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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Vesak (4)

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 Festival - Subha removing her eye

Date: 03-Apr-96
Denomination: 5r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival - Subha removing her eye from 1996 in collection of Mint Stamps one in large number of items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-96023

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival - Parma and the Brahmin

Date: 03-Apr-96
Denomination: 10r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival - Parma and the Brahmin from 1996 in collection of Mint Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-96024

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 1996 (set of 4)

Date: 03-Apr-96
Denomination: 1r, 2r, 5r, 10r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 1996 (set of 4) in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-9602Z

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival. Anuradhapura Sites. Jethavana Dagoba

Date: 07-May-97
Denomination: 17r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival. Anuradhapura Sites. Jethavana Dagoba from 1997 in collection of Mint Stamps an item in the Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-97024

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival. Wall Paintings from Kelaniya Temple (1r)

Date: 30-Apr-98
Denomination: 1r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival. Wall Paintings from Kelaniya Temple from 1998 in collection of Mint Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

MS-LK-98011

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival. Wall Paintings from Kelaniya Temple (2r50c)

Date: 30-Apr-98
Denomination: 2r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival. Wall Paintings from Kelaniya Temple from 1998 in collection of Mint Stamps one in large number of items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

MS-LK-98012

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak Festival. Wall Paintings from Kelaniya Temple (17r)

Date: 30-Apr-98
Denomination: 17r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak Festival. Wall Paintings from Kelaniya Temple from 1998 in collection of Mint Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

MS-LK-98014

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2000 - arrival of cutting from Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi

Date: 28-Apr-00
Denomination: 2r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2000 - arrival of cutting from Jaya Sri Maha Bodhi in collection of Mint Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-00021

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2000 - King Devanampiyatissa

Date: 28-Apr-00
Denomination: 3r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2000 - King Devanampiyatissa in collection of Mint Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-00022

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2000 - Venerating the Jaya Sri Maha bodhi

Date: 28-Apr-00
Denomination: 10r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2000 - Venerating the Jaya Sri Maha bodhi in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-00023

 
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