Bhairab Series

A set of three commemorative postage stamps on the Sculptures of Siva : Bhairava Hindu Tantric deity worshiped by Hindus : Swet Bhairav : श्वेत भैरवMaha Kala Bhairava : महाकाल भैरवKaal Bhairav : काल भैरव

Issued by Nepal

Issued on Jul 11, 1971 (corresponding to 27th Ashad 2028)

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

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination :
(a) Sweta Bhairab 15 Paisa
(b) Mahankal Bhairab  25 Paisa
(c) Kal Bhairab  50 Paisa

Colour :
(a) Sweta Bhairab  Burnt Sienna & Suede Grey
(b) Mahankal Bhairab Moss Green & Suede Grey
(c) Kal Bhairab Peacock Blue & Suede Grey

Size : Pictorial 3.91 cms x 2.90 cms

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwatermarked Adhesive stamp paper

Quantity : 5,00,000 each

Sheet : 35 each

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press

About : 

  • Standing on recumbent figures underneath with their huge bodies usually in black or dark blue colour, wearing snake necklaces and skull garlands and holding dreadful weapons and skull bowls with their numerous hands Bhairabs are considered to be fierce forms of Shiva. Also accepted as Buddhist deities they are worshipped in Nepal by the Shivites and the Buddhists alike.

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