Postal Stamp Image : AIRAWAT KACCHA MUSEUM 0890 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 27/07/1978
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0890
Stamp Information : Museums are repositories of the cultural, literary and artistic heritage of a people. They also provide a great potential for education and national integration. The museum movement in India began with the creation of the India Museum at Calcutta in 1814 by the Asiatic Society of Bengal. In the wake of the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act (1904), a number of archaeological museums came into existence. Over the years, more museums have been set up to serve different disciplines like art, archaeology, science and technology. Today there are over 360 museums in India. In selecting subjects for the series of postage stamps on Museums of India, the Posts and Telegraphs Department has tried to span not only the millennia of Indian history but also a variety of artistic expressions from different regions of the country.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 25p stamp depicts the ?Airavat? (early 19th century) from the Kachchh Museum, Bhuj. The Airavat is associated with the Vedic Indra as his mount. Indra as his mount. Indra features in the ancient lore not only of Hinduism but also of Buddhism and Jainism. The figure of this mythological white elephant with seven trunks, mounted on wheels, is from a Jian temple in the Gujarat region, which is well-known for wood carvings and wooden architecture.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.55 X 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 50,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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