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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Vesak (10)

Collection of Banknotes, Stamps and Coins for Sri Lanka (& Ceylon before 1972). Collectors items related to Vesak. Vesak (Sinhalese) is an annual holiday observed by practicing Buddhists. The word Vesak itself is the Sinhalese language word for the Pali variation, 'Visakha'. Vaishakha is the name of the second month of the lunar Hindu calendar. Vesak is a public holiday in many Asian countries like Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, and also Indonesia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. The exact date of Vesak varies according to the various lunar calendars used in different traditions. In Theravada countries following the Buddhist calendar, it falls on the full moon Poya day (typically the 5th or 6th lunar month). The date varies from year to year in the Western Gregorian calendar but falls in April or May. It actually encompasses the birth, enlightenment Nirvana, and passing (Parinirvana) of Gautama Buddha. In Sri Lanka, stamps are issued every year for Vesak or Wesak as it is known.

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival. Sumu Jataku Paintings from Kottimbulwala Cave Temple

Date: 05-May-92
Denomination: 75c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival. Sumu Jataku Paintings from Kottimbulwala Cave Temple from 1992 in collection of Used Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

US-LK-92031

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival. Sumu Jataku Paintings from Kottimbulwala Cave Temple - Sama and parents in forest

Date: 05-May-92
Denomination: 1r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival. Sumu Jataku Paintings from Kottimbulwala Cave Temple - Sama and parents in forest from 1992 in collection of Used Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

US-LK-92032

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival. Sumu Jataku Paintings from Kottimbulwala Cave Temple - Sama leading blind parents

Date: 05-May-92
Denomination: 8r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival. Sumu Jataku Paintings from Kottimbulwala Cave Temple - Sama leading blind parents from 1992 in collection of Used Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

US-LK-92033

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (Ten Virtues)

Date: 07-May-94
Denomination: 1r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (Ten Virtues) from 1994 in collection of Used Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

US-LK-94011

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (Ten Virtues) - Man and elephant

Date: 07-May-94
Denomination: 2r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (Ten Virtues) - Man and elephant from 1994 in collection of Used Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, Christmas.

US-LK-94012

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (Ten Virtues) - Man surrounded by women

Date: 07-May-94
Denomination: 5r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (Ten Virtues) - Man surrounded by women from 1994 in collection of Used Stamps and belongs to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

US-LK-94013

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (Ten Virtues) - Ruler with snake charmer

Date: 07-May-94
Denomination: 17r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (Ten Virtues) - Ruler with snake charmer from 1994 in collection of Used Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

US-LK-94014

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (ten virtues) - Teacher with students

Date: 29-Apr-95
Denomination: 10r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (ten virtues) - Teacher with students from 1995 in collection of Used Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

US-LK-95022

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival - Dantika and elephant

Date: 03-Apr-96
Denomination: 2r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival - Dantika and elephant from 1996 in collection of Used Stamps and belongs to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, Christmas.

US-LK-96031

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival. Anuradhapura Sites

Date: 07-May-97
Denomination: 1r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival. Anuradhapura Sites from 1997 in collection of Used Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

US-LK-97031

 
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