Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Bekal Fort – Pallikere, Kerala
Pallikere is located in Kasaragod district. Pallikere has a shallow beach and provides a great view of the Bekal fort which is just a walking distance away. Large number of tourists visits this beach, enjoys its beauty and takes a pleasure bath in it.The Bekal Fort is the biggest fort in Kerala spreading over 40 acres and presents a beautiful scenery to the visitors. Some important features of this fort are the water-tank with its flight of steps, the tunnel opening towards the south, the magazine for keeping ammunition and the broad steps leading to the Observation Tower, which is a rarity. From there one has an ample view of towns in the vicinity like Kanhangad, Pallikkara, Bekal, Kottikkulam, Uduma etc.The Fort appears to have been built up from the sea since almost three fourths of its exterior is drenched and the waves continually stroke the citadel. The cancellation depicts Bekal Fort.
Date Of Cancellation:-23.02.83.
Special Cover – Alleppey Boat Race – Alleppey
Alleppey is a commercial town and famous for backwaters of Vembanad lake, the largest fresh water lake in South India. The Nehru trophy boat race is held once in a year, which began in 1953 and conducted on the second Saturday of August. The cancellation depicts the Snake boat.
Date of Issue:- 11.08.1984.
Contributed By:- Mr Muralidhara, Bangalore
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Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Sabarimala – Ayyappa Temple – Kerala
Sabarimala is believed to be the place where the Hindu God Ayyappan meditated after killing the powerful demoness, Mahishi. Ayyappan’s temple is situated here amidst 18 hills. The temple is situated on a hilltop at an altitude of 468 m. above mean sea level, and is surrounded by mountains and dense forests. Temples exist in each of the hills surrounding Sabarimala. Sabarimala is linked to Hindu pilgrimage, predominantly for men of all ages. The temple is open for worship only during the days of Mandalapooja (approximately November 15 to December 26), Makaravilakku (January 14- “Makara Sankranti”) and Vishu (April 14), and the first six days of each Malayalam month. The Holy eighteen steps that lead to the Ayyappa temple have been figuratively called Ponnu Pathinettampadi. Pathinettapadi (18 divine steps) to the sanctum sanctorium is divine in all aspects. The first three steps depict “Bhoomi, Agni, Vayoo & Akash”, 6 to 9 steps for Karmendriya, 10 to 15 for Jhanandriya, 16th for mind 17th Intelligence and 18th Jeevathma Bhava. Those who cross all these steps are believed to achieve “Punyadarshan”.
The cancellation depicts holy eighteen steps leading to the Sanctum Sanctorum of the temple.
Date Of Cancellation:- 25.12.80.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Thekkady – Kerala
Thekkady in Kerala State , India ‘s largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India . The 120 years old ‘Surki’ dam built across Peryiar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms. The Country’s sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations.
The greatest attraction of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake.
The cancellation depicts sketch of wild elephant.
Date of Cancellation:-11.10.1975.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Beypore Harbour – Special Cover – Beypore – Kerala
Beypore is a small coastal census town in Kozhikode district in the state of Kerala, India. The place was formerly known as Beppur / Vadaparappanad.Beppur means the land put or placed. This place also has a small port and a beautiful beach. Beypore port is one of the oldest known ports in Kerala from where trading was done with the Middle East. Beypore is also famous for building wooden ship, it is called Dhow, or Uru in the Malayalam language. These ships are usually bought by arab merchants for trading, fishing and now used as a tourist ships. The ships are moved to the sea by workers known aas the Khalasies.
Cancellation was introduced on 17.05.2006
Date Of Cancellation:-17.05.2006.