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.