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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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