First Day Cover – Babu Banarsi Das – By India Post

First Day Cover – Babu Banarsi Das – By India Post

Date of Issue:-31.12.2013.

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Stamps of India – Babu Banarsi Das – By India Post

Stamps of India – Babu Banarsi Das – By India Post

Date of Issue:-31.12.2013.

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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 – (1) – Maharana Pratap – Udaipur – Rajasthan – Special Covers

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  (1) – Maharana Pratap –  Udaipur – Rajasthan – Special Covers

Maharana Pratap or Pratap Singh was a Hindu Rajput ruler of Mewar, a region in north-western India in the present day state of Rajasthan. He belonged to the Sisodiya clan of Rajputs. 

Maharana Pratap was born on May 9th 1540 in Kumbhalgarh, Rajasthan. His father was Maharana Udai Singh II and his mother was Rani Jeevant Kanwar. Maharana Udai Singh II ruled the kingdom of Mewar, with his capital at Chittor. Maharana Pratap was the eldest of twenty-five sons and hence given the title of Crown Prince. He was destined to be the 54th ruler of Mewar, in the line of the Sisodiya Rajputs.

The battle of Haldighati has gone down in the annals of Indian history as one which showcased the great valour of the Rajput troops led by their scion Rana Pratap. In 1576, The battle of Haldighati was fought with 20,000 Rajputs against a Mughal army of 80,000 men commanded by Raja Man Singh. The battle was fierce though indecisive, to the Mughal army’s astonishment. Maharana Pratap’s army was not defeated but Maharana Pratap was surrounded by Mughal soldiers. It is said that at this point, his estranged brother, Shakti Singh, appeared and saved the Rana’s life. Another casualty of this war was Maharana Pratap’s famous, and loyal, horse Chetak, who gave up his life trying to save his Maharana.

The cancellation depicts statue of Maharana Pratap.

Date of Cancellation:- 21.07.1973.

Contributed By:- Mr Sandeep Chaurasia, Gorakhpur

Maharana Pratap PMK

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (2) – Vidhana Soudha – Bangalore – Karnataka – Special Covers

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation –  (2) – Vidhana Soudha –  Bangalore – Karnataka – Special Covers

Vidhana Soudha is the largest legislature-cum-office building in the country. No other state capital in the country boasts of a comparable structure. Vidhana Soudha, a grand edifice of the Dravidian Style. is built almost entirely with the ‘Bangalore Granite’ excavated from the environs of Mallasandra and Hessaraghatta. The height of the building from the floor level to the top of the central dome is 150 ft.

The cancellation depicts Vidhana Soudha.

Date of Cancellation:- 05.01.1979.

Contributed By:- Mr Sandeep Chaurasia, Gorakhpur

Vidhana Soudha PMK

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Sabarimala – Ayyappa Temple – Kerala

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Sabarimala – Ayyappa Temple – Kerala

Sabarimala is believed to be the place where the Hindu God Ayyappan meditated after killing the powerful demoness, Mahishi. Ayyappan’s temple is situated here amidst 18 hills. The temple is situated on a hilltop at an altitude of 468 m. above mean sea level, and is surrounded by mountains and dense forests. Temples exist in each of the hills surrounding Sabarimala. Sabarimala is linked to Hindu pilgrimage, predominantly for men of all ages. The temple is open for worship only during the days of Mandalapooja (approximately November 15 to December 26), Makaravilakku (January 14- “Makara Sankranti”) and Vishu (April 14), and the first six days of each Malayalam month. The Holy eighteen steps that lead to the Ayyappa temple have been figuratively called Ponnu Pathinettampadi. Pathinettapadi (18 divine steps) to the sanctum sanctorium is divine in all aspects. The first three steps depict “Bhoomi, Agni, Vayoo & Akash”, 6 to 9 steps for Karmendriya, 10 to 15 for Jhanandriya, 16th for mind 17th Intelligence and 18th Jeevathma Bhava. Those who cross all these steps are believed to achieve “Punyadarshan”.

The cancellation depicts holy eighteen steps leading to the Sanctum Sanctorum of the temple.

Date Of Cancellation:- 25.12.80.

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation Sabarimala

New Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – India – Vaishno Devi B.O. (Katra) – J&K

New Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – India – Vaishno Devi B.O. (Katra) – J&K

Vaishno Devi Temple is near the town of Katra, Jammu and Kashmir; in the Reasi district in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It is one of the most revered places of worship in India. The shrine is at an altitude of 5300 feet and a distance of approximately 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) from Katra. About 8 million pilgrims (yatris) visit the temple every year and it is the second most visited religious shrine in India, after Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. The Sri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board maintains the shrine.

Old cancellation is discontinued.

Date Of Cancellation:- 09.11.2013.

Vaishano Devi Permanent Pictorial Cancellations

Special Cover – Mahashivratri – By India Post

Special Cover – Mahashivratri – By India Post

Kumbh Mela Prayag 2013

Date of Issue:- 10.03.2013.

Contributed By:- Mr Lawrence lyngdoh, Shilong

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Special Cover – Poonch Fort – By India Post

Special Cover – Poonch Fort – By India Post

Date of Issue:- 21.02.2013.

Contributed By:- Mr Lawrence lyngdoh, Shilong

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Special Cover – Chingus Fort – By India Post

Special Cover – Chingus Fort – By India Post

Date of Issue:- 21.02.2013.

Contributed By:- Mr Lawrence lyngdoh, Shilong

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