The festival of Raksha Bandhan is dedicated to the love and affection shared between a brother and a sister. On this day, sisters pray for long life of their brothers and ask God to bless them with his blessings. Brothers, in turn, give them rakhi gifts and promise to care life long.
Rakhi is basically a sacred thread of protection embellished with the love and affection of a sister for her brother. This day is also known as Raksha Bandhan and celebrated on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Shravana in India. This frail of thread of Rakhi is considered as stronger than iron chains as it binds the most beautiful relationship in an inseparable bond of love and trust.
Rakhi Envelopes have been Issued By Indian Post in July 2010 to mark this festival. These Are DuPont Tyvek Envelopes. Cost Rs 5 each.
A Special Cover released to commemorates the commencement of the Golden Jubilee of the movement in India that is highlighted by the installation of the Most Worshipful Grandmaster Dr. Balaram Biswakumar, a leading neurologist of Chennai by Justice Devider Gupta, the outgoing Grandmaster on 21st November 2009, with the approval of the Chief Postmaster General, Tamil Nadu Circle.
The Grand Lodge of India is part of the worldwide movement of Freemasonry which is a group of men banding together in the bonds of brotherly love ad affection. Freemasonry organizes charitable work within its membership and for society at large.
In India charitable work covers running of hospitals, vocational training centres, Schools and so on, it gets the benefit of volunteer participation of several eminent professionals from all walks of life.
Pictorial Cancellations – India – Inaugural Cover
The Inaugural cover of Pictorial Cancellation on Perur ,Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) dated 03 Feb 1976. Cover illustration shows Perur Patteeswarar Temple.
Perur is a neighbourhood located on western side of Coimbatore.
Perur is very famous for its very old Perur Pateeswarar Temple (Siva
Temple). The temple was built by Karikala cholan. Other than this
temple there are numerous other temples and many wedding halls.
Just 500 m away from the main temple is the bank of Noyyal river.
People arrive here round the year to perform the rituals of deceased
people. The cancellation depicts famous Patteeswarar temple