Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Cuttack – Odisha
Permanent pictorial cancellation being provided at Cuttack. Cuttack is a thousand year old city and the cultural capital of Odisha.
The cancellation is adopted from Odishi dance.
Date of Cancellation:-30.06.201.
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.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Arabian sea Octopus at Marine National Park – Jamnagar – Gujarat
162.89 Square Kilometers of Marine National Park and 457.92 Square Kilometers of Marine Sanctury in the Gulf of Kutch at Jamnagar offers exotic sightings for people willing to go on adventure trip.
In the Gulf of Kutch, 42 islands sit like little gems in the Arabian Sea. Fringed by coral reefs, sandy beaches and mangrove swamps, these islands are a treasure-trove of marine species and a paradise for birdwatchers.
One can see, octopus, jelly fish, star fish, colourful corals, exotic marine flowering plants, puffer fish, sea horse, huge green sea turtles, lobsters, dolphins, etc.
The cancellation depicts an Arabian sea Octopus found in Narara and Pirotan Islands.
Date Of Cancellation:-01.11.2013.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Aayi Mandapam – Pondicherry
Aayi Mandapam, also known as the Park Monument, is one of the attractive monument in Pondicherry situated at the midst of picturesque Government Park (Bharathi Park). Built in the 16th century during the period of Napoleon III in France and is named after a renowned courtesan named Aayi.
Local folk stories claim that Aayi destroyed her home and built a water tank in its place, to assuage a king who thought that her candle-lit house is a sacred place, by mistake. This water tank was very much helpful and served to bring water from town for the use of French engineers.
The cancellation depicts park monument.
Date Of Cancellation:-28.10.2013.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Palitana, Jain Temples – Gujarat
Palitana is a city in Bhavnagar district, and located 50 km southwest of Bhavnagar city and is a major pilgrimage centre for Jains. The Palitana temples and whole mountain are considered the most sacred pilgrimage place (tirtha) by the Jain community, and is the world’s largest Temple Complex.
It is said all the Jain Tirthankars, excepting Neminath, had attained nirvan on Shatrunjay Hill. This fact adds to the veneration the devout have for the place. The place is therefore called Siddhakshetra where one attains moksh.The mountain is associated with Rishabhdev, the first Tirthankar who is also known as Adinath.
The main temple at the top contains his idol in padmasan. He belonged to the Ikshvaku Dynasty of Ayodhya. So Rama was his ancestor. Adinath visited the Shatrunjay Hill 93 times.
The temple chain starts with the shrine constructed by Babu Dhanpatsinh of Murshidabad at the foot of the hill. The pilgrims have to ascend 3745 steps to reach the 1800 feet hill. It takes between one-and-a-half to two-and-a-half hours to reach the summit.
“Siddha Chakra” is a symbol of Jainism and the cancellation depicts “Siddha Chakra”.
Date Of Cancellation:-23.09.2013.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Saputara Hill Station – Gujarat
Saputara is a hill station situated at a height of 2800 feet in the Dang District in Gujarat State on the border of Gujarat with Maharashtra. It has a very rich flora and has unparalleled scenic beauty.
The place is rich in its bio-diversity and natural relics. It includes in itself many panoramic natural landscape views and rich heritage of its folklore and tradition of the native ‘Dangi’.
It has been developed as a planned hill resort with all necessary amenities such as hotels, parks, swimming pool, boat club, theatres and a museum to ensure an enjoyable holiday in the cool of the hills.
The cancellation design portrays a musical instrument used by the local tribes during Holi festival, marriages and other social events.
Date Of Cancellation:-01.10.2013.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (6) – The College of Arts, Osmania University – Andhra Pradesh – Special Covers
H.E.H. Nizam VII, laid the foundation stone for the Arts College building on 5th July, 1934 and it was declared open by him on 4th December 1939.
The building in Pinkish granite stone represents a harmonious blend of the pillar and lintel style of Ajanta and Ellora. The arches of the building are of Indo-Saracenic tradition. The building is one of the heritage structures in Hyderabad. The diamond jubilee of the college building was celebrated in December 1999.
The Osmania University is a public state university located in Hyderabad. It was established and named after the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It is the first Indian university to have Urdu as a medium of instruction. The Osmania University is one of the largest university systems in the subcontinent with over 300,000 students on its campuses and affiliated colleges. It is particularly known for its faculty of Engineering and Technology, Law, Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Management departments. The College of Arts, one of the top 15 in the country, is an architectural heritage structure similar to College of Sultan Hassan in Cairo, Egypt.
The cancellation depicts :-The College of Arts.
Date of Cancellation:- 11.10.1976.
Contributed By:- Mr Sandeep Chaurasia, Gorakhpur
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Thekkady – Kerala
Thekkady in Kerala State , India ‘s largest wildlife sanctuary is a dream destination for any tourist visiting India . The 120 years old ‘Surki’ dam built across Peryiar, Poorna in Vedic parlance, is a major tourist attraction. This sanctuary is spread over an area of 777 Sq.Kms, surrounded by an artificial lake over an area of 25 Sq.Kms. The Country’s sole Tiger reserve, Thekkady, with its bountiful treasures of tropical flora and fauna is the ultimate reservoir of many an endangered species and a rich tribal culture. Thekkady is a pleasant heaven on earth for those who love nature in its wild manifestations.
The greatest attraction of Periyar are the herds of wild elephants that come down to play in the lake.
The cancellation depicts sketch of wild elephant.
Date of Cancellation:-11.10.1975.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Solar Observatory – Kodaikanal – Tamilnadu
The Kodaikanal Solar Observatory is an solar observatory owned and operated by Indian Institute of Astrophysics. It is located on the southern tip of the Palni Hills 4 km from Kodaikanal town, Dindigul district, Tamilnadu state, South India.
The Evershed effect was first detected at this observatory in January 1909. Solar data collected by the lab is the oldest continuous series of its kind in India. Precise observations of the equatorial electrojet are made here due to the unique geographic location of Kodaikanal. The cancellation depicts view of Obseervatory.
Date Of Cancellation:-23.09.2013.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Kempe Gowda Tower (Lal Bagh Rock) – Basavanagudi – Karnataka
Bangalore is nearly 500 years old and has grown from a small time settlement when Kempe Gowda, the architect of Bangalore, built a mud fort in 1537 and his son marked the city boundaries by erecting four watch towers. These four towers credited to have founded Bangalore, are in Kempambudhi tank, Mekhri Circle, Lalbagh, and Ulsoor. Kempe Gowda Tower near Lalbagh tank in Lalbagh at the end of Double Road – is on top of a hillock in lalbagh is the most visited among all the towers. From here you can actually seeing the Bangalore Skyline. The tower is on a rock which is very ancient and believed to be 3,000 million years old according to Geological survey of India. “The Lalbagh rock is called the pillow or bubble rock which was formed nearly 3,000 million years ago when a single bubble of lava settled there,”
Date of Cancellation:-23.07.2013.