A commemorative postage stamp on Princess Bhrikuti (617-649 A.D.), daughter of King Angsu Varma of Licchavi kingdom, queen consort of Songtsen Gampo, emperor of Tibet, an incarnation of Green Tara [a part of the ‘Personality Series 2007‘] :
Issued by Nepal
Issued on Dec 30, 2007
Issued for : Honouring her contribution to our country, Postal Services Department has issued a commemorative Postage Stamp on Bhrikuti.
Issued by :
Nepal Philatelic Bureau
Sundhara, Kathmandu, Nepal
Designer : Mohan N. Rana
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Denomination : Rs. 5
Color : Four Colors with Phosphor print
Size : 40 x 30 mm
Format : Horizontal
Paper : High Quality Stamp Paper
Quantity : 1 Million
Sheet Composition : 20 Stamps Per Sheet
Process : Offset Lithography
Printer : Cartor Security Printing, France
Name : Bhrikuti Devi
Born on 617 at Licchavi kingdom [now in Nepal]
Died on 649 at Tibet
- Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti was born in 617 A.D. as a daughter of Lichchavi King. She was brought up in Kathmandu valley. She was married to the then Tibetan King Srong Btsan Gampo at the age of sixteen in 633 A.D. She went to Tibet with her numerous artists, sculptors, painters together with her Buddhist master Venerable Shila Manju who translated Buddhist scriptures in Tibetan.
- The Tibetan King built a magnificent Buddhist Monastery called Jokhang Temple dedicated to her in the heart of Lhasa. With her request the Tibetan King built 108 temples in various parts of Tibet. Because of her extensive initiative in the dissemination of Buddhist Culture and Ethics in Tibet, she was venerated as Goddess Tara. The Tibetan King supported Lichchavi King Narendra Deva to put him in the throne in the year 643 A.D.
- Finally, both the King and the Queen died at the year 649 A.D. She became an immortal figure in the Tibetan religious history for she contributed a lot and was the pioneer in the dissemination of Buddhism and Buddhist Culture in Tibet.