Postal Stamp Image : PARAMAHANSA YOGANAND 0840 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 07/03/1977
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.25
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 0840
Stamp Information : The ideal of love for God and service to humanity found full expression in the life of Paramahansa Yogananda. Born on January 5, 1893 at Gorakhpur, he had but one goal: God-realization, and one programme: to unite East and West by spiritual understanding, to demonstrate the underlying unity of all religions and to aaken divine yearning in all hearts. The education of youth was always intensely interesting to Yogananda. In 1917, he founded Yogoda Satsanga Society of India and established his first school at Ranchi, which hasexpanded now to four colleges and seventeen scholols in different States in India. In 1920, Paramananda Yogananda began his mission in the West. Serving as a delegate from India to the international Congress of Religions, he travelled to Boston. He spoke of the ancient spiritual teachings of India and the sacred science of Kriya (Raja) Yoga. He travelled extensively in America and millions attended his lectures on the subject of attaining direct personal experience of God. In 1925, he founded an International Math in Los Angles in U.S.A. But for a short visit to India in 1935 when, among others, he had fruitful discussions ith Mahatma Gandhi, the Paramahansa continued his work in the West. He gave lectures on the spirituals and cultural heritage of India and conducted classes in balancing living- God can be realized in trhe home as ell as in the ashram. He wrote several books of which his "Autobiography of a Yogi" is recognised throughout the world as a spiritual classic. Yogananda's exemplary life ended in Los Angles on March 7, 1952 a few moments after he uttered the final words in a speech at a reception in honour of Ambassador of India to the United States. His deep pride in his native land echoed throughout his last talk: "I Love India because I first learned to love God and all things beautiful." Though the major part of his life was spent outside India, still Paramananda Yogananda takes his place among our great saints. His work continues to grow and shine ever more brightly draing people everyhere on the path of the Pilgrimage of the spirit. The Posts and Telegraphs Department feels privileged to bring out a commemorative postage stamp i n honour of Paramananda Yogananda.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.91 X 2.90 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.5 x 2.54 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 35
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Vertical
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 30,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Orange
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