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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Commemorative stamp

Visit Nepal Series 2011

1. Badhaiya Taal

 The natural lake lies in Saurahawa and Mainapokhar VDCs, 20 km to the east of Gulariya, the headquarters of Bardiya district. Once spanning a large area, due to human encroachment, its area has now shrunk to 103 bigha, 5 kattha and 17.5 dhur. Well- endowed with bio diversity, local species of fish and local and migrant birds inhabit the laka.

2. Mural Paintings of Phodaling and Luri cave, Upper Mustang


 Lo Mustang in one of the potential archaeological site in Nepal, having abundant evidences. It is located at an altitude of 3750 m. in the Trans Himalayan route and has semi arid climate. It is rich in indigenous biodiversity and its cultural heritages. Organic sample found in cave system D revealed that cave settlement in Muktinath valley might have been started more than 4000 B.C. Petrography study carried out in Kak nyingba, Samar proved to be the settlement of Neolithic period. Likewise, cave study in Lower Mustang undertaken by the Department of Archaeology nad University of Cologne, Germany found here the cultural evidences of 8th century B.C. Lo Mustang is famous for its North and South salt trade route which joins Tibet and India through Nepal.
Tangbay, Chuksang, Chaile, Ghyagar, Samar, Ghiling, Ghimi, Marang, Charang, Lomanthang, Namgyal, Tingkar, Choser, Dhi, Yaraghara, Tangya are the settlements of Upper Mustang. Numerous caves are in Chuksang, Samar, Tamagaon, Charang, Dhi, Ghemi, Marchung and Tangya. A team consisting Peter Athans, Brot Coburn, Liesel, Luigi, Sukasagar Shrestha and Prakash Darnal surveyed the caves from 15th March to 3rd April 2007. Phodaling cave has around 70 flute, palm tree, mankey and woman reminiscent of the paintings of Ajanta cave. Vajrapani found from here in similar to Alchi monastery of Ladakh dated 8=9 century A.D. These caves are still preserved because they are now inaccessible to people. There fore, the concern authority should investigate and conserve it to promote the tourism development.

3. Mt. Mera Peak
 
Mera peak which falls under the Khumbu mountain range of Sagarmatha zone in one of the atractive peak which lies in the 27°46'40" latitude with a height of 6654 m. above sea level. The popular caravan route (Kathmandu-Jiri-Seti-Kharikhola-Kote Khahare Besi) leads to the Mera peak. Mountaineers are attracted to this magnificent mountain. Because of its low risk factor it is considered popular among. Mountains which are used for and lessons before mountineers attempt high climbing training mountains which are more than 8000 meter high.

4. Panch Pokhari

 Panch Pokhari (The five lake) the group of five holy lakes situated northeast part of Sindhupalchowk district. Panch Pokhari is pilgrimage site for Hindues and in has five holy lakes at an elevation 4462 mtr.
The area presents cultural heritage, unsurpassed beauty and vibrant biological diversity. There are breathtaking panoromic view of Mt. Jugal Himal and Mt. Rowling Himalayan Range and pristine nature with district ethnic culture adds extra significance of the place for these who enjoy nature.
The area is inhabited by ethnic group of Sherpa, Tamang, Gurungs, Chhettries, Brahamins and Newars.

Technical Details:
1. Subject                     :           1. Badhaiya Taal
2. Mural Painting of Phodaling and Luri cave,
    Upper Mustang                               
                                                3. Mt. Mera Peak
                                                4. Panch Pokhari
2. Denomination           : 1. Rs. 10 each 2
3. Size                          : 42.5 X 31.5 mm
3. Format                     : Horizontal
5. Color                       : Four colors with phosphot print
6. Sheet Composition   : 20 Stamps each sheet
7. Issue Year                : 2011
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Commemorative stamp

Religious Place Series 2011 (2)


1. Seto Machhendranath, Kathmandu

The chariot procession of the deity Seto Machhendranath os one of the major festivals celebrated in the Kathmandu valley. His temple is located at the courtyyard of Machhendra Bahal, also known as Kanak Chaitya Mahabihar, which lies between Asan and Indra chowck. Seto Machhendranath is worshipped as the deity of longevity and health. He is a Bodhisattva with thousands of incarnations, and is the guru of Gorakhanath.
The annual tradition of pulling the chariot began in NS 777 during the reign of King Pratap Malla. On the eighth day of the bright half of Chaitra, the idol of Seto Machhendranath is placed on a 32 cubit tall chariot and pulled through the historic part of Kathmandu to provide devotees and opportunity to see the deity from their homes. Starting at Jamal, the three day procession passed through Bhotahiti, Asan and Indra chowck bofore ending at Lagan.
According to a chinese traveller who visited India in 399 AD, Seto Machhendranath is also popular in India, China, Korea and Japan besides Nepal. Chinese chronicles also mention that a temple didicated to him stands on Malay Mountain.

2. Sri Baidhynath Temple, Achham
 
Shi Baidhynath temple in Achham district in the far west development region is a distric pilgrim site bearing a unique background among the famous religious and archaeological pilgrimages in Nepal. Sri Baidhynath's Jyotiralinga has its abode in the confluence of the Madya Saraswoti and Briddaganga of the valley.
The significance of this temple and the holy site of the temple area are mentioned in Hindu scriptures. According to the Shivmahapurana, published by the Pashupati Bikas Kosh Ravana himself eulogizes Lord Mahadev that, when he was trying to cut off all his ten heads in the course of a religious penance, Lord Mahadev, pleased with he's devotion, appeared in the form of Jyotilinga, treating him like a doctor, rejoining all his ten heads. In Manaskhanda, it is mentioned that Lord Mahadev himself has said that those visiting this region and workshopping here shall receive liberation. Considering its historical importance. Sri Baidhynath is considered as the family deity of the ancient sinja empire.
Big fairs are held on Mahashivaratri, Holi (Fagu Purnima), Bisusankranti in the Sri Baidhynath area. In B.S. 2045, Sri Baidhynath area Development committee was founded in order to keep the religious, historical and tourism significance of the area. The corporation has been active in activities, including diverse promotional and physical infrastructure construction, For the development of this area.

3. Siddha Ratannath Temple, Dang

 Siddha Ratannath temple is situated in Ghorahi Municipality of Dang district in the Mid-western development region. Availability of local transportation service has made it easy to reach this place, which lies 2 km to the east of Ghorahi, the district head quarter of Dang To the east of the temple area lies Sishnekhola, to the west Katuwakhola to the south Haridwargram and to the north Dabari and Mahabharat mountain range.
Although the date of founding of the Siddha Ratannath temple, one of the famous pilgrimage sites, cannot be ascertained, it is found mentioned that the then King Ratna Parikshak of the Dang Deukhuri region laid the foundation of the temple region in his name after receiving his initiation from Sri Goraksha Nath almost 1,300 years ago. Sri Ratan mentions that the initiated Ratannath, after receiving initiation, had visited Kabul, Peshawar, Kandaha of Afghanistan in course of his travels, where the emperor had conferred him with the title of (Raja) "pear". Bacause of this there is a custom of selecting new "peea" every year on the day of Falgun Krishna Bijaya Ekadashi up to now. Owing to its religious significance, thousands of piligrims visit this temple every year.

4. Yatasher Jangachheuling Gompa (Monastery)

 Yatashe Jangachheuling Gompa (Monastery) is the Bhot region of Saldang v.d.c. 1 of Dolpa District. Situated in the upper part of the district, this is the biggest monastery in the district. This monastery dating back by 700 years, carries historical and archaeological significance. It has a collection of stone inscriptions of the king of Jumla, bearing archaeological importance. In this monastery, 150 Buddhist priests conduct peace worships in the morning and evening regularly, and special worships are conducted at a large fair in the month of Magh once a year. A large number of tourists and pilgrims from the neighboring districts of Humla, Jumla, Mugu, Dolpa and Tibet come here to pay obeisance to and observe the monastery. Pilgrims also come from other parts of the county. If the religious, cultural and archaeological importance of this monastery, located in the remote Karnali region, which is lagging far behind in terms of development, could be protected and promoted, it would contribute to the multi-dimensional development of the whole region by enhancing tourism activities.

Technical Details:
1. Subject                     :           1. (a) Seto Machhendra nath, Kathmandu
                                                    (b) Seto Machhendra nath, Chariot
                                                2. Sri Baidhynath Temple, Achham
                                                3. Siddha Ratan nath Temple, Dang
                                                4. Yatasher Jangachheuling Gumpa
2. Denomination           : 1. Rs. 2 each 2. Rs. 5 each 3. Rs. 2 each 4. Rs. 25 each
3. Size                          : 42.5 X 31.5 mm
3. Format                     : Horizontal
5. Color                       : Four colors with phosphot print
6. Sheet Composition   : 20 Stamps each sheet
7. Issue Year                : 2011
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FIRST DAY COVER SAMPLE

 
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