Sunday, 21 June 2015
Saturday, 20 June 2015
Sri Rangam is located in between two rivers, Cauvery (Kaveri) and Kollidam (Coleroon) in Tiruchirapalli District (Trichy) in Southern India. It is famous for Sri Ranganathasamy Temple, a religious place for the Hindus. Sri Rangam is dedicated to Lord Vishnu (God of Creation).
This is the largest functioning temple in the world (It covers the area of 631,000 square meters) whereas Angkor Wat , Cambodia is the largest existing temple in the world (Since Angkor Wat is not functioning). The Rajagopuram (the main tower) is 72 m tall and it is the tallest temple tower in Asia.
Like all temples in India this temple also has numerous sculptors and art works and was built in the Dravidian Style of Architecture.
In Sri Rangam the main deity is in the sleeping posture on the snake. The below cover is with permanent pictorial cancellation. India Post has introduced this Srirangam permanent pictorial cancellation on 17/01/1981.
Friday, 12 June 2015
Unusual/ Odd Stamps
2015 - Marriage Spoons
2014 - Greeting Stamp
2013 - Greeting Stamp
Bar code attached and Joint issue MS with Austria.
2014 - Rescue of Allied Airmen
2014 - Children's Day - Joint issue with India
International Year of Crystallography - Joint issue with Belgium
Saturday, 6 June 2015
Thursday, 4 June 2015
2010 Irish Fashion Designers.
100th year of Birth of Braille : 2009 2006 : Guide dogs for Blind 30 th Anv.
2008: International year of Planet earth
Diamond Shape: 2012 Contemporary Arts Dance
2009 150th Anniversary of Irish Times
Stamp with Texts alone:
2013 Unesco city of world Literature
2014 Irish citizen Army
2009 : Europa stamps - Astronomy
2003 The 100th Anv. of the First flight of Wright Brothers
2000 Military Aircraft (ordinary / self adhesive)
People at Work
2013 Irish Defence Forces
2013 Europa : Postal Vehicles
2012 : 150th Anniversary of Fire Brigade