Pictorial Cancellation – Greetings From Department of Post on Rath Yatra

Pictorial Cancellation – Greetings From Department of Post on Rath Yatra

This pictorial cancellation was provided for 7 days from 29th June,2014 during the Rath Yatra in Cuttack.

Date Of Cancellation:-03.07.2014.

Rath Yatra Pictorial Cancellation

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Bekal Fort – Pallikere, Kerala

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Bekal Fort – Pallikere, Kerala

Pallikere is located in Kasaragod district. Pallikere has a shallow beach and provides a great view of the Bekal fort which is just a walking distance away. Large number of tourists visits this beach, enjoys its beauty and takes a pleasure bath in it.The Bekal Fort is the biggest fort in Kerala spreading over 40 acres and presents a beautiful scenery to the visitors. Some important features of this fort are the water-tank with its flight of steps, the tunnel opening towards the south, the magazine for keeping ammunition and the broad steps leading to the Observation Tower, which is a rarity. From there one has an ample view of towns in the vicinity like Kanhangad, Pallikkara, Bekal, Kottikkulam, Uduma etc.The Fort appears to have been built up from the sea since almost three fourths of its exterior is drenched and the waves continually stroke the citadel. The cancellation depicts Bekal Fort.

Date Of Cancellation:-23.02.83.

Bekal Fort Permanent Pictorial Cancellation

Commemorative Coins on St Alphonsa

Commemorative Coins on St Alphonsa – 23 Aug 2009.

The birth centenary celebrations of St. Alphonsa of Immaculate Conception formally got under way at Bharananganam, Kottayam, Kerala her last resting place, with Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee releasing commemorative coins on Sunday , 23 Aug 2009 at St Mary’s Church. The coins of Rs.100 and Rs.5 denominations bear her image on one side.

St. Alphonsa is the first woman saint of Indian origin in the Catholic Church. She was consecrated Saint by Pope Benedict XVI in Rome on October 12, 2008. The Franciscan nun had lived much of her life at a monastery at Bharananganam, near here, and was buried at the cemetery nearby.

First set of coins were presented to Bishop Joseph Pallickaparambil, former Bishop of Pala diocese of the Syro-Malabar Church. . The centenary celebrations will continue for the next one year.

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