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December 21, 1987


A commemorative postage stamp on the Kasthamandap temple, a three-storied public shelter with a shrine consecrated to Gorakshanath at Maru, Kathmandu, Nepal :

Maru Satta (काष्ठमन्डप) : Gorakhnath : Licchavi ArchitectureIssued by Nepal

Issued on Dec 21, 1987

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau

Design : Present postage stamp depicts an attractive picture of Kashthamandap.

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 25 Paisa

Colour : Multi-Colour

Size : 39 mm x 29 mm

Format : Vertical

Paper : Unwatermarked Adh. Gr. Coated Stamp paper

Quantity : 5,000,000 (Five millions)

Sheet : 85

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road, India

About : 

  • Kashthamandap built in the popular Nepalese architectural style, stands in the heart of Kathmandu city. The capital Kathmandu is named after its name. It is also called Marusattal by the local inhabitants.
  • This Mandapa is said to have been built out of a single tree in 12th century A.D. It stands as a masterpiece of Nepalese wood-work. In the centre of this mandapa is located the image of Guru Gorakhnath and in all four corners are installed four images of Lord Ganesha, the elephant God and Son of Siva.
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