Traditional Nepalese Painting

Complete set of 5 nos of commemorative postage stamps on the Illustrations from Shiva Dharma Purana :

Issued by Nepal

Issued on May 30, 1985

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

Designer : M. N. Rana

Type : Setenant set of 5 Stamps (imperforation within), Mint condition

Denomination : 50 Paisa

Colour : Multicolour

Format :
(a) Vertical and Horizontal
(b) Horizontal

Paper : Unwatermarked Special Stamp-paper

Quantity :
(a) 4,000,000
(b) 5,00,000

Sheet : 25

Process : Offset litho

Printer : Carl Ueberreuter, Vienna, Austria

About : 

  • This present Traditional Painting dates back to 13th century and has been taken from the book cover of Shiva Dharma Purana preserved in the National Art Gallery, Bhaktapur.

  • In this painting, varied forms of Maheshwara (Lord Shiva) have been shown. In the middle of the stamp strip scene of Brahma and Vishnu offering flower to phallus (Shivalinga) placed on lotus flower has been depicted.

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