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 – Special Cover – Inauguration of Pictorial Post Mark – Rail Nilayam – Andhra Pradesh – By India Post
Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad, is the Land Mark Building, housing Zonal Head Quarter Office of South Central Railway was inaugurated with ground floor to third floor in the year 1968 and fully completed in the year 1972.
Cancellation:- The cancellation design depicts Railway Engine.
Date Of Introduction:-11.02.976.
Contributed By:- Mr Sushil Mehra, Bangalore
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Permanent Pictorial cancellation – Special Cover – Head Post Office , Chittorgarh – Rajasthan – By India Post
Chittorgarh is a former capital of the Sisodia clans of Rajputs of Mewar. The city of Chittorgarh is located on the banks of river Gambhiri and Berach. The district was bifurcated and a new district namely Pratap Garh was created with certain portion taken from Udaipur district in the newly created district of Pratap Garh. Fiercely independent, the fort of Chittor was under siege thrice and each time they fought bravely and thrice Jauhar was committed by the ladies and children, first led by Rani Padmini, and later by Rani Karnavati. The famous warriors Gora and Badal, in the war against Allaudin Khalji (1303 AD), have become legendary. The sacrifice of Jaimal and Phata in the war against the Mughals (1568 AD) was so great that the Mughal Emperor Akbar installed their statues in the fort of Agra. It has also been land of worship for Meera. Chittorgarh is home to the Chittorgarh Fort, the largest fort in Asia. Other attractions are Kalika Mata temple, Kirti Stambh, Rana Kumbha’s Palace, Rani Padmini’s Palace, Ratan Singh Palace, Vijay Stambh etc. Vijay Stambh, is a huge nine storey tower which was built by Maharana Kumbha to commemorate his victory over the Muslim rulers of Malwa and Gujarat in 1440. The tower is 122 ft high and stands on a 10 ft high base. There are sculptures and carvings on the exterior walls of the tower.
Cancellation:- Vijay Stambh
Date Of Introduction:-15.12.1980.
Contributed By:- Mr Sushil Mehra, Bangalore
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Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Symbols of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother– Pondicherry
A permanent pictorial cancellation was introduced at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry on 15th August 2013, to mark the birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo.
Meaning of Symbol of Sri Aurobindo: The descending triangle represents Sat-Chit-Ananda. The ascending triangle represents the aspiring answer from matter under the form of life, light and love. The junction of both – the central square – is the perfect manifestation having at its centre the Avatar of the Supreme – the lotus. The water – inside the square – represents the multiplicity, the creation.
Meaning of Symbol of The mother: The central circle represents the Divine Consciousness. The four petals represent the four powers of the Mother. The twelve petals represent the twelve powers of the Mother manifested for Her work.
The design of the cancellation is based on the symbols of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.
Date of Introduction :- 15.08.2013.
Date of Cancellation now in scan :-11.11.13.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Dolphin’s Nose Light House – Visakhapatnam – Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam is a coastal, port city, often called “The Jewel of The East Coast” situated in the Andhra Pradesh. The city was named after Visakha, the Hindu god of valour. It is nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of Bengal on the east. Visakhapatnam is protected from the sea on the south by Dolphin’s Nose Hill. Dolphin’s Nose is the most prominent and unforgettable landmark in Visakhapatnam. It is a single and massive hillock of more than 350 mts height, resembles the Dolphin nose hence the name. It protects the Visakhapatnam Harbour as well as the Head Quarters of Eastern Naval Command. Visakhapatnam Port Trust’s, Light House is situated on top of the hill and guides the approaching ships to Visakhapatnam. The cancellation depicts Dolphin’s Nose Light House of Visakhapatnam.
date Of Cancellation:-10.04.82.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (1) – Srirangapatna – Tiruchirappalli – Karnataka
Srirangapatna is a town in Mandya district, located near the city of Mysore. It is of great religious, cultural and historic importance. The town takes its name from the celebrated Ranganathaswamy temple which dominates the town, making Srirangapattana one of the most important Vaishnavite centers of pilgrimage in south India.
The Gumbaz is a large mausoleum in the middle of an expansive garden that houses the cenotaphs of Tipu Sultan, his father Hyder Ali and mother Fakr-Un-Nisa. In fact Tipu Sultan built the Gumbaz as a fitting tribute to his heroic father.
It’s designed in the typical Persian style, with large rectangular garden with the pathways leading the central structure. The Gumbaz stands on an elevated platform at the center of the garden.
The cancellation depicts Gumbaz.
Date of Introduction :- 20.10.1978.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (8) – Rock Fort Temple – Tiruchirappalli – Tamilnadu
Tiruchirappalli is also called Tiruchi or Trichy. Begun in 600 CE by kings of the Chola dynasty, the Shiva temple is located in a gargantuan 274-foot-high rock that is visible for miles around. Much of it was built by the Nayak kings in the 16-17th centuries. There are 417 steps to the top and great panoramic views from there. At its summit, a height of 83 meters, is the 2 storied Rock Fort Temple built by the Pallavas and rebuilt by the Nayaks.
The fort is really a complex where you can visit 3 more temples built in different eras over the course of time; Manikka Vinayakar temple at the foot of the hill, dedicated to Lord Ganesha, at the top of the hill the Ucchi Pillayar temple and the Taayumaanavar Koyil Shivastalam, a rock cut temple dedicated to Taayumaanavar, a Nayak era saint.
The cancellation depicts Rock fort temple.
Date of Introduction :- 17.12.1974.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – (5) – Lothal Seal –Lothal Bhurkhi– Gujarat
Lothal is one of the most prominent cities of the ancient Indus valley civilization, situated near the village of Saragwala of Dholka Taluka of Ahmedabad District. Lothal is a combination of two words Loth and (s)thal which means ‘mound of dead’ . Lothal was excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India in the year 1954 which unearthed many structural remains of Harappan town (Circa 2500-1900 BC). It is believed that the aryans came to this city in late 2400s B.C.E and by the time they came the city was destroyed due to floods apparently. The most fabulous antiquities of Lothal are beads, steatite seals with unicorn motif and inscription, terracotta sealing with an elephant motif, Persian Gulf type seal, gold necklace copper / bronze fish hooks, bangles, dish on stand, perforated jar, jar painted with the stories of thirsty crow and cunning fox, terracotta bull, horse, model boat, model of mummy, ivory scale and shell compass, chess dice, etc.
The cancellation depicts Seal with Unicorn Motif.
Date of Introduction :- 17.12.1997.
Permanent Pictorial Cancellation – Temple of Goddess Amba – India – Maharashtra State
Amravati is the seventh most populous metropolitan area in Maharashtra. Among the historical landmarks in the city are the temples of Amba, Shri Krishna and Shri Venkateshwara.
Ambadevi Temple is situated at the heart of the city of Amaravati. The presiding deity is Amba Devi (Goddess of Shakti). There’s a legend that when Lord Krishna ran away with Goddess Rukhamini from her wedding ceremony, he used a tunnel laying from Ambadevi temple to Koundinyapur (another spiritual place near Amravati). This tunnel is still in existence but is now closed. Many research teams over the years have tried to estimate the length of the tunnel but their efforts have been in vain. The cancellation depicts Temple of Goddess Amba.
Date Of cancellation:-28.02.1976
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.