A commemorative postage stamp on Araniko, one of key art figures in Nepal & Yuan Dynasty of China :
Issued by Nepal
Issued on Apr 13, 1972 [1st Baishak 2029]
Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government,
Postal Services Dept.,
Nepal Philatelic Bureau,
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
- 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.