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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Vesak (6)

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 2002 - Ordination of Prince Siddhartha

Date: 17-May-02
Denomination: 23r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2002 - Ordination of Prince Siddhartha in collection of Mint Stamps an item in the Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-02014

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2002 (set of 4)

Date: 17-May-02
Denomination: 3r, 4r50c, 16r50c, 23r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2002 (set of 4) in collection of Mint Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-0201Z

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2003 (2r50c)

Date: 26-Apr-03
Denomination: 2r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2003 in collection of Mint Stamps one in large number of items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-03011

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2003 (4r50c)

Date: 26-Apr-03
Denomination: 4r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2003 in collection of Mint Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-03012

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2003 (3r)

Date: 26-Apr-03
Denomination: 3r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2003 in collection of Mint Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-03013

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2003 (23r)

Date: 26-Apr-03
Denomination: 23r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2003 in collection of Mint Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-03014

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2003 (set of 4)

Date: 26-Apr-03
Denomination: 2r50c, 3r, 4r50c, 23r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2003 (set of 4) in collection of Mint Stamps and belongs to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-0301Z

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2004 - The royal Principles

Date: 30-Apr-04
Denomination: 4r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2004 - The royal Principles in collection of Mint Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-04091

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2004 - Righteous rule

Date: 30-Apr-04
Denomination: 4r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2004 - Righteous rule in collection of Mint Stamps one in large number of items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-04092

Ceylon & Sri Lanka - Mint Stamps

Vesak 2004 - Brahmin advisor meets the manawaka bandara

Date: 30-Apr-04
Denomination: 16r50c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Mint Stamp - Vesak 2004 - Brahmin advisor meets the manawaka bandara in collection of Mint Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

MS-LK-04093

 
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