Inaugural Day Cancellation – Sasan Gir Wild Life Sanctuary, Junagadh, Gujarat-Permanent Pictorial Post Mark

Sasan Gir Wild Life Sanctuary, Junagadh, Gujarat-Permanent Pictorial Post Mark

The Gir Forest National Park and Wildlife Sanctuary (also known as Sasan-Gir) is a forest and wildlife sanctuary in Gujarat. Established in 1965, with a total area of 1412 km² (about 258 km² for the fully protected area and 1153 km² for the Sanctuary), the park is located 65 km to the south-east of Junagadh and 60 km to south west of Amreli.

It is the sole home of the pure Asiatic Lions (Panthera leo persica) and is considered to be one of the most important protected areas in Asia due to its supported species. The ecosystem of Gir, with its diverse flora and fauna, is protected as a result of the efforts of the government forest department, wildlife activists and NGOs. The forest area of Gir and its lions were declared as “protected” in the early 1900s by the then Nawab of the princely state of Junagadh. The cancellation depicts lion.

This old Permanent Post Mark  was in existence till  19.04.95

Date Of cancellation:- 01.11.1975.

Sasangir Pictorial Cancellation Gujarat

Inaugural Day Cancellation – Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad – Vadodara – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation  – Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad  – Vadodara – Gujarat
Sayajirao Gaekwad III was the Maharaja of Baroda State from 1875 to 1939, and is notably remembered for reforming much of his state during his rule. On assuming the reins of government, some of his first tasks included education of his subjects, uplifting of the downtrodden, and judicial, agricultural and social reforms, . He played a key role in the development of Baroda’s textile industry, and his educational and social reforms included among others, a ban on child marriage, legislation of divorce, removal of untouchability, spread of education, development of Sanskrit, ideological studies and religious education as well as the encouragement of the fine arts. The cancellation depicts statue of Maharaja Sayaji Rao Gaekwad.
(Note: As the old cachet was worn out, new cachet was ordered by SSP, Vadodara West Division in year 2009 and new cachet was received by Vadodara Philatelic Bureau in November 2009)
Date of cancellation:-16.01.1989.
Permanene Pictorial Cancellation Gujarat

Inaugural Day Cancellation – Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Chamar Dharini – Vadodara – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) – Chamar Dharini – Vadodara – Gujarat

The cancellation depicts exquisite Jain bronze statue of Chaurie Bearer (Chamar Dharini) which was found in Akota area of Baroda and belong to 8th Century A.D. It is now exhibited in the Baroda Museum. Despite its small size, the figure has an aesthetically impressive form. The graceful figure stands in the three bedded (tribhanga) posture on a lotus pedestal symbolizing its importance in the pantheon. The urah suli or the necklace reveals the vintage of the statue as being of the 8th century A.D., its stylistic affiliations being in the directions of the Northern Pratihara idion.The cancellation has been introduced at Vadodara HO on 16.01.1989.

(Note: As the old cachet was worn out, new cachet was ordered by SSP, Vadodara East Division in year 2009 and new cachet was received by Vadodara Philatelic Bureau in October 2009)

Date of cancellation:-16.01.1989.

Gujarat permannet Pictorial Cancellation

 

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (1) – Srirangapatna – Karnataka

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  (1) – Srirangapatna – Tiruchirappalli – Karnataka

Srirangapatna is a town in Mandya district, located near the city of Mysore. It is of great religious, cultural and historic importance. The town takes its name from the celebrated Ranganathaswamy temple which dominates the town, making Srirangapattana one of the most important Vaishnavite centers of pilgrimage in south India.

The Gumbaz is a large mausoleum in the middle of an expansive garden that houses the cenotaphs of Tipu Sultan, his father Hyder Ali and mother Fakr-Un-Nisa. In fact Tipu Sultan built the Gumbaz as a fitting tribute to his heroic father.

It’s designed in the typical Persian style, with large rectangular garden with the pathways leading the central structure. The Gumbaz stands on an elevated platform at the center of the garden.

The cancellation depicts Gumbaz.

Date of Introduction  :- 20.10.1978.

SWrirangapatna 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 – (5) – Lothal Seal –Lothal Bhurkhi– Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  (5) – Lothal Seal –Lothal Bhurkhi– Gujarat

Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization, situated near the village of Saragwala of Dholka Taluka of Ahmedabad District. Lothal is a combination of two words Loth and (s)thal which means ‘mound of dead’ .  Lothal was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India in the year 1954 which unearthed many structural remains of Harappan town (Circa 2500-1900 BC). It is believed that the aryans came to this city in late 2400s B.C.E and by the time they came the city was destroyed due to floods apparently. The most fabulous antiquities of Lothal are beads, steatite seals with unicorn motif and inscription, terracotta sealing with an elephant motif, Persian Gulf type seal, gold necklace copper / bronze fish hooks, bangles, dish on stand, perforated jar, jar painted with the stories of thirsty crow and cunning fox, terracotta bull, horse, model boat, model of mummy, ivory scale and shell compass, chess dice, etc.

The cancellation depicts Seal with Unicorn Motif.

Date of Introduction  :- 17.12.1997.

Lothal Seal PMK

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (3) – Birth Place of Mahatma Gandhi – Porbandar – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  (3) – Birth Place of Mahatma Gandhi – Porbandar – Gujarat

Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi is situated at the end of Saurashtra and is a picturesque seaport on the Arabian Sea. Keerti Mandir is the memorial temple built in memory of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi located in city of Porbandar. It is a three storeyed ancestral house of Gandhiji where in the exact place where Putlibai, Gandhiji’s mother, had given birth to Gandhi, is marked with a ‘swastik’.

The Cancellation shows the house where Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born in Porbandar on 2nd October, 1869. This place is presently renamed as ” Keerti Mandir”.

Date of Introduction at Porbandar HO :- 18.04.1992.

Date of Cancellation now in scan :-09.09.09.

Porbandar Cancellation

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

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) – Chamar Dharini – Vadodara – Gujarat

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) – Chamar Dharini – Vadodara – Gujarat

The cancellation depicts exquisite Jain bronze statue of Chaurie Bearer (Chamar Dharini) which was found in Akota area of Baroda and belong to 8th Century A.D. It is now exhibited in the Baroda Museum. Despite its small size, the figure has an aesthetically impressive form. The graceful figure stands in the three bedded (tribhanga) posture on a lotus pedestal symbolizing its importance in the pantheon. The urah suli or the necklace reveals the vintage of the statue as being of the 8th century A.D., its stylistic affiliations being in the directions of the Northern Pratihara idion.The cancellation has been introduced at Vadodara HO on 16.01.1989.

(Note: As the old cachet was worn out, new cachet was ordered by SSP, Vadodara East Division in year 2009 and new cachet was received by Vadodara Philatelic Bureau in October 2009)

Date of cancellation:-01.01.1978.

Chamar Dharini Cancellation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chamar Dharni Cancellation

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) -Pictorial Postmark – Tirumala Temple – Tirupati – Andhra Pradesh

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation (2) -Pictorial Postmark – Tirumala Temple – Tirupati – Andhra Pradesh

Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple is a Hindu temple.Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural city in the Chittoor district. It is the largest city in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati is famous for the richest temple Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, located about 20 kilometres north west of Tirupati in the Tirumala hills. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the World, the temple draws millions of pilgrims and is the busiest pilgrimage centre in the world. There is no clear history on the origin of the temple of Lord Venkateshwara, but it was maintained and upgraded by various kingdoms. These include the Pallava Kingdom around 9th Century AD, Chola Kingdom around 10th century AD and the latest one being Vijayanagara Empire around 14th to 15th century AD. It was during the rule of Vijayanagara Empire that the temple received increased contributions. The cancellation depicts Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple Gopuram.

Date Of Introduction:- 14.10.1975.

Tirupati Cancellation