Permanent Pictorial cancellation – Special Cover – Head Post Office , Chittorgarh – Rajasthan – By India Post

Permanent Pictorial cancellation – Special Cover – Head Post Office , Chittorgarh – Rajasthan – By India Post

Chittorgarh  is a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar. The city of Chittorgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. The district was bifurcated and a new district namely Pratap Garh was created with certain portion taken from Udaipur district in the newly created district of Pratap Garh. Fiercely independent, the fort of Chittor was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely and thrice Jauhar was committed by the ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati. The famous warriors Gora and Badal, in the war against Allaudin Khalji (1303 AD), have become legendary. The sacrifice of Jaimal and Phata in the war against the Mughals (1568 AD) was so great that the Mughal Emperor Akbar installed their statues in the fort of Agra. It has also been land of worship for Meera. Chittorgarh is home to the Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in Asia. Other attractions are Kalika Mata temple, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha’s Palace, Rani Padmini’s Palace, Ratan Singh Palace, Vijay Stambh etc. Vijay Stambh, is a huge nine storey tower which was built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. The tower is 122 ft high and stands on a 10 ft high base. There are sculptures and carvings on the exterior walls of the tower.

Cancellation:- Vijay Stambh

Date Of Introduction:-15.12.1980.

Contributed By:- Mr Sushil Mehra, Bangalore

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Permanent Pictorial Cancellation Chittorgarh

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (1) – Maharana Pratap – Udaipur – Rajasthan – Special Covers

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  (1) – Maharana Pratap –  Udaipur – Rajasthan – Special Covers

Maharana Pratap or Pratap Singh was a Hindu Rajput ruler of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan. He belonged to the Sisodiya clan of Rajputs. 

Maharana Pratap was born on May 9th 1540 in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan. His father was Maharana Udai Singh II and his mother was Rani Jeevant Kanwar. Maharana Udai Singh II ruled the kingdom of Mewar, with his capital at Chittor. Maharana Pratap was the eldest of twenty-five sons and hence given the title of Crown Prince. He was destined to be the 54th ruler of Mewar, in the line of the Sisodiya Rajputs.

The battle of Haldighati has gone down in the annals of Indian history as one which showcased the great valour of the Rajput troops led by their scion Rana Pratap. In 1576, The battle of Haldighati was fought with 20,000 Rajputs against a Mughal army of 80,000 men commanded by Raja Man Singh. The battle was fierce though indecisive, to the Mughal army’s astonishment. Maharana Pratap’s army was not defeated but Maharana Pratap was surrounded by Mughal soldiers. It is said that at this point, his estranged brother, Shakti Singh, appeared and saved the Rana’s life. Another casualty of this war was Maharana Pratap’s famous, and loyal, horse Chetak, who gave up his life trying to save his Maharana.

The cancellation depicts statue of Maharana Pratap.

Date of Cancellation:- 21.07.1973.

Contributed By:- Mr Sandeep Chaurasia, Gorakhpur

Maharana Pratap PMK