Special Cover – Paltinum Jubilee – 75th Tear Of Patna Women's College – By India Post

Special Cover –  Paltinum Jubilee – 75th Tear Of Patna Women’s College –  By India Post

Date Of Issue:-07.09.2014.

Special Cover 2014

Special Cover – Centenary Celebration Of Swami Satchidananda – By India Post

Special Cover – Centenary Celebration Of  Swami Satchidananda – By India Post

Date Of Issue:- 22.12.2014.

Contributed By:- Mr Ankit Agrawal, Pune

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Swami Special Cover 2014

 

Special cover – Quasquibicentennial Celebration – St. Thomas School, Kolkata – By India Post

Special cover – Quasquibicentennial Celebration – St. Thomas School Kolkata – By India Post
Date Of Issue:-21.12.2014.
St. Thomas’ founded in the year 1789 for the English Speaking community of Calcutta, is the oldest School in West Bengal and the second oldest in India.St. Thomas’ School, although Christian in character, provides education for girls and boys of other religion denomination, caste and creeds.

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Contributed By:- Mr Suresh Rao, Bangalore
Kolkata Specia Cover 2014

Special Cover – Vajra Mushti – By India Post

Special Cover – Vajra Mushti – By India Post

Vajra-musti (“thunder fist” or “diamond fist”) refers to a knuckleduster-like weapon and also a form of Indian wrestling in which the weapon is employed. The weapon is sometimes called Indra-mukti which means Indra’s fist.

The vajramusti is usually made of ivory or buffalo horn. Its appearance is that of a knuckleduster, slightly pointed at the sides and with small spikes at the knuckles. The variation used for warfare had long blades protruding from each end, and an elaborate bladed knuckle.

The first literary mention of vajra-musti comes from the Manasollasa of the Chalukya king Someswara III (1124–1138), although it has been conjectured to have existed since as early as the Maurya dynasty. Matches were patronized by royalty and wrestlers thus became held in high regard. Vajra-musti and its unarmed counterpart malla-yuddha were practiced by the Jyeṣṭīmalla (“The most excellent wrestlers”), a jāti of Krishna-worshipping Modha Brahmins first mentioned in the 12th century. The Jyesti clan trained specifically in malla-yuddha and vajra-musti. The Malla Purana is a Kula Purana associated with the Jyesti sub-caste, and is thought to date back to the 13th century. It describes the wrestlers’ diet, the preparation of the arena, and the various exercises used. By the 16th century, the Jyestimalla were synonymous with fighting, renowned athletes and professional fighters who would act as bodyguards for the rich.

Vajra-musti matches are still held during the annual Mysore Dasara festival, a tradition dating back to the Wadiyar dynasty in 1610. Unlike the bloody matches of old, modern combatants use knuckle-dusters with blunt studs. The fight ends immediately after first blood is drawn, and the referee’s verdict is seldom questioned. On the rare occasion when the decision is disputed, the loser or his guru can appeal to the judge’s panel. The umpire and the judges are normally former wrestlers with decades of experience.

The cover presented here bears the autograph of Dr.Sarvamangala Shankar, VC of Gangubhai Hangal Music & Performing arts University,Mysore; Ms. Veena R Srinivas, Post Master General (BD), Karnataka Circle, Bangalore, Ms.Arundi Anurag, Post Master General, South Karnataka Region, Bangalore, Ms.Veena, Director, PTC, Mysore.

Contributed By:- From the collection of Mr Viswas Menon

Date Of Issue:- 25.09.2014.

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Chamundipex Vajra Mushti Fight

Special Cover – Centenary Of Karanji Mansion – By India Post

Special Cover – Centenary Of  Karanji Mansion  – By India Post

The special cover depicts the Karanji Mansion which houses the Postal Training Center.

The royal family of Mysore Maharajas started constructing the Karanji Manison in 1902 and completed it in 1914. This palatial building was the built for Krishnarajammanniyavaru, the second Maharajakumari (second sister of the Maharaja) at a cost of Rs.4.29 lakhs.
It was purchased by the Department of post for Rs.24 lakhs on 20th August 1964 from Smt.Rajkumari L Desarj Urs, widow of late Col. Rajkumar C Desaraj Urs and Rakjkumar Prithviraj Urs son of late Col. Rajkumar C Desaraj Urs.
The Postal Training center (PTC) is functioning in this building since 20th April 1965.
The PTC has carved a niche in the map of Postal Training Centers of India by catering to the needs of all Southern states of India. It is also conducting training in System Administration and other computer based training for all postal circles of the country. The building has a remarkable elevation, highly ornate features and embellishments, a variety of cusped arches, stone hewn balconies, lotus bases, stone columns, brackets, parapet merinos etc. The architecture is a rich mix of Saracenic, Hindu and even a touch of Rajastani elements.
It is located on a small hillock at the center of 38 acres of landscaped gardens.

Contributed By:- From the collection of Mr Viswas Menon

Date Of Issue:- 25.09.2014.

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Chamundipex Karanji Mansion 100 years

Special Cover – Bewoor Building (Mysore Head Post Office) 75 years Platinum Jubilee – By India Post

Special Cover – Bewoor Building (Mysore Head Post Office)  75 years Platinum Jubilee – By India Post

Bewoor Building, housing the Mysore Head Post Office, at Nehru Circle celebrated  Platinum Jubilee (75 years) on 24th September 2014.

The two-storey heritage building has been named after Gurunath Venkatesha Bewoor, who was the first Director-General of Post and Telegraph Department in 1934. The Bewoor Building was owned by the ex-princely State of Mysore. The building was constructed by the then State government as per the report given by the Director-General of Post and Telegraph Department, Government of India, New Delhi, in 1937. The Head Post Office started functioning in the building from March 1, 1940. The building is now in its 75th year of existence.

The cover presented here bears the autograph of Sri M S Ramanjuan, Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka Circle, Bangalore, who released the cover on 24th September 2014 on the occasion of Chamundipex 2014 Philately Exhibition at

Contributed By:- From the collection of Mr Viswas Menon

Date Of Issue:- 24.09.2014.

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Special Cover – Royal Darbar of Srikanatadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar at Amba Vilas (Mysore Palace) 1953-2013 – By India Post

Special Cover – Royal Darbar of Srikanatadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar at Amba Vilas (Mysore Palace) 1953-2013 – By India Post

The special cover depicts Srikanatadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar ascending the golden throne of Mysore in traditional attire amidst the ancient practice of announcing the arrival of the king to the court. After ascending the throne, the king used to receive tributes from the courtiers and other members of the royal family at the private durbar, marking the symbolic and ceremonial beginning of the Dasara festivities. This year however, this darbar was held in a symbolic manner by keeping the Royal sword on the throne as the royal family is in mourning.

The cover was released by Her Highness Shrimathi Pramoda Devi Wadiyar at Posta Training Center, Nazarbad, Mysore on 24th September on the occasion of Chamundipex 2014. Sri M.S.Ramanujam, Chief Postmaster General. Karnataka Circle, Bangalore presided over the function.

The cover presented here bears the autograph of Her Highness Shrimathi Pramoda Devi Wadiyar.

It depicts Wadiyar ascending the golden throne in traditional attire amid the ancient practice of announcing the arrival of the king to the court.

It may be mentioned here that the late Wadiyar, who passed away in December 2013, used to symbolically ascend the golden throne estimated to be more than 4,000 years old and weighing around 450 kg, as part of the private durbar held at the Amba Vilas Palace. He used to receive tributes from courtiers and other members of the royal family during the private durbar, which marks the ceremonial beginning of the Dasara celebrations at the palace.

This year, however, the royal sword will be placed on the throne.

By bringing out the special cover, Wadiyar has become culturally intertwined with contemporary Indian history, said Chief Postmaster General, Karnataka circle, M.S. Ramanujam.

“This tradition was inherited from the Vijayanagar kings — it was adopted by Raja Wadiyar, who ascended the throne in 1610.

The tradition continues to this day, lending a royal touch to make the Mysore Dasara more alluring,” the Department of Posts said in a press release.

The special cover on the royal durbar was sponsored by Shivanna S., former government pleader, Mysore district, who is also the Zonal Chairperson of Dist 317A of Lions Club International.
Contributed By:- From the collection of Mr Viswas Menon

Date Of Issue:- 24.09.2014.

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Special Cover – “81st year of Lalbaugcha Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal” – By India Post

Special Cover – “81st year of Lalbaugcha Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal” – By India Post

Date Of Issue:- 29.08.2014.

Contributed By:- Zoya Mendonca,Bandra, Mumbai

Mumbai Spl Cvr 2014

Readers Desk – Wrong Picture On Gandhi Ji Cover Of Chattisgarh Circle

Enclosed is an image of special cover released by Chhattisgarh postal circle in July 2014.
The special cover is titled ‘Bapu: Centenary of start of Journey to India'(18 July 1914 – 18 July 2014).

★Defect (1)- The picture depicted on left side of the special cover is not of 18 July 1914.
This picture is of 1931 when Gandhi ji was boarding on ship S S Rajputana for his journey to England for Golmez conference.
It is apparent that proper verification was not done by the concerned CPMG before the approval of the special cover.
Such misrepresentation of facts is condemnable.
This is clear cut contempt of father of the nation.
A person having slightest of common sense can easily point out that Gandhi at the age of 45(in 1914) did not look so old as depicted on the special cover.

★Defect (2)- The cancellation of this special cover doesn’t specify the date of release. No one can ascertain the date of release from the cancellation.

A court case has been lodged in this regard on 25 August 2014.
The court considered the matter as extremely urgent and  scheduled the hearing on 27 August 2014.

Contributed By:- Mr Vijay Kumar Jain, Jaipur

Chattisgarh Spl Cvr

Gandhiji Image

Special Cover – Ancient Site Of Khandagiri &Udayagiri – By India Post

Special Cover – Ancient Site Of Khandagiri &Udayagiri – By India Post

Date Of Issue:-22.08.2014.

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