Teongsi Sirijunga

A commemorative postage stamp on Teongsi Sirijunga Xin Thebe (Sirijonga II), an Limbu philosopher (part of series : Poet Series 1992) :

Te-ongsi Sirijunga Xin Thebe (Sirichongba) : Sirijonga IIIssued by Nepal

Issued on Dec 31, 1992

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

Designer : Mohan N. S. Rana

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : Re. 1

Colour : 4 Colours

Size : 28 x 40 mm

Format : Vertical

Paper : Stamp Paper

Quantity : 1,000,000 (One Million)

Sheet : 50 Stamps per sheet

Process : Offset Lithography

Printer : Helio Courvoisier S.A., Switzerland

Name : Sirijunga

Born on Dec 12, 1704 at Tellok, Kuchintar, Yangwarok district, Limbuwan [now Taplejung district, Nepal]

Died on 1741 at Kalej Khola, HeeMartam, West Sikkim [now state of Sikkim, India]

About : 

  • Teongsi Sirijunga, the saint of the Kirat (Limbu) was a great religious preacher and propagator of Kirat language, religion and culture. He was born at Sinam Village in Taplejung District in 1704 V.S. He popularized “Mundhum” Scripture through the medium of Kirat language and script. He is said to have been killed by some bigoted fanatics violently against the religious faith he zealously endeavoured to propagate.

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