Red Machchhindranath

A commemorative postage stamp on the Red Machhindra Nath Festival, Lalitpur :

Issued by Nepal

Issued on Apr 27, 1979 (corresponding to 14 Baisakh 2036)

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

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 75 Paisa

Colour : Red Brown and Red Sienna

Size : 4.06 x 2.28 Cms.

Perforation : 14 x 14½

Paper : Unwatermark adhesive stamp paper

Quantity : 2,000,000

Sheet : 50

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road, India

About : 

  • Lichchhavi King Narendra Dev, who had deep faith in Buddhism, brought AvlokiteswarRed Machchhindra Nath from Kamroop in the Seventh Century. From the religious and Cultural standpoint Red Machchhindra Nath occupies a prominent place in Nepal and is the guardian deity of Patan. Every year the deity is taken round in a chariot festival in Patan, starting from the first day of the bright half of Baisakh (April-May). Every twelfth year, the festival is observed with special pomp and splendour.

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