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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Vesak (2)

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.

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 1976 (5c)

Date: 07-May-76
Denomination: 5c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 1976 in collection of Mint Stamps an item in the Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-76011

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 1976 (10c)

Date: 07-May-76
Denomination: 10c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 1976 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-76012

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak. Rock Carvings from Borobudur Temple (15c)

Date: 16-May-78
Denomination: 15c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak. Rock Carvings from Borobudur Temple from 1978 in collection of Mint Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-78011

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 1982 (50c)

Date: 23-Apr-82
Denomination: 50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 1982 in collection of Mint Stamps an item in the Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-82011

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 1982 (2r50c)

Date: 23-Apr-82
Denomination: 2r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 1982 in collection of Mint Stamps an item in the Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-82012

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 1987 (50c)

Date: 04-May-87
Denomination: 50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 1987 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-87011

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 1987 (75c)

Date: 04-May-87
Denomination: 75c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 1987 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-87012

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 1989 - Wall Paintings from Medawala Monastery, Harispattuwa

Date: 15-May-89
Denomination: 50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 1989 - Wall Paintings from Medawala Monastery, Harispattuwa in collection of Mint Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

MS-LK-89051

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak. Temple Paintings from Karagampitiya Subodarama (75c)

Date: 17-May-91
Denomination: 75c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak. Temple Paintings from Karagampitiya Subodarama from 1991 in collection of Mint Stamps and belongs to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

MS-LK-91011

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak. Temple Paintings from Karagampitiya Subodarama (1r)

Date: 17-May-91
Denomination: 1r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak. Temple Paintings from Karagampitiya Subodarama from 1991 in collection of Mint Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

MS-LK-91012

 
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