Visit Nepal Series 1980

A set of three commemorative postage stamps on the tourist attractions of Nepal : Jwalaji Dailekh temple, Godavari Pond and Dhaulagiri massif :

Everlasting Flame and Temple : Padmavati and Rudramati RiversPhulchowki Hills, Lalitpur District (Kathmandu Valley)धवलगिरि : seventh highest mountain in the worldIssued by Nepal

Issued on 29 Bhadra 2037, Corresponding to 14th September 1980

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

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamps, Postal Used

Denomination :
a) 10 Paisa
b) Re. 1.00
c) Rs. 5.00

Colour : Multicolour

Size : 28 x 38 mm

Perforation : 14 x 14

Format : Vertical

Quantity :
a) 50,00000
b) 20,00000
c) 15,00000

Sheet : 2 Panes of 25 stamp per pane

Process : Offset

Printer : Secura Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

About : 

  • Jwalaji, Dailekh :– Ever burning flames, Jwalaji, from the hoary past at three places Shirshasthan, Navisthan and Padukasthan in Dailekh District, Bheri Zone hold a prominent place from religious cultural & mythological standpoint. A burning flame, Jwalaji of Shirshasthan inside a temple adjoining at the confluence of Padmavati and Rudramati rivers has been depicted in the postage stamps.
  • Godavari Pond :– The festival of Godavari Pond, situated at the foot of Phoolchoki hill in Lalitpur District is observed in the Month of Bhadra every twelfth year. On this auspicious occasion millions of people congregate here to take bath and perform their religious rites. It is a common belief that a holy bath in the pond during the period when Jupiter sets in Leo relieves people of all their sins. Godavari Pond which occupies a significant place in the religious field, has been depicted in the postage stamp being issued in the context of the Godavari festival held this year.
  • Mt. Dhaulagiri :– A 8137 meters high Dhaulagiri first of snow covered Dhaulagiri range is a peak of unparalleled beauty and enchanting attraction. The first ascent on this Mountain was made by Swiss Mountaineering team in 1960.

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