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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Vesak (5)

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 2000 - Planting the cutting

Date: 28-Apr-00
Denomination: 13r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2000 - Planting the cutting in collection of Mint Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-00024

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2000 (set of 4)

Date: 28-Apr-00
Denomination: 2r, 3r50c, 10r, 13r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2000 (set of 4) in collection of Mint Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-0002Z

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2001 - Sri Nagadeepa Chaithya

Date: 07-Apr-01
Denomination: 2r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2001 - Sri Nagadeepa Chaithya in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-01021

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2001 - Muthiyangana Chaithya

Date: 07-Apr-01
Denomination: 3r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2001 - Muthiyangana Chaithya in collection of Mint Stamps an item in the Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-01022

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2001 - Kirivehera, Kataragama

Date: 07-Apr-01
Denomination: 13r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2001 - Kirivehera, Kataragama in collection of Mint Stamps and belongs to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-01023

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2001 - Sri Dalada Maligawa

Date: 07-Apr-01
Denomination: 17r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2001 - Sri Dalada Maligawa in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-01024

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2001 (set of 4)

Date: 07-Apr-01
Denomination: 2r, 3r50c, 13r50c, 17r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2001 (set of 4) in collection of Mint Stamps and belongs to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-0102Z

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2002 - Rock Paintings

Date: 17-May-02
Denomination: 3r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2002 - Rock Paintings in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

MS-LK-02011

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2002 - Queen Mahamaya's dream

Date: 17-May-02
Denomination: 4r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2002 - Queen Mahamaya's dream in collection of Mint Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-02012

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2002 - Birth of prince Siddhartha

Date: 17-May-02
Denomination: 16r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2002 - Birth of prince Siddhartha in collection of Mint Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-02013

 
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