A commemorative postage stamp on the 200th Birth Anniversary of Lokmata Rani Rashmoni, founder of the Dakshineswar Kali Temple, Kolkata :
Issued by India
Issued on Apr 9, 1994
Issued for : The Department of Posts is happy to bring out a postage stamp to commemorate the Bicentenary of this illustrious personality.
Design Credits :
Stamp : India Security Press
First Day Cover : Shri Shanka Samantha
Cancellation : Smt. Alka Sharma, Artist Department of Posts.
Type : Stamp, Mint Condition
Colour : Single Colour
Denomination : 100 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Indigenous Un W/M Adhesive Gravure Coated Matt Paper in sheets 50.8 x 53.5 cm
Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press
Name : Rashmoni Devi
Born on Sep 28, 1793 at Kona village, North 24 Parganas, West Bengal, India
Died on Feb 19, 1861
- Rani Rashmoni also had to her credit numerous charitable works and other contributions to society. The construction of a road from Subarnarekha river to Puri for pilgrims, Babughat, Ahirtola Ghat and Nimtola Ghat for the daily bathers in the Ganges, and the substantial contributions to the then Imperial Library (now National Library) and Hindu College (now Presidency College) are a few instances of her benevolence.
- Rani Rashmoni passed away on 19th February, 1861. As in the past, the great achievements of her life will continue to inspire many a generation to come.
- Text source : Lokamata Rani Rashmoni Mission.