Arniko

A commemorative postage stamp on Aniko :

257-araniko-white-dagoba-peking-nepal-stamp-1972Issued by Nepal

Issued on Apr 13, 1972 [1st Baishak 2029]

Issued by : His Majesty’s Government, Postal Services Dept., Nepal Philatelic Bureau, Kathmandu

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 15 Paisa

Colour : Gr. Turquoise blue & Raw Sienna

Size : Pictorial 2.90 cms x 3.91 cms.

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Quantity : 1000000

Sheet : 35

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

Name : Araniko

Born on 1245 at Kathmandu Valley, Nepal

Died on Mar 11, 1306 at China

About : 

  • Arniko, born in 1244 A.D., was the most famous Nepalese architect of our glorious history. In spite of his young age, he led 80 artisans to Lhasa and erected a golden stupa with success. In China also he showed his qualities of bronze caster, painter and architect in one person. So Arniko was appointed by Emperor Kublai Khan as a controller of imperial architectural studies. He died in China on 11th March 1306. He was granted the posthumous name of ‘Minghoi’ and decorated with the title of ‘Duke of Liang’.
  • The white Dagoba in Peking, designed by Arniko, stands to this day as a monument to the contribution of the Nepalese art and architecture.

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