First Day Cover-Mahatma Gandhi and Nehru – Three different Cancellation from Porbandar, Anand Bhawan, Sevagram.
Homage to Gandhi & Nehru on 25th Anniversary of Independence.
Sevagram:- Sevagram is Hindi for “A village for service” and the name of a village in the state of Maharashtra, India. It was the was the place of Mohandas Gandhi’s ashram and his residence from 1936 to his death in 1948.
Porbandar:- Porbandar is a coastal city in the Indian state of Gujarat, perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi and Sudama.
Anand Bhawan:- The Anand Bhawan is a historic house museum in Allahabad , India focusing on the Nehru- Gandhi family. Mahatma Gandhi attended a Indian National Congress working committee meeting.
Date Of Issue:-15.08.1973.
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 – (3) – Birth Place of Mahatma Gandhi – Porbandar – Gujarat
Porbandar, the birthplace of Mahatma Gandhi is situated at the end of Saurashtra and is a picturesque seaport on the Arabian Sea. Keerti Mandir is the memorial temple built in memory of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi located in city of Porbandar. It is a three storeyed ancestral house of Gandhiji where in the exact place where Putlibai, Gandhiji’s mother, had given birth to Gandhi, is marked with a ‘swastik’.
The Cancellation shows the house where Shri Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (Mahatma Gandhi) was born in Porbandar on 2nd October, 1869. This place is presently renamed as ” Keerti Mandir”.
Date of Introduction at Porbandar HO :- 18.04.1992.
Date of Cancellation now in scan :-09.09.09.