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 Samyak Pooja
January 15, 1980

Samyak Pooja

A commemorative postage stamp on the Samyak Puja, an alms-giving Buddhist festival celebrated in Kathmandu Valley :

Dipankara Buddha (सम्यक) : Newar Vajrayana BuddhismIssued by Nepal

Issued on Jan 15, 1980 [1st Magh 2036]

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

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 30 Paisa

Colour : Bicolour (Light brown and light buff)

Size : 42.5 x 26.5 mm

Format : Horizontal

Perforation : 13½ x 13½

Paper : Unwatermarked stamp paper

Quantity : 3,000,000 (3 Million)

Sheet : 100

Process : Offset

Printer : Bruder Rosenbaum Printers, Vienna, Austria

About : 

  • The festival of Samyak Pooja, the greatest symbol of Buddhist culture to be observed at Kathmandu on the first day of Magh – the 10th month of the Nepalese calendar holds a prominent place in our cultural heritage from the hoary past. On the occasion of this great festival, which is celebrated pompously every twelfth year since the reign of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, the great, special worship and food are offered to the invited Buddhist deities and reigning sovereign.
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