Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Kaup: Kaup Light House

Kaup lighthouse lies about a kilometer from Kaup town on the shores of Arabian sea. It was built by British in 1901. It stands 27 meters tall and there is a spiral stair to get to the top.
Kaup P.O- 574106
Udupi District

Attur: St Lawrence Shrine

St. Lawrence Shrine or Attur Church  is a Roman Catholic church in Attur, Karkala, Karnataka. It was built in 1759 and is purported to be the site of many miracles. It is by characterized its Attur Jatre or Attur Festival.
The cancellation depicts St Lawrence Shrine
Attur P.O- 576117
Karkala Taluk
Udupi Dist

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Coimbatore: The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University.

The Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) had its genesis from establishment of an Agricultural School at Saidapet, Madras, Tamil Nadu, as early as 1868 and it was later relocated at Coimbatore. In 1920 it was affiliated to Madras University. TNAU assumed full responsibilities of Agricultural Education and Research and supported the State Agricultural Department by delivering research products. Till 1946, the Agricultural College and Research Institute, Coimbatore, was the only Institute for Agricultural Education for the whole of South India. In 1958, it was recognized as a Post-graduate Centre leading to Masters and Doctoral degrees. The Agricultural College and Research Institute, Madurai was established in 1965. These two colleges formed the nucleus of the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University while it was established in 1971.
The Cancellation depicts their logo/ coat of arms/ symbol
The Postmaster
Tamil Nadu Agricultural Institute
Coimbatore- 641003

Karumathampathi: Holy Rosary Shrine

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Karumathampatti, Tamil Nadu is a Catholic Shrine. Karumathampatty was already a pilgrimage centre in 1640. St. John de Britto visited the church at least 3 times. The original chapel was destroyed in 1684 by the soldiers of the Mysore Rajah Saraboji but rebuilt soon after. The church was again destroyed by Tipu Sultan in 1784 and rebuilt in 1803. It is visited by huge numbers of people in order to venerate Our Lady of the Rosary and to pray for favours.
The cancellation depicts the Basillica
The Postmaster
Karumathampathi- 641659

Palani: Murugan Temple

Palani is located in TamilNadu. The temple is dedicated to Lord Murugan. The idol of the Muruga in Palani was created and consecrated by sage Bogar, one of Hinduism's eighteen great siddhaars, out of an amalgam of nine poisonous herbs or Navapashanam. Palani temple is considered synonymous with Panchamritam, a sweet mixture made of five ingredients. The temple is situated upon the higher of the two hills of Palani, known as the Sivagiri.
The cancellation depicts feather of peacock and a spear which he carries.
Post Master
Dindugal District

Anaikatti: Sacon

Sacon stands for Salim Ali Center for Orintology and Natural History. Its main aim is to develop expertise and knowledge in field of orintology and  nature conservation.
The cancellation depicts Great Indian Bustard.
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Anaikatti B.O- 641108
Coimbatore, T.N

Murudeshwar: Lord Shiva

Murdeshwar is a town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. Murdeshwar is famous for the world's second tallest Shiva statue, the town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murdeshwar Temple.
The cancellation depicts Lord Shiva.
Type: Rubber
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Murudeshwar P.O
Uttara Kannada

Manjuguni: Lord Venkateshwara

Sri Venkatramana Temple,Manjuguni is located on the right of the Sirsi Kumata route, 5 km away from Sirsi, Karnataka, is the most sacred place for the devotees. It is believed that Tirumala Yogi kept the idol and built the temple here.
Cancellation depicts Tilak, Shanka Chakra of Lord Venkateshwara.
Manjuguni P.O
Sirsi Taluk
Uttara Kannada

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.
Post Master,
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.
Post Master
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.
Post master
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.
Post Master
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.
Post Master
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.
Post Master
Head P.O