Postal Stamp Image : PAVAPURI TEMPLE 0747 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 13/11/1974
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0747
Postal Stamp Name : PAVAPURI TEMPLE
Stamp Information : Bhagwan Mahavira was born at Vaishali (Bihar), the then capital of the Licchavis. as the son of King Siddhartha. In spite of being born inafluent surroundings, he renounced the wordly life and became an ascetic practising the five great vows of non-violence, truth, non-stealing, continence, and non-acqusitiveness. After leading a life of sacrifice and penance for 12 years, Bhagwan Mahavira attained the perfect knowledge. He became the 24th Teerthankara of Jainism. He preached the basic tenets of Jainism which inclue Non-volence, Equality, the Philosophy of Soul and the need for Co-existenece. He advocated the necessity for men to remain fre from passion and showed them the Right Path consisting of Right Knowledge, Right Faith Right Conduct and Right Penance. Bhagwan Mahavira attained Nirvana at Pavapuri in Bihar at he age of 72. The Posts and Telegraphs Deartment are privileged to pay homage to the memory of this great soul uring the 25th Centenary year of his Nirvana by issuing a commemorative postage stamp. The temple at Pavapuri is adopted as the motif of the stamp.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.56 x 2.5 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Diagonal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Blue Grey
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