A commemorative postage stamp on Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi :
Issued by India
Issued on Apr 14, 1998
Issued for : The Department of Post is privileged to issue a commemorative stamp on Sri Ramana Maharshi.
Design : The stamp depicts the Maharshi against Arunachala, where he remained till he shed his mortal soil on 14th April 1950. The first day cover also depicts Arunachala, termed by the Maharshi, the spiritual centre of the world.
Stamp, FDC & Cancellation : Smt. Bharati Mirchandani
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 Cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 Cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Imported un w/m Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper in reels 47 cms. width
Stamps Printed : 0.4 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press, Nashik
Name : Venkataraman Iyer
Born on Dec 30, 1879 at Tiruchuzhi, Madras Presidency, British India [now Tiruchuli, Tamil Nadu, India]
Died on Apr 14, 1950 at Sri Ramana Ashram, Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu, India
- From 1896 to 1950, for a span of over 50 years, the Maharshi spred his message for inward peace and realization. The only other parallel to this is Gautama Buddha who lived for about 50 years after Realization. The uniqueness of the Maharshi was also that he was accessible to all at all times and all who turned to him considered them-selves blessed.
- His message is set out tersely, in the Tamil poems ‘Upadesa Sara‘ and ‘Ulladu Narpadu‘ and in the works of the saint poet Muruganar.
- The shrine of Grace of the Maharshi is situated in Sri Ramanasramam. Again and again, he impressed on all that real Maharshi was not the body which people saw but the inner being, the real Self and that his presence and grace can be felt by all those who turn to him in an earnest search for truth.