Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Lion-tailed macaque – Kalakad – Tamilnadu – Special Covers

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  Lion-tailed macaque – Kalakad –  Tamilnadu – Special Covers

Kalakkad is a town located in Tirunelveli district. Kalakkadu Wild Life Sanctuary is situated in area of 223 sq kms in the Tirunelveli District, including the foothills of Western Ghats and the adjoining area. The flora ranges from forests of tropical wet ever-green to Tropical dry deciduous and thorn forest at down hills. Lion tailed Macaque, Nilgiri Langur, Bonnet Macaque and Common Langur, Nilgiri Tahr, sambar, Sloth Bear, gaur, Elephant, Tiger, Flying Squirrel, Panther, Wild Dog, Pangoline are some of the wild life seen in the sanctuary. Besides, a wide range of birds and reptiles could be seen.

The cancellation depicts Lion tailed macaque.

Date of Cancellation:- 03.10.1978.

Contributed By:- Mr Sandeep Chaurasia, Gorakhpur

Kalakkad PMK

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (8) – Rock Fort Temple – Tiruchirappalli – Tamilnadu

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  (8) – Rock Fort Temple – Tiruchirappalli – Tamilnadu

Tiruchirappalli is also called Tiruchi or Trichy. Begun in 600 CE by kings of the Chola dynasty, the Shiva temple is located in a gargantuan 274-foot-high rock that is visible for miles around. Much of it was built by the Nayak kings in the 16-17th centuries. There are 417 steps to the top and great panoramic views from there. At its summit, a height of 83 meters, is the 2 storied Rock Fort Temple built by the Pallavas and rebuilt by the Nayaks.


The fort is really a complex where you can visit 3 more temples built in different eras over the course of time; Manikka Vinayakar temple at the foot of the hill, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, at the top of the hill the Ucchi Pillayar temple and the Taayumaanavar Koyil Shivastalam, a rock cut temple dedicated to Taayumaanavar, a Nayak era saint.
The cancellation depicts Rock fort temple.

Date of Introduction  :- 17.12.1974.

Rock Fort Temple PMK

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Solar Observatory – Kodaikanal – Tamilnadu

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Solar Observatory – Kodaikanal  – Tamilnadu

The Kodaikanal Solar Observatory is an solar observatory owned and operated by Indian Institute of Astrophysics. It is located on the southern tip of the Palni Hills 4 km from Kodaikanal town, Dindigul district, Tamilnadu state, South India.
The Evershed effect was first detected at this observatory in January 1909. Solar data collected by the lab is the oldest continuous series of its kind in India. Precise observations of the equatorial electrojet are made here due to the unique geographic location of Kodaikanal. The cancellation depicts view of Obseervatory.

Date Of Cancellation:-23.09.2013.



Solar Observatory Cancellation

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – India – Mahabalipuram – Tamilnadu

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – India – Mahabalipuram – Tamilnadu

A Pictorial Postcard on Mahabalipuram with  Pictorial cancellation of Temple of Mamallapuram.

Mahabalipuram or Mamallapuram was 7th Century Port City of Pallava Dynasty located approx 60 Kms South Of Chennai. It is UNESCO  World Heritage Site . The Temple of Mamallapuram is a rock- cut Architecture Design and the Rathas are the design Motifs of Post Cards in use now.

Mamallapuram, also known as Mahabalipuram is a town in Kancheepuram. Famous Shore temple is a structural temple, built in 700 – 728 AD, with blocks of granite, dating from the 8th century AD. It was built on a promontory sticking out into the Bay of Bengal at Mahabalipuram. The Shore Temple is so named because it overlooks the shore of the Bay of Bengal. The cancellation depicts Shore temple of Mahabalipuram.

Contributed By:- Mr Ashwin, Gorakhpur

Date Of Cancellation:-08.02.1965.

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

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (4) – Rameswaram – Pamban Bridge – Tamilnadu

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  (4) – Rameswaram – Pamban Bridge – Tamilnadu

The temple and the island of Rameswaram have acquired this name because, Lord Rama worshipped Lord Shiva, the God of Gods here on return from Sri Lanka. According to legend, after killing Ravana Lord Rama returned with his consort Goddess Seetha to India first stepping on the shores of Rameswaram. To expiate the “dosha” of killing a brahmin, Lord Rama wanted to offer worship to Lord Shiva. Since there was no shrine in the island had despatched Sri Hauman to Kailash to bring an idol of Lord Shiva.

Rameswaram, is a town in the Ramanathapuram district. It is located on Pamban Island separated from mainland India by the Pamban channel and is about 50 kilometres from Mannar Island, Sri Lanka. It is situated in the Gulf of Mannar, at the very tip of the Indian peninsula. Pamban Island, also known as Rameswaram Island, is connected to mainland India by the Pamban Bridge.

Pamban Bridge is one type of cantilever bridge connects Rameswaram of Pamban Island to Tamil Nadu, India. It was first Sea Bridge and the second longest sea bridge in India (after Bandra Worli Sea Link). The bridge is located at the world’s second “highly corrosive environment” and cyclone-prone high wind velocity zone.

The cancellation depicts Pamban Bridge.

Date of Cancellation:-07.03.1978.

Rameshwaram Cancellation

Permanent Pictorial cancellations – Palani – Tamilnadu – Special Cover

Permanent Pictorial cancellations – Palani – Tamilnadu – Special Cover

Palani is a city in the Dindigul district located about 100 km South-east of Coimbatore City and 60 km west of Dindigul. It is the location of the far-famed temple of the god Kartikeya, resorted to by more than 7 million devotees each year. The Dhandayuthapani Temple is one of the sacred shrines of Lord Murugan, worshipped in the form of Kaumaram. The architectural style of the temple has been influenced by the Pandyas and has a gold gopuram on the main garbhagriha. The cancellation depict symbolic representation of Danthayuthapani temple.

Date Of Cancellation:- 08.09.1978.

Palani Cancellation



Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Vedantangal – Kancheepuram District – Tamilnadu

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Vedantangal – Kancheepuram District – Tamilnadu

Vedanthankal Lake Bird Sanctuary is a 74 acre sanctuary located in the Kancheepuram District. The sanctuary is about 75 kilometres from Chennai on National Highway 45 south of Chengalpattu. Vedanthangal is a home for migratory birds, such as pintail, garganey, grey wagtail, blue-winged teal, common sandpiper and some more. The sanctuary features thousands of birds coming from various countries, some of which can be easily identified. Some easily found bird species include Cormorants, Darter, Grebes, Large Egret, Little Egrets, Moorhen, Night Herons, Paddy Bird, Painted Stork, Pintails, Pond Heron, Sandpiper, Shovellers, Terns, White Ibis and many more. The migratory birds include Garganey Teals Canada, Snake Bird Sri Lanka, Grey Pelican Australia, Grey Heron Bangladesh, Open-billed Stork Bangladesh, Glossy Ibis Sri Lanka, Painted Stork Siberia, Spoonbill Burma and the Spot Bill Duck.

Date of Cancellation:-03.06.1974. & 10.02.1976.

Vedantangal Cancellation












Vedantangal Cancellation

Permanent Pictorial Cancellations (1) – India – Inaugural Cover – Madumalai Sanctuary – Tamilnadu

Permanent Pictorial Cancellations (1) – India – Inaugural Cover

The Inaugural cover of Pictorial Cancellation  on Mudumalai Sanctuary (Tamil Nadu)   Cover illustration    and Pictorial Cancellation Indian Bison (Gaur).

The Mudumalai National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary, now also declared a Tiger Reserve, lies on the northwestern side of the Nilgiri Hills, in Nilgiri District, about 160 km north-west of Coimbatore in the westernmost part of Tamil Nadu, on the interstate boundaries with Karnataka and Kerala states. Mudumalai, which means ‘first hills’, is one of the first wildlife sanctuaries established in India. The Western Ghats, Nilgiri Sub-Cluster, including all of Mudumalai National Park, is under consideration by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee for selection as a World Heritage Site.
Date Of Cancellation:- 05.04.1975.











Madumalai Sanctuary