Pictorial Cancellation – Help Conserve Wild Life – Hyderabad

Pictorial Cancellation – Help Conserve Wild Life – Hyderabad

42 Vanya Prani Saptaha

Date Of Cancellation:-01.10.1996.

Pictorial Cancellation

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (6) – The College of Arts, Osmania University – Andhra Pradesh – Special Covers

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (6) – The College of Arts, Osmania University –  Andhra Pradesh – Special Covers

H.E.H. Nizam VII, laid the foundation stone for the Arts College building on 5th July, 1934 and it was declared open by him on 4th December 1939.

The building in Pinkish granite stone represents a harmonious blend of the pillar and lintel style of Ajanta and Ellora. The arches of the building are of Indo-Saracenic tradition. The building is one of the heritage structures in Hyderabad. The diamond jubilee of the college building was celebrated in December 1999.

The Osmania University is a public state university located in Hyderabad. It was established and named after the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It is the first Indian university to have Urdu as a medium of instruction. The Osmania University is one of the largest university systems in the subcontinent with over 300,000 students on its campuses and affiliated colleges. It is particularly known for its faculty of Engineering and Technology, Law, Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Management departments. The College of Arts, one of the top 15 in the country, is an architectural heritage structure similar to College of Sultan Hassan in Cairo, Egypt.

The cancellation depicts :-The College of Arts.

Date of Cancellation:- 11.10.1976.

Contributed By:- Mr Sandeep Chaurasia, Gorakhpur

Jama I Osmania PMK

Pictorial Cancellations – Kakatiya Gate Wrangal – Andhra Pradesh – Special Cover

Pictorial Cancellations –  Kakatiya Gate Wrangal  – Andhra Pradesh – Special Cover

Warangal is the district headquarters  of Andhra Pradesh. Warangal is located 148 Km northeast of the state capital of Hyderabad and is the administrative headquarters of Warangal District. Warangal area is a combination of: Warangal, Hanmakonda and Kazipet.

Warangal was the capital of Kakatiya kingdom ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from the 12th to the 14th centuries. The Kakatiyas left many monuments, including an impressive fortress, four massive stone gateways, the Swayambhu temple dedicated toShiva, and the Ramappa temple situated near Ramappa Lake.

On 28 February 2013, Warangal was accorded World Heritage place status by UNESCO.

Date Of Cancellation:-14.01.1975.

Special Covers 1975

Pictorial Cancellations – Lepakshi Nandi – Ananthapur – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh – Special Cover

Pictorial Cancellations – Lepakshi Nandi – Ananthapur – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh – Special Cover

The monolithic “Nandi” sculpture which is said to be the biggest monolithic Nandi in India, is synonymous with Lepakshi. It is 4.5 m high and 8.23m long.

The big granite bull is on the main road, about 200 metres from the temple. It has been positioned such that it faces the shivalinga shielded by a huge serpent inside the temple. Said to be the second largest monolith in India, after Gomateswara, the Nandi sports a huge kaasu malai, a bell chain, earrings and other jewellery.

Vijayanagara architecture is a vibrant combination of the Chalukya, Hoysala, Pandya and Chola styles. Its stylistic hallmark is the ornate pillared Kalyanamantapa (marriage hall), Vasanthamantapa (open pillared halls) and the Rayagopura (tower). Artisans used the locally available hard granite because of its durability since the kingdom was under constant threat of invasion

Date Of Cancellation:- 13.01.75.

Special Covers 1975

Pictorial Cancellations – Qutab Shahi Tomb – Golconda – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh – Special Cover

Pictorial Cancellations – Qutab Shahi Tomb – Golconda – Hyderabad – Andhra Pradesh – Special Cover

The Qutub Shahi Tombs is situated 2 km. from the Golconda Fort, the most reliable evidence of the Qutub Shahi architectural traditions. These exquisite structures and every arch, dome minarets, columns and gallery surrounded by landscaped gardens. Amidst landscape gardens known as Ibrahim Bagh, there are seven tombs dedicated to the memory of the former king of Golconda popular as Qutub Shahi Tombs. All the Qutub Shahi kings except Abdul Hassan Tana Shah who died in captivity in Daulatabad are buried here. This is the only palace in the world where one can see so many tombs in one place.

Date Of Cancellation:- 12.01.75.

Special Covers 1975