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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Vesak (11)

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. Anuradhapura Sites - Abhayagiri Dagoba, 103-102 B.C

Date: 07-May-97
Denomination: 3r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival. Anuradhapura Sites - Abhayagiri Dagoba, 103-102 B.C from 1997 in collection of Used Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

US-LK-97032

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival

Date: 25-May-99
Denomination: 2r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival from 1999 in collection of Used Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

US-LK-99031

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak Festival - The Maha Parinirvana

Date: 25-May-99
Denomination: 13r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak Festival - The Maha Parinirvana from 1999 in collection of Used Stamps and belongs to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

US-LK-99032

 
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Banknote-Sri Lanka 1000 Rupee - 2001
Sri Lanka 1000 Rupee - 2001
Banknote
Banknote-Sri Lanka 200 Rupee Banknote 1998 (50 years of Independence commemorative banknote)
Sri Lanka 200 Rupee Banknote 1998 (50 years of Independence commemorative banknote)
Stamp Mini Sheet
Stamp Mini Sheet-Elephants of Sri Lanka
Elephants of Sri Lanka
Stamp Mini Sheet
Stamp Mini Sheet-Vesak 2001
Vesak 2001