Error & Varieties-Sri Lanka-Kandyan Drummer

Error & Varieties-Sri Lanka-Kandyan Drummer

Perforation Shifted Up, Denomination Cut.

Kandyan Drummer-This particular musical instrument is used during during “Kandy Perahera” during ‘Golden tooth procession at Kandy.

The tooth relic is removed from its shrine only once a year, during the Esala Perahera, a 10-day torchlight parade of dancers and drummers, dignitaries, and ornately decorated elephants. It is now one of the better-known festivals in Asia, and it may be the largest Buddhist celebration in the world.

This ritual procession and festival began in the 18th century. During the full moon in late July or early August, a royal male elephant carries the reliquary of the sacred tooth and leads the procession, flanked by two perfectly matched, smaller elephants.

Unfortunately, due to tensions with the insurgent Tamil Tigers and corresponding worries about it being damaged or stolen, the relic itself has not been brought out during the festival since 1990. In the meantime, the casket is honored as its representative.

As many as 100 elephants, dressed in elaborate finery, make their way into town while torches and fire dancers fend off curses. Whip-cracking porters clear the way through the throngs of pilgrims, followed by musicians, jugglers, torch bearers, boy dancers and acrobats, and members of noble families in Ceylonese garb.

On the last night, the procession moves from the city to the temple, led by elders in the costumes of the ancient kings of Kandy and lit by hand held candles. The procession flows into the temple compound to encircle the shrine, following the route of the sun in its course across the skies.

Attendance at the Esala Perahera numbers at about a million people. The festival brings today all ranks of Sri Lankan society in a vast throng of devotees and interested onlookers.

Because of the national character of the shrine, many Tamil Hindus and mixed-blood Christians take part as an expression of their common cultural heritage.

At the festival, the president and leaders of Sri Lanka continue the nationalist Buddhist tradition by taking part in a ceremony in which they dedicate their service to the people in the presence of the sacred relic.

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Buddha-Vesak-2006,FDC’s -Sri Lanka Post

First Day Cover-Life Of The Prince “Siddhartha”

Date Of Issue;-05.05.2006.

 

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First Day Cover-The Buddhahood

 

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First Day Cover-Transcendental Virtues Parnami(Perfections)

 

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First Day Cover-Arrival Of Buddhism in Sri Lanka and It’s Propagation

 

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First Day Cover-Indigenous developments of Buddhism in Sri Lanka

 

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First Day Cover-Buddhist influence on Society

 

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First Day Cover-Buddhism and the Super Structure of Society

 

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First Day Cover-Buddhist influence on architecture

 

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First Day Cover-Buddhist influence on art and Sculpture

 

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First Day Cover-Buddhist Philosophy in Sri Lanka

 

 

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FDC Dr Muhammad Yunus & Grameen Bank Awarded Noble Peace Prize’06+Withdrawn Stamp

FDC Dr Muhammad Yunus & Grameen Bank Awarded Noble Peace Prize’06+ Withdrawn Stamp.

A very rare instance of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Md. Yunus FDC & Stamp Issued by Bangladesh Post Office on 29 August, 2007 ,
& Withdrawn on 02 September 2007 due to error in design (wrong medal). 30th, 31st August & 1st September 2007 were government holidays in Bangladesh and hence this issue has already become very scarce! By mistake Bangladesh Govt. issued the stamp on Nobel Prize on Literature and hence withdrawn

  First Day Cover Plus with correct stamp & withdrawn Stamp.

Date Of Issue:-29.08.2007.

 

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