Thursday, July 13, 2017

Srinagar: Shikara, Dal Lake

The shikara is a type of wooden boat found on Dal Lake and other water bodies of Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India. Shikaras are of varied sizes and are used for multiple purposes, including transportation of people. A usual shikara seats half-a-dozen people, with the driver paddling at the rear. The cancellation depicts the Shikara. Cancellation introduced on August, 2011.
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Nehru Park Floating Post office,
Dal Lake,

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Sri Kalahasti: Srikalahasteeswara Temple

Srikalahasti temple, situated 36 km away from Tirupati is famous for its Vayulinga, one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams, representing wind. The temple is also regarded as Rahu-Ketu kshetra and Dakshina Kasi. The inner temple was constructed around 5th century and the outer temple was constructed in the 12th century by the Chola kings and the Vijayanagara kings. Lord Shiva in his aspect as Vayu is worshipped as Kalahasteeswara. The cancellation depicts the deity or Linga.
Sri Kalahasti H.O,
Sri Kalahasti-517644

Coimbatore: Adi Yogi

The Adiyogi Shiva statue is a 112 feet (34 m) tall statue of Hindu deity Shiva's bust located at Coimbatore in the Tamil Nadu state of India. Designed by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of the Isha Foundation, it is built by the foundation and weighs around 500 tonnes (490 long tons; 550 short tons). The statue was inaugurated on 24 February 2017 by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, on the occasion of Maha Shivaratri.
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Ishan Vihar Post Office- 641114

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Mattom- The Shrine of our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Mattom, a quaint village in Thrissur district, has a Catholic tradition of nearly1 870 years. Around 5km away from here, passes the Kunnamkulam-Thrissur state highway; the Guruvayoor –Thrissur railway track is around 5 km from here. It is believed that St. Thomas church Mattom was established in 140 AD. Just 500 meters towards the north you find a hillock named Choolisserikunnu or Methrikkovil kunnu.
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Mattom Sub P.O.,
Mattom- 680602

Aranmula- Boat Race

Aranmula is a temple village in the state of Kerala, India. At a distance of around 116 km from Trivandrum, the capital of Kerala, it is situated on the banks of the holy river Pampa. The annual snake boat race on the Pampa river, called Uthrittathi Vallamkali, attracts devotees and also national and international tourists. Fifty two Karas, from ancient chieftains, own the snake boats that take part in the boat races and these are considered as the vehicles of the Lord. Aranmula is also famous for its famed metal mirrors, known as Aranmula kannadi.
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Aranmula Sub P.O.,
Aranmula- 689533

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Muttom: Lighthouse

Muttom is a village in the Kanyakumari District of the Tamil Nadu State.There construction of the lighthouse began in British Era. British India. The lighthouse, though near the sea, is situated 110 ft (34 m) above sea level. The skeleton was built when India was part of the British Empire until 1947.
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Muttom Sub P.O
Muttom- 629202

Tiruchengodu: Lord Arthanareeshwara

Arthanareeswarar temple is located in Tiruchengode in Namakkal District, in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Arthanareeswar temple is an ancient Hindu Temple known for its manifestation of Half Male Half Female Lord Ardhanarishvara (Shiva). One of the 64 manifestations of Shiva, representing the unity of Shiva and his consort Parvati, is enshrined in this hill temple.
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Tiruchengodu Sub P.O

Manpad- Lighthouse

This Lighthouse is an important 130 year landmark located along the beaches of Manapad. The construction of this lighthouse was started by the British in 1887 and completed in 1888. The main function of this lighthouse then was to guide the fishermen living here who made a living by diving for pearls in the sea.
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Manpad Sub P.O
Manpad- 628209

Tiruvannamalai- Sri Ramana Ashram

Sri Ramana Ashram, also known as Sri Ramanasramam, is the ashram which was home to modern sage and Advaita Vedanta philosopher Ramana Maharshi from 1922 until his death in 1950. It is situated at the foot of the Arunachala hill, to the west of Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, where thousands of seekers flocked to be in his presence. His samadhi shrine continues to attract devotees from all over the world.
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Tiruvannamalai- 606603

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Moodbidri: Thousand Pillar Jain Temple.

Special Cover issued on first day of cancellation with blue postmark.

Special cover issued on first day of cancellation

Saavira Kambada Temple, is a basadi or Jain temple noted for its 1000 pillars in Moodabidri, Karnataka, India. The temple is also known as "Chandranatha Temple" since it honors the tirthankara Chandraprabha, whose eight-foot idol is worshipped in the shrine.The Basadi was built by the ruler of vijayanagar, Devaraya Wodeyar in 1430 with additions made in 1962. The shrine has a 60 feet tall monolith manasthambha (erected by karkala bhairava Queen Nagala Devi).
Cancellation was introduced on 18.11.2016
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Venur: Bahubali

Postcard issued on first day of Cancellation

Venur is a small town in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka state situated on the bank of river Phalguni. Venur though a small town was once a great seat of Jainism. It was the capital of the Ajila Dynasty and one of the most prominent Kings of them Thimmanna Ajila built a colossus of Gommateshwara 38 feet high in 1604 AD. He was a direct descendant of Chamundaraya, who built one at Shravanabelagola. Venur colossus is the shortest of all the three Gommateshwara’s within the radius of 250 km around it. It also stands in an enclosure, on the same pattern as that of Shravanabelagola. The Kings of Ajila Dynasty ruled here from 1154 AD to 1786 AD.
Cancellation was introduced on 18.11.2016
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Davangere: Sri Chennagiri Rangappa Clock Tower

Special cover issued on first day of cancellation

Sri Chennagiri Rangappa Clock Tower foundation stone was laid by Sir Mirja Ismail, the then Deewan of Mysore province during 1937 and it was inaugurated during 1961 by Sri. T Subramanya, the then Hon'ble LSG Minister of Mysore. The entire cost of construction of Clock tower was beared by Sri. Chennagiri Rangappa. The height of the Clock tower is about 75 feet.

The Cancellation was introduced on 20.01.2017.
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Head P.O

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Nandalike:Poet Muddanna.

Muddana (January 24, 1870 – February 15, 1901) - was a Kannada poet, writer a Yakshagana poet. He was also known as Mahakavi ("Great Poet") or Mahakavi Muddana. His name at birth was Lakshmi Naaranappa. His birthplace being Nandalike, he is sometimes also known as Nandalike Lakshminaaranappa. His best known works include Ratnavati Kalyaana(Yakshagana), Sri Rama Pattaabhisheka, Adbhuta Ramayana and Sri Ramashwamedha.He coined the word kannadam Kasthuriyanthe, where he heartily compares his beloved language kannada to kasthuri. Suffering poverty and poor health, Muddana died at the age of 31. His literary works have been used extensively in Kannada literary educational books.
Cancellation was introduced on 24.01.2015. The cancellation depicts poet and his imaginary wife Manorame.
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Barkur: Kathale Basadi

 Kathale Basadi is a  interesting monument in the town of Barkur. . A 20-feet monolithic stone pillar is erected at the entrance. The temples were elegantly designed with carvings and embellishments, but are now in ruins. The twenty-four dents in the stone are the only evidence of the existence of idols of the twenty-four Jain thirthankaras. There are three main structures in a big courtyard with a victory pillar at the entrance. Archaeologists say that they were built between the 8th and 12th Century A.D. Built by the Alupa rulers, the Jain Basadi, unlike most South Indian temples built in the Dravidian style, does not have a gopuram. The sanctum sanctorum is surrounded by stone walls otherwise known as Prangan, with sloping stone pillars over it. The original Mahavira idol was destroyed but has been replaced by stone tablets with animal figures that are a later addition. Katthale Basadi consists of Navranga with Nagkaali, Shiva, Vishnu and Jain deities with separate temples. It proves the existence of changing kingdoms with various rulers trying to control the city both politically and in terms of religion.
Cancellation was introduced on 17.01.2015
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Malpe: St Marys Island

St. Mary's Islands, also known as Coconut Island and Thonsepar, are a set of four small islands in the Arabian Sea off the coast of Malpe in Udupi, Karnataka, India. They are known for their distinctive geological formation of columnar basaltic lava (pictured). Scientific studies indicate that the basalt of the St. Mary's Islands was formed by sub-aerial subvolcanic activity, because at that time Madagascar was attached to India. The rifting of Madagascar took place around 88 million years ago.
The cancellation depicts the volcanic rocks found on this Island.
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Malpe- 576108

Monday, January 12, 2015

Chennai: Philatelic Bureau Building

Along with the introduction of Postal Services in India in 1854, Mount Road Post Office was formed as Mount Road SO as a non-gazetted delivery office. A century later in 1955, it became a gazetted SO and grew into the present stature of HPO in 1961. It attained Class I status in 1971 and its nomenclature change to Anna Road HPO on 15.9.1974. Philatelic Bureau is functioning in a separate building in the same compound. This office was adjudged as best maintained Post Office in the city for the Rolling Shield of Mylapore Academy during the years 1977, 1979, 1981, 1982 and 1983.The cancellation depict the Philatelic Bureau building.
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Philatelic Bureau
Chennai- 600002

Amritsar: The Golden Temple

The Harmandir Sahib and informally referred to as the "Golden Temple", is the holiest Sikh gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. The city was founded in 1574 by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ram Das.There are four doors to get into the Harmandir Sahib, which symbolize the openness of the Sikhs towards all people and religions. The present-day gurdwara was rebuilt in 1764 by Jassa Singh Ahluwalia with the help of other Sikh Misls. In the early nineteenth century, Maharaja Ranjit Singh secured the Punjab region from outside attack and covered the upper floors of the gurdwara with gold, which gives it its distinctive appearance and its English name.
The cancellation depicts the temple.
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Philatelic Bureau

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Daulatabad: Chand Minar

Chand Minar is at Daulatabad. It was built in the Turkish style in 1435 by Ala-ud-din Bahmani to celebrate his occupation of the fort. This minaret is an outstanding example of Islamic art. This 30-metre high tower is divided into four storeys. It has 24 chambers and a small mosque at its base. It is covered with the Persian blue tiles that make the Chand Minar outstanding.
It was introduced on 26.01.1977
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Daulatbad B.O-431002

Pandhrapur: Vithobha Temple

Vithoba temple, Pandharpur is the main centre of worship for the Hindu deity Vithoba, believed to be a local form of god Krishna or Vishnu and his consort Rakhumai. It is the most visited temple in Maharastra.
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Pandhrapur H.O- 413304

Friday, January 2, 2015

Kolkotta: Vivekananda's Ancestral House.

Ramakrishna Mission Swami Vivekananda's Ancestral House and Cultural Centre is a museum and cultural centre. It is located at 3, Gourmohan Mukherjee Street, Kolkata, India. In this house, Swami Vivekananda (then called Narendranath Datta) was born on 12 January 1863. The house remained Vivekananda's home throughout his childhood and early youth. The cultural centre was inaugurated by the President of India A. P. J. Abdul Kalam.
The cancellation depicts his home.
It was introduced on 12.01.2012
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Beadon Street S.O-700006