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A commemorative postage stamp on the International Year of Peace, recognized by the United Nations on their 40th Anniversary :

Pillars of Ashoka and Queen Maya of Sakya (mother of Gautama Buddha)Issued by Nepal

Issued on Oct 28, 1987

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

Design : The commemorative postage stamp depicts a picture of the Ashokan Pillar and the image of Maya Devi.

Designer : M. N. Rana

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Rs. 4

Colour : Multi colour

Size : 43 mm x 30 mm

Format : Horizontal

Paper : Special Stamp-paper

Quantity : 1,000,000 (one million)

Sheet : 50 Stamps

Process : Offset

Printer : Austrian State Printing, Vienna, Austria

About : 

  • Lumbini, the sacred birth-place of Lord Buddha is situated at the Rupandehi District of Western zone in Nepal. A Master Plan of Lumbini has been launched for the development of this venerated site which stands as a great pilgrimage center for Buddhists all over the world.
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July 1, 2023 8:58 am

[…] life, viz. his birth, enlightenment, first sermon and nirvana, which took place respectively at Lumbini (Nepal), Bodhgaya, Sarnath and Kushinagar, are looked upon with great veneration. Sravasti, […]

July 6, 2023 2:49 pm

[…] mirror-like polish that have survived despite centuries of exposure to the elements. Some, like the Lumbini pillar, mark the Buddha’s birthplace, while its inscriptions commemorate Ashoka’s pilgrimage to […]


[…] District Basti, Uttar Pradesh and Tilaurakot, District Taulihawa, Nepalese Terai, both near Rummindei). Before his birth, his mother, Mahamaya or Maya, of the family of the Koliyas, had a dream in […]

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