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Ceylon & Sri Lanka Stamps Banknotes Coins, Vesak (9)

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.

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak. Legend of Vessantara Jataka. Details of Cloth Painting from Arattana Rajamaha Vihara (temple) (35c)

Date: 23-Apr-82
Denomination: 35c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak. Legend of Vessantara Jataka. Details of Cloth Painting from Arattana Rajamaha Vihara (temple) from 1982 in collection of Used Stamps an item in the Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

US-LK-82051

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak. Legend of Vessantara Jataka. Details of Cloth Painting from Arattana Rajamaha Vihara (temple) (50c)

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

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak. Legend of Vessantara Jataka. Details of Cloth Painting from Arattana Rajamaha Vihara (temple) from 1982 in collection of Used Stamps an item in the Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

US-LK-82052

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak. Legend of Vessantara Jataka. Details of Cloth Painting from Arattana Rajamaha Vihara (temple) (2r50c)

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

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak. Legend of Vessantara Jataka. Details of Cloth Painting from Arattana Rajamaha Vihara (temple) from 1982 in collection of Used Stamps an item in the Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

US-LK-82053

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak. Life of Prince Siddhartha from temple murals at Gotami Vihara.

Date: 13-May-83
Denomination: 35c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak. Life of Prince Siddhartha from temple murals at Gotami Vihara. from 1983 in collection of Used Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

US-LK-83061

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak. The Story of King Daham Sonda from ancient casket paintings - Elephant paraded with gift

Date: 27-Apr-84
Denomination: 60c
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak. The Story of King Daham Sonda from ancient casket paintings - Elephant paraded with gift from 1984 in collection of Used Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, Christmas.

US-LK-84031

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak. Wall paintings from Samudragiri Temple, Mirissa The offering of milk rice

Date: 16-May-86
Denomination: 5r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak. Wall paintings from Samudragiri Temple, Mirissa The offering of milk rice from 1986 in collection of Used Stamps one of many items in Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

US-LK-86041

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak

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

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak from 1987 in collection of Used Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

US-LK-87031

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak - Star lanterns

Date: 04-May-87
Denomination: 5r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak - Star lanterns from 1987 in collection of Used Stamps part of Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism.

US-LK-87032

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak. Wall Paintings from Buduraja Maha Viharaya, Wewurukannala - King Daham Sonda

Date: 02-May-90
Denomination: 8r
Country: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Used Stamp - Vesak. Wall Paintings from Buduraja Maha Viharaya, Wewurukannala - King Daham Sonda from 1990 in collection of Used Stamps belonging to Catagories: Vesak, Buddhism, History & Archology.

US-LK-90041

Sri Lanka used stamps

Vesak. Temple Paintings from Karagampitiya Subodarama

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

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

US-LK-91011

 
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