Sri Ramana Maharshi 1998

A commemorative postage stamp on Bhagavan Sri Ramana Maharshi :

India Stamp 1998, Venkataraman Iyer, Jibanmukta, Arunachala, red mountain, Arunagiri, Annamalai Hill, Arunachalam, Arunai, Sonagiri, SonachalamIssued 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.

Credits :
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

About : 

  • 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.

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