Special Cover – Ter-Centenary Martyrdom Of Baba Banda Singh Bahadur – By India Post
Banda’s original name was Lachhman Dev. He was born in October-November 1670, four years after the birth of Guru Gobind singh. Great General as well as architect of the first Sikh Empire in Punjab. He was a Rajput cultivator. By the time he was just turned 20, his astonishing mind was set on its task. He had a reputation of being a great hunter. One day he killed a doe which immediately delivered itself of two cubs which expired in his presence. The sight shocked him. He renounced worldly life and became a bairagi sadhu or a wandering hermit and ultimately settled at Nander on the banks of river Godavari in Maharashtra. He won great fame as a sorcerer under the name of Madhodas and commanded thousands of followers.
Incredible India – Picture Post Card – A Sikh, Sikhism – By India Post
A Sikh is a follower of Sikhism, a monotheistic religion which originated during the 15th century in the Punjab region of India. The term “Sikh” has its origin in the Sanskrit words ‘sisya’ (disciple, student0 or ‘siksha’.
Incredible India – Picture Post Card – Golden Temple, Harmandir Sahib – By India Post
The Golden Temple is in Amritsar, located in Northern Punjab, India. It is the central gurdwara or worship place, for all Sikhs in the world. Its proper name is Harmandir , which means “Temple of God” and is respectfully referred to as Darbar Sahib(meaning “court of the Lord”). Darbar Harmandir Sahib is popularly known as the Golden Temple because of its unique features.
Special Cover – Punjab Day – Anandpur Sahib – By India Post
Anandpur Sahib is a city in Rupnagar district in the state of Punjab, India. Known as “the holy City of Bliss,” it is a holy city of the Sikhs and is one of their most important sacred places.
Cancellation depicts Gurdwara of Baba Atal near Golden Temple. Built some two centuries ago, the Baba Atal Gurdwara is a touching commemoration of the young life of Baba Atal Rai, the son of Guru Hargobind. Its nine storeys echo his nine years of life before his death in 1628.
Date of Issue:-04.09.1977.
Contributed By:- Mr Gauresh Mehra, Bangalore
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