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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Vesak (3)

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. Temple Paintings from Karagampitiya Subodarama (2r)

Date: 17-May-91
Denomination: 2r
Country: Sri Lanka

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

MS-LK-91013

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival. Verses from the Dhammapada (75c)

Date: 30-Apr-93
Denomination: 75c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival. Verses from the Dhammapada from 1993 in collection of Mint Stamps one in large number of items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-93031

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival. Verses from the Dhammapada (1r)

Date: 30-Apr-93
Denomination: 1r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival. Verses from the Dhammapada from 1993 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-93032

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival. Angulimala praying

Date: 30-Apr-93
Denomination: 10r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival. Angulimala praying from 1993 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-93033

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival 1994. Dasa Paramita (5r)

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

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival 1994. Dasa Paramita in collection of Mint Stamps an item in the Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-94023

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival 1994. Dasa Paramita (17r)

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

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival 1994. Dasa Paramita in collection of Mint Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-94024

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (ten virtues). Catching falling man

Date: 29-Apr-95
Denomination: 2r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (ten virtues). Catching falling man from 1995 in collection of Mint Stamps an item in the Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-95011

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (ten virtues). Stopping man digging

Date: 29-Apr-95
Denomination: 17r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival. Dasa Paramita (ten virtues). Stopping man digging from 1995 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-95012

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival

Date: 03-Apr-96
Denomination: 1r
Country: Sri Lanka

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

MS-LK-96021

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival - Dantika and elephant

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

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

MS-LK-96022

 
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