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Shri Digamber Jain Siddhakshetra Muktagiri

Tapipex-2015 held at Betul, Madhya Pradesh from 28th & 29th January 2015.

Chhindwara Postal Division of Madhya Pradesh organized a district level philatelic exhibition ‘Tapipex-2015’ at Betul on 28th and 29th January 2015. On 29th January 2015 two special covers were released.

One Special Cover was released on famous Jain pilgrimage centre Shri Digamber Jain Siddhakshetra Muktagiri situated at Thapoda, Ta. Bhensdehi in the Betul District.

Siddha Kshetra of Muktagiri is situated in the lap of the ‘Satpuda’ Mountain range and it is surrounded by beautiful natural vegetation. It is an ancient Siddha and Atishaya Kshetra and is also known as ‘Mendhagiri’ or ‘Medhrgiri’. According to “Prakrit Nirvan Kand” and other texts, Muktagiri is place of attainment of Nirvana where about three and a half crores of muniraj (Saints) have done meditation and attained salvation. According to the local traditions the Samavasarana of 10th Tirthankar Bhagwan Shitalanatha arrived here and so the place i…

Jain Swetamber Panchayati Mandir (Burra Mandir), Kolkata

Special Cover on Bicentenary of Jain Swetamber Panchayati Mandir (Burra Mandir), Kolkata released on 24th January 2015.

A Special Cover was released on the occasion of Bicentenary of Jain Swetamber Panchayati Mandir (Burra Mandir), Cotton Street, Kolkata on 24th January 2015 by Hon'ble Governor Shri Kesri Nath Ji Tripathi and Chief Postmaster General, West Bengal Mrs. Arundhati Ghosh at Kolkata. On the occasion Silver Coin (Medallion) and a set of picture postcards were also released.


Permanent Pictorial Cancellation - Kattale Basadi, Barkur

Permanent Pictorial Cancellation - Kattale Basadi, Barkur (Released at Karnapex 2015 on 17th January 2015)

Barkur is a cluster of 3 villages (Hosala, Hanehalli, Kachoor) in Udupi district of the Karnataka. The place is located on the bank of river Seeta. It is located 16 km from Udupi.

Kattale Basadi or basadi in Barkur is an ancient Jain temple. 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. Built between the 8th and 12th Century A.D. 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…