Postal Stamp Image : CHHATRASAL ON HORSE BACK 1258 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 02/10/1987
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 0.60
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1258
Stamp Information : CHHATRASAL Maharaja Chhatrasal was born in c. 1649 A.D. in the forest of Maur hill near Kakar Kachnaye villege to Champatrai Bundela nad his wife, Lal Kunwar. Having lost his ancestral estate of Mahoba, Champatrai was living a rebel's nomadic life, as a result of his conflict deprived with Sahajahan. Chhatrasal was thereof deprived of formal education. But he learnt skill at arms and developed an abiding interest in religious books at Sahra under the mentor, Sahabrai Ghanghere. His parents were killed when Chhatrasal was only 12 years old. The grief-stricken boy left Sahra and, ironically, along with his brother Angaraj, joined the Mughal troops of Raja Jai Singh. The young Chhatrasal exhibited great courage during the attacks on Bijapur and Purandar. Later, influenced by Shivaji, he left the Mughal camp to meet Shivaji. Shivaji welcomed and encouraged him, presenting him a sword. From him Chhatrasal learnt military organisation. At 22, Chhatrasal mobilsed an army and took command of it. Establishing his military headquarters at Mhow (Sahania) he pledged to uproot the Mughal power from Bundelkhand. He defeated various Mughal Generals to capture Sironj, Dhamoni, Sagar, Damoh, Garhakotha. Mahoba, Kalpi etc. As the Mughal Empire disintegrated, te Bundelas established an independant & powerful kingdom between the rivers Narmada and Yamuna. When the combined forces of the Nawab of Farrukhabad and Subedar of Allahabad, Mohammed Shah Bangash beseiged Chhatrasal in the Jaitpurnfort in 1728-29, he sought the help of Peshwa Baji Rao. Togather they defeated their enemies. After a peaceful independent rule of two years, Chhatrasal died in c. 1731 A.D. A distinguished warrior, he has also a patron of men of letters and himself a man of literary talents. He is considered the author of 'Krishna Charit', Radhakrishna Pachisi and Hanuman Pachisi. He was known to be a just ruler who served his people, nor merely ruled them.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The 60 P stamp has been designed by India Security Press, Nashik Road. The First Day Cover has been designed by Shri Sankha Samantha and the cancellation by Miss Nenu Bagga.
Stamp Currency : P
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 3.34 X 2.88 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 2.99x2.52 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 42
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. Matt coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 10,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Chestnut & JBA's Red Brown
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