Visit Nepal Series 1974

A set of two commemorative postage stamps on the tourist attractions of Nepal : Muktinath and Peacock Window :

Vishnu temple at Mukti KshetraPujari Math : Vishva Malla (विश्व मल्ल)Issued by Nepal

Issued on 2031 Paush 16 corresponding 31 December 1974

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government,
Postal Services Dept.,
Nepal Philatelic Bureau,
Kathmandu

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination :
a) Muktinath  25 Paisa
b) Peacock window  1.00 Rupee

Colour : 4 colours

Size : 38.34 x 28.50 mm

Perforation : 13 x 13½

Paper : Unwatermarked gummed Paper

Quantity :
a) Muktinath – 1000000
b) Peacock window – 500000

Sheet : 50

Process : Litho offset

Printer : The Pakistan Security Printing Corporation, Karachi

About : 

  • Mukti Kshetra, one of the sacred Kshetras (places) of Nepal is situated at the height of more than 12,000 feet. It is 12 miles from Jomsom – a stol airport at Mustang district in Dhaulagiri Zone. This temple of Muktinath, built in a Pagoda style, is visited every year by several Hindus and Buddhists.
  • This artistic peacock window was carved during the reign of King Vishwa Malla. It is taken from a monastery popularly known as Pujari Math, just beside the temple of Dattatraya at Bhaktapur.

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