Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Tribals of Rajasthan pictorial booklet

This is Tribals of Rajasthan pictorial booklet in my collection.

Rajasthan Tourism Department published this Tribals of Rajasthan pictorial booklet.

In this small Tribals of Rajasthan pictorial booklet there will be plenty of very valuable information about several Tribal Groups of Rajasthan, their lifestyle, their arts, their crafts, their festivals, their culture etc.




















Monday, 19 August 2013

Sun Temple Konark Maxim Cards

These are Sun Temple Konark Maxim Cards set in my collection.

This Sun Temple Konark Maxim Cards set issued by Bhubaneswar Philatelic Bureau. This Sun Temple Konark Maxim Cards set came with a brochure and 2 Sun Temple Konark Maxim Cards inside the set.

This is the cover of this Sun Temple Konark Maxim Cards set.





This is the back side of this Sun Temple Konark Maxim Cards set.



This is the information brochure inside of this Sun Temple Konark Maxim Cards set which gave information about Sun Temple, Konark.





These are 2 different Sun Temple Konark Maxim Cards inside the set.






This is the complete cover of this Sun Temple Konark Maxim Cards set.





Konark Main Temple Part View postcard of Archaeological Survey of India

This is Konark Main Temple Part View postcard published by Archaeological Survey of India is in my collection.



Mahadeva Statue of Elephanta caves postcard

This is Mahadeva Statue of Elephanta caves postcard in my collection.

This postcard printed by Archaeological Survey of India.



Sunday, 18 August 2013

Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) Festival and Rakhi Mail Envelopes

Raksha Bandhan, (the bond of protection) or Rakhi is a Hindu festival primarily observed in India, Mauritius and Nepal, which celebrates the relationship between brothers (shaurya), cousins and sisters (shreya). It is also called Rakhi Purnima in most of India.It is also celebrated in some parts of Pakistan. The festival is observed by Hindus, Jains, and most Sikhs.

In fact, the popular practice of Raksha Bandhan has its historical associations also. The Rajput queens practised the custom of sending rakhi threads to neighbouring rulers as token of brotherhood. The central ceremony involves the tying of a rakhi (sacred thread) by a sister on her brother's wrist. This symbolizes the sister's love and prayers for her brother's well-being, and the brother's lifelong vow to protect her. The festival falls on the Full Moon day (Shravan Poornima) of the Shravan month of  the Hindu lunisolar calendar.  One Islamic Scholar believes that Raksha Bandhan grew in popularity after Rani Karnavati, the widowed queen of Chittor, sent a rakhi to the Mughal emperor Humayun when she required his help.

The above text courtesy on Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi Festival) is from the web site of wikipedia.org http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raksha_Bandhan

This year Raksha Bandhan (Rakhi) Festival coming on 21st August, 2013.

In my collection i have 2 different Rakhi Mail envelopes issued by Gujarat Postal Circle & Maharashtra Postal Circle. 

This is Rakhi Mail envelope issued by Gujarat Postal Circle.



This is Rakhi Mail envelope issued by Maharashtra Postal Circle.


Saturday, 17 August 2013

Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry) Fort special cover

This is Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry) Fort special cover in my collection.

This Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry) Fort special cover issued by Numismatic & Philatelic Society of East Godavari District on 28th June, 2009 on the ocassion of EGNPEX 2009 held at Kakinada (East Godavari Numismatic and Philatelic Exhibition 2009). 

I am also a member of East Godavari Numismatic & Philatelic Society.

Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry) is a famous place and has historical significance. Rajamahendravaram has more than 1000 years of ancient history and it has many archaeological findings and once upon a time several kingdoms ruled from Rajahmundry as capital and there will be a big fort at Rajamahendravaram but later the fort will be destroyed. There will be many stories about ancient history of Rajahmundry and Rajamahendravaram fort etc.

Andhra kesari Sri Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu garu who is the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh State, Sri Kandukuri Veeresalingam garu who is a social reformer, Adikavi Nannayya garu who is the first telugu poet who wrote Mahabharatam in telugu language. Like these personalities there will be many other prominent personalities from Rajahmundry.

This is the wikipedia.org link on information about Rajahmundry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rajahmundry

This is the wikipedia.org link on information about Tanguturi Prakasam Panthulu garu (Anhra Kesari) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanguturi_Prakasam


This is the wikipedia.org link on information about Kandukuri Veeresalingam garu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kandukuri_Veeresalingam

This is the wikipedia.org link on information about Adikavi Nannayya http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nannayya

There will be a famous song on the history of Rajamahendri (Rajahmundry) and on Godavari river. Name of the song is "Vedam La Goshinche Godavari Amara Damamla Sobhileee Rajamahendri, Sathabhaala charitra kalgina sundara nagaram, gata vaibhava deeptulakidhi kammani kaavyam" like this complete song going on. This song is on the famous telugu movie of "Andhra Kesari". Andhra Kesari is the nick name of Sri Tanguturi Prakasam Pantulu garu who is the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh State from Rajahmundry. In this Vedam La Goshinche song there will be good song composition with beautiful narration about historical significance and beautiful narration about Rajamahendri (Rajahmundry) town and its long ancient history of more than 1000 years, about Rajamahendri Fort, about Godavari river etc.

This is the youtube link of this "Vedam La Goshinche Godavari" song.



Like the above song there will be another patriotic song on the history and glory of telugu language. The song is "Maa Telugu Talliki Mallepudanda, Maa Kanna Thalliki Mangalarathulu" like this complete song going on. This song written by Shankarambadi Sundarachari garu and sung by Tanguturi Suryakumari garu who is a singer and actor. Tanguturi Suryakuamari garu is the daughter of Andhra Kesari Tanguturi Prakasam Panthulu garu's younger brother. Tanguturi Suryakumari garu are also another notable person from Rajamahendri and she born in Rajahmundry. 

This is the wikipedia.org link on information about Tanguturi Suryakumari garu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tanguturi_Suryakumari

This is the wikipedia.org link on information about Shankarambadi Sundarachari garu who wrote the famous "Maa Telugu Talliki" song.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankarambadi_Sundaraachari

This is the youtube song on "Maa Telugu Talliki".



This Maa Telugu Talliki give very detailed narration about history and significance of telugu language, History and Culture of Andhra Pradesh State, Arts,Crafts,Festivals etc. various aspects of Andhra Pradesh States and its rich culture and heritage in a beautiful and poetic way.

This is the Rajamahendravaram (Rajahmundry) Fort special cover and this special cover give some brief information about Rajamahendravaram Fort and its history, significance etc.















This is the brochure inside of this special cover which gave information about Rajamahendravaram Fort in Telugu,Hindi and English languages.






Friday, 16 August 2013

Indian Miniature Paintings First Day Covers

These are 2 different Indian Miniature Paintings First Day Covers in my collection.




Palanquin Bearers vintage postcards

These are 2 different Palanquin Bearers vintage postcards in my collection.

Information about Palanquin and Palanquin Bearers is available on wikipedia.org website. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litter_(vehicle)





TIRUKKALIKKUNDRAM : HILL OF THE SACRED KITES

TIRUKKALIKKUNDRAM : HILL OF THE SACRED KITES



An excursion to the ancient coastal town of Mahabalipuram (85 km. or 52 miles from Madras) also includes a trip to Tirukkalikkundram (Hill of the Sacred Kites). This is midway between Chingleput railway station and Mahabalipuram.

Tirukkalikkundram has a famous Siva Temple and there is a small shrine on a hillock, which is about 152 m. (500 ft.) high. Every day, just before noon, two kites, considered to be sacred birds, visit the hillock and eat from the hands of a priest. There is a belief that the birds are actually two saints who rest at Tirukkalikkundram on their daily flight between Varanasi (Banaras) and Rameswaram. The birds arrive and depart at the same hour every day and this they are believed to have been doing from time immemorial. A crowd always assembles to see these kites and to visit the temple. Since the climb to the temple is rather steep, the visitor will do well to start early. The birds are punctual and arrive an hour before noon.

This is photographic information page about "TIRUKKALIKKUNDRAM : HILL OF THE SACRED KITES" from a vintage book on Indian Heritage and Culture.





Thursday, 15 August 2013

Vintage Menu Cards of India

These are 2 different Indian vintage Menu Cards in my collection. 

Both menu cards printed in Golden Border with a Monogram alongwith the image Antelop Deer.