects, uplifting of the downtrodden, and judicial, agricultural and social reforms, . He played a key role in the development of Baroda’s textile industry, and his educational and social reforms included among others, a ban on child marriage, legislation of divorce, removal of untouchability, spread of education, development of Sanskrit, ideological studies and religious education as well as the encouragement of the fine arts. The cancellation depicts statue of Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad.
(Note: As the old cachet was worn out, new cachet was ordered by SSP, Vadodara West Division in year 2009 and new cachet was received by Vadodara Philatelic Bureau in November 2009)
Date of cancellation:-16.01.1989.
Permanene Pictorial Cancellation Gujarat

Inaugural Day Cancellation – Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Chamar Dharini – Vadodara – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) – Chamar Dharini – Vadodara – Gujarat

The cancellation depicts exquisite Jain bronze statue of Chaurie Bearer (Chamar Dharini) which was found in Akota area of Baroda and belong to 8th Century A.D. It is now exhibited in the Baroda Museum. Despite its small size, the figure has an aesthetically impressive form. The graceful figure stands in the three bedded (tribhanga) posture on a lotus pedestal symbolizing its importance in the pantheon. The urah suli or the necklace reveals the vintage of the statue as being of the 8th century A.D., its stylistic affiliations being in the directions of the Northern Pratihara idion.The cancellation has been introduced at Vadodara HO on 16.01.1989.

(Note: As the old cachet was worn out, new cachet was ordered by SSP, Vadodara East Division in year 2009 and new cachet was received by Vadodara Philatelic Bureau in October 2009)

Date of cancellation:-16.01.1989.

Gujarat permannet Pictorial Cancellation

 

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Arabian sea Octopus at Marine National Park – Jamnagar – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Arabian sea Octopus at Marine National Park – Jamnagar – Gujarat

162.89 Square Kilometers of Marine National Park and 457.92 Square Kilometers of Marine Sanctury in the Gulf of Kutch at Jamnagar offers exotic sightings for people willing to go on adventure trip.

In the Gulf of Kutch, 42 islands sit like little gems in the Arabian Sea. Fringed by coral reefs, sandy beaches and mangrove swamps, these islands are a treasure-trove of marine species and a paradise for birdwatchers.

One can see,  octopus, jelly fish, star fish, colourful corals, exotic marine flowering plants, puffer fish, sea horse, huge green sea turtles, lobsters, dolphins, etc.

The cancellation depicts an Arabian sea Octopus found in Narara and Pirotan Islands.

Date Of Cancellation:-01.11.2013.

PMK Octopus Jamnagar

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Palitana, Jain Temples – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Palitana, Jain Temples – Gujarat

Palitana is a city in Bhavnagar district, and located 50 km southwest of Bhavnagar city and is a major pilgrimage centre for Jains. The Palitana temples and whole mountain are considered the most sacred pilgrimage place (tirtha) by the Jain community, and is the world’s largest Temple Complex.

It is said all the Jain Tirthankars, excepting Neminath, had attained nirvan on Shatrunjay Hill. This fact adds to the veneration the devout have for the place. The place is therefore called Siddhakshetra where one attains moksh.The mountain is associated with Rishabhdev, the first Tirthankar who is also known as Adinath.

The main temple at the top contains his idol in padmasan. He belonged to the Ikshvaku Dynasty of Ayodhya. So Rama was his ancestor. Adinath visited the Shatrunjay Hill 93 times.

The temple chain starts with the shrine constructed by Babu Dhanpatsinh of Murshidabad at the foot of the hill. The pilgrims have to ascend 3745 steps to reach the 1800 feet hill. It takes between one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half hours to reach the summit.

“Siddha Chakra” is a symbol of Jainism and the cancellation depicts “Siddha Chakra”.

Date Of Cancellation:-23.09.2013.

Palitana Permanent Pictorial Cancellation

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Saputara Hill Station – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Saputara Hill Station – Gujarat

Saputara is a hill station situated at a height of 2800 feet in the Dang District in Gujarat State on the border of Gujarat with Maharashtra. It has a very rich flora and has unparalleled scenic beauty.

The place is rich in its bio-diversity and natural relics. It includes in itself many panoramic natural landscape views and rich heritage of its folklore and tradition of the native ‘Dangi’.

It has been developed as a planned hill resort with all necessary amenities such as hotels, parks, swimming pool, boat club, theatres and a museum to ensure an enjoyable holiday in the cool of the hills.

The cancellation design portrays a musical instrument used by the local tribes during Holi festival, marriages and other social events.

Date Of Cancellation:-01.10.2013.

Saputara Hill Station PMK

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (5) – Lothal Seal –Lothal Bhurkhi– Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  (5) – Lothal Seal –Lothal Bhurkhi– Gujarat

Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization, situated near the village of Saragwala of Dholka Taluka of Ahmedabad District. Lothal is a combination of two words Loth and (s)thal which means ‘mound of dead’ .  Lothal was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India in the year 1954 which unearthed many structural remains of Harappan town (Circa 2500-1900 BC). It is believed that the aryans came to this city in late 2400s B.C.E and by the time they came the city was destroyed due to floods apparently. The most fabulous antiquities of Lothal are beads, steatite seals with unicorn motif and inscription, terracotta sealing with an elephant motif, Persian Gulf type seal, gold necklace copper / bronze fish hooks, bangles, dish on stand, perforated jar, jar painted with the stories of thirsty crow and cunning fox, terracotta bull, horse, model boat, model of mummy, ivory scale and shell compass, chess dice, etc.

The cancellation depicts Seal with Unicorn Motif.

Date of Introduction  :- 17.12.1997.

Lothal Seal PMK

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – India – Sidi Saiyad Window, Ahmedabad – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – India – Sidi Saiyad Window, Ahmedabad – Gujarat

The Sidi Saiyyed Mosque, built in 1573, is one of the most famous mosques of Ahmedabad. The mosque was built in the last year of the existence of Sultanate of Gujarat. The mosque is entirely arcuated and is famous for beautifully carved ten stone latticework windows (jalis) on the side and rear arches. The cancellation depicts one of the window of the mosque. Eight other windows have square gri pattern jails which are also exquisite. The cancellation has been introduced at Ahmedabad GPO on 16.07.1984.

Contributed By:- Mr Ashwin, Gorakhpur

Date Of Cancellation:-19.01.2004.

Ahmedabad Cancellation GPO

 

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (3) – Birth Place of Mahatma Gandhi – Porbandar – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  (3) – Birth Place of Mahatma Gandhi – Porbandar – Gujarat

Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi is situated at the end of Saurashtra and is a picturesque seaport on the Arabian Sea. Keerti Mandir is the memorial temple built in memory of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi located in city of Porbandar. It is a three storeyed ancestral house of Gandhiji where in the exact place where Putlibai, Gandhiji’s mother, had given birth to Gandhi, is marked with a ‘swastik’.

The Cancellation shows the house where Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born in Porbandar on 2nd October, 1869. This place is presently renamed as ” Keerti Mandir”.

Date of Introduction at Porbandar HO :- 18.04.1992.

Date of Cancellation now in scan :-09.09.09.

Porbandar Cancellation

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) – Chamar Dharini – Vadodara – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) – Chamar Dharini – Vadodara – Gujarat

The cancellation depicts exquisite Jain bronze statue of Chaurie Bearer (Chamar Dharini) which was found in Akota area of Baroda and belong to 8th Century A.D. It is now exhibited in the Baroda Museum. Despite its small size, the figure has an aesthetically impressive form. The graceful figure stands in the three bedded (tribhanga) posture on a lotus pedestal symbolizing its importance in the pantheon. The urah suli or the necklace reveals the vintage of the statue as being of the 8th century A.D., its stylistic affiliations being in the directions of the Northern Pratihara idion.The cancellation has been introduced at Vadodara HO on 16.01.1989.

(Note: As the old cachet was worn out, new cachet was ordered by SSP, Vadodara East Division in year 2009 and new cachet was received by Vadodara Philatelic Bureau in October 2009)

Date of cancellation:-01.01.1978.

Chamar Dharini Cancellation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chamar Dharni Cancellation