Stamps on Easter

Stamps on Easter

Indian Stamp Ghar extends Easter Sunday Greetings to all its readers across the Globe being celebrated today.

Easter  is a Christian feast and Holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Cavalry  as described in New Testament. Easter is preceded by Lent , a forty day period of Fasting ,prayer and Penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week and it contains Maundy Thursday  commemorating Maundy and the Last Supper as well as Good Friday commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus. Easter is followed by a fifty day period called Easteride or the Easter season ending with Pentecost Sunday . The festival is reffered to in Western Christianity by a varierty of  names like Easter Day, Easter Sunday ,Resurrection Day and Resurrection Sunday. Easter Eggs is a speciality of this day.

Some stamps issued to mark Easter are shown below.

First Day Cover with M/S – 800th Urs , Dargah Sharif , Ajmer – By India Post

First Day Cover with M/S– 800th Urs , Dargah Sharif , Ajmer – By India Post

‘Dargah Sharif’ or ‘Holy Dargah’ is one of the most sacred Muslim shrines in the country. Venerated by both Hindus and Muslims, it is the tomb of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, a Sufi saint who came from Persia and devoted his life to the service and upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. The Dargah has a massive gate with silver doors built in several stages. Revered by the Mughal rulers, it has touches of Humayun to Shah Jahan in its structural architecture. A silver railing and a marble screen surround the actual tomb of the saint, made of marble with a gold plated dome.

Every year Urs is held here for six days in his remembrance. It is said that when he was 114 years old, the saint locked himself in a room for six days to pray and left his mortal body in solitude. Several thousand devotees throng to this place during this time of the year and food is cooked in huge cauldrons and served to the devotees. The surprising part is that the people serve the food while standing inside the scalding hot food in the cauldrons. These cauldrons are said to be offered by Emperor Akbar when the saint blessed him with an heir for the throne.

This year 800th Urs at  Dargah Sharif is being celebrated.

Date Of Issue:- 27.05.2012.

2012 Indian Stamps  At a Glance, Click on below link:-

https://www.indianstampghar.com/indian-stamps-2012/

2011 Indian Stamps  At a Glance, Click on below link:-

https://www.indianstampghar.com/indian-stamps-2011/

First Day Cover – 800th Urs , Dargah Sharif , Ajmer – By India Post

First Day Cover – 800th Urs , Dargah Sharif , Ajmer – By India Post

‘Dargah Sharif’ or ‘Holy Dargah’ is one of the most sacred Muslim shrines in the country. Venerated by both Hindus and Muslims, it is the tomb of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, a Sufi saint who came from Persia and devoted his life to the service and upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. The Dargah has a massive gate with silver doors built in several stages. Revered by the Mughal rulers, it has touches of Humayun to Shah Jahan in its structural architecture. A silver railing and a marble screen surround the actual tomb of the saint, made of marble with a gold plated dome.

Every year Urs is held here for six days in his remembrance. It is said that when he was 114 years old, the saint locked himself in a room for six days to pray and left his mortal body in solitude. Several thousand devotees throng to this place during this time of the year and food is cooked in huge cauldrons and served to the devotees. The surprising part is that the people serve the food while standing inside the scalding hot food in the cauldrons. These cauldrons are said to be offered by Emperor Akbar when the saint blessed him with an heir for the throne.

This year 800th Urs at  Dargah Sharif is being celebrated.

Date Of Issue:- 27.05.2012.

2012 Indian Stamps  At a Glance, Click on below link:-

https://www.indianstampghar.com/indian-stamps-2012/

2011 Indian Stamps  At a Glance, Click on below link:-

https://www.indianstampghar.com/indian-stamps-2011/

Miniature Sheet – 800th URS DARGAH SHARIF, AJMER – By India Post

Miniature Sheet – 800th  URS DARGAH SHARIF, AJMER – By India Post

‘Dargah Sharif’ or ‘Holy Dargah’ is one of the most sacred Muslim shrines in the country. Venerated by both Hindus and Muslims, it is the tomb of Khwaja Moin-ud-din Chisti, a Sufi saint who came from Persia and devoted his life to the service and upliftment of the poor and downtrodden. The Dargah has a massive gate with silver doors built in several stages. Revered by the Mughal rulers, it has touches of Humayun to Shah Jahan in its structural architecture. A silver railing and a marble screen surround the actual tomb of the saint, made of marble with a gold plated dome.

Every year Urs is held here for six days in his remembrance. It is said that when he was 114 years old, the saint locked himself in a room for six days to pray and left his mortal body in solitude. Several thousand devotees throng to this place during this time of the year and food is cooked in huge cauldrons and served to the devotees. The surprising part is that the people serve the food while standing inside the scalding hot food in the cauldrons. These cauldrons are said to be offered by Emperor Akbar when the saint blessed him with an heir for the throne.

This year 800th Urs at  Dargah Sharif is being celebrated.

Date Of Issue:- 27.05.2012.

Indian Miniature Sheet At a Glance, Click on  link below:-

https://www.indianstampghar.com/miniature-sheet/

2012 Indian Stamps  At a Glance, Click on below link:-

https://www.indianstampghar.com/indian-stamps-2012/

2011 Indian Stamps  At a Glance, Click on below link:-

https://www.indianstampghar.com/indian-stamps-2011/

Stamps on Jainism – Nepal

Stamps on Jainism – Nepal

Nepal issued this stamp on 6th April 2006 to commemorate Silver Jubilee of World Hindu Federation. This stamp depicts JAIN PRATIKA (symbol) which was adopted by all the Jain sects during 2500th Nirwan Anniversary of Bhagwan Mahaveer in the year 1974. The outer line of the symbol denotes the TRILOK (three worlds). The palm denotes the fearlessness and forgiveness. The wheel is Dharma Chakra in the centre of which word AHIMSA (non-violence) is written. Swastik denotes prosperity on which three dots are the characters of human being- SAMYAK DARSHAN (right belief), SAMYAK GYAN (right knowledge) and SAMYAK CHARITRA (right conduct). The crescent denotes the SIDDHA BHOOMI and the upper dot denotes the SIDDHA, In the bottom a Sanskrit phrase ” PARASPAROPAGRAHO JIVANAM” is written which means all the human beings help each other.

Mahavir Jayanti 2012 – A Philatelic Insight

Mahavir Jayanti 2012 – A Philatelic Insight

Indian Stamp Ghar extends greetings & wishes to all its readers across the World on the occasion of Mahavir Jayanti .

It is also important to note that like all other religions, Jainism which teaches non-violence is also depicted on stamps and items of philately. The first stamp to honour Jainism was issued in India by Saurashtra State before independence of India on 18 October, 1929. This 3 pies stamp bears a view of Girnar Hills where the 22nd Tirthankar Neminath Bhagwan had attained Nirvana. The Indian Government during British Raj on 6 May, 1935 issued the first stamp on Jainism depicting Sheetalnath Temple of Kolkata which was constructed in 1868. Thereafter India has issued various stamps on Jainism including those honouring the famous Jain personalities.