My Stamp – Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya – By India Post
The Mahabodhi Temple Complex is one of the four holy sites related to the life of the Lord Buddha, and particularly to the attainment of Enlightenment. The first temple was built by Emperor Asoka in the 3rd century B.C., and the present temple dates from the 5th or 6th centuries. It is one of the earliest Buddhist temples built entirely in brick, still standing in India, from the late Gupta period.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Date Of Issue:-February 2016.
Bauddha Mahotsav-Presentation Pack-By India Post
The annual Baudha Mahotsav festival aims to propagate the message of Lord Buuddha and to creat awareness abouut India’s rich Buddhist heritage.The Department Of Posts issued a set of fourcommemorative stamps to mark the Maotsav on 21.02.2002.The stamps depicted the Mahabodhi temple of Bodhgaya, Gridhakuta hills of Rajgir, Dhamek stupa of Sarnath and the Mahaparinirvana temple of Kushinagar, all pilgrimage sites believed to be intimately linked to important events of Lord Buddha’s life.The stamps also carry pictures of prayers and festivities, in on attempt to capture the spirit of the Bauddha Mahotsav.
The pack is packed in special envelope by India Post and the back side of pack provides the techinical data, very attractive and scarced item.
Contributed by :MahenderKumar, Chikmangloor