Jainism In Philately- Postal Articles 

Information Courtesy

 

Mr. Sudhir Jain
Universal Cables Ltd., Satna, Madhya Pradesh-485001, India
E-Mail : mrsudhirjain@yahoo.com

 

Other than these Items, interested collectors can develop Jainism theme by aiding stamps/covers on Swastik, Vegetarianism, hunting, sixteen dreams of mother of Tirthankara, place cancellations of other Jain pilgrimage centres, Bird Sanctuary, Wild life National Parks etc.

Stamps India

 

18 - 10 - 29 Girnar (Issued by Saurashtra state - Part of India before independence)
06 - 05 - 35 Bhagwan Sheetalnath Jain Temple, Calcutta
15 - 08 - 49 Shatrunjay Temple, Palitana
01 - 07 - 66 Mediaeval Sculpture from Parshwanath Jain Temple, Khajuraho
30 - 12 - 72 Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai (Famous Jain Atomic Scientist) 
13 - 11 - 74 Bhagwan Mahavir 2500th Nirwan Anniversary (Pawapuri Jal Mandir) 
10 - 01 - 75 World Hindi Convention (Image of Jain Saraswati)
12 - 04 - 75 World Telgu Conference (Image of Jain Saraswati)
27 - 07 - 78 Kachchh Museum (Piece from old Jain Temple)
09 - 02 - 81 Gommateshwara Bahubali 1000th Anniversary, Sravanabelgola
09 - 05 - 88 Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil (Famous social reformer and Educationalist)
24 - 08 - 91 Jain Muni Mishrilalji
20 - 12 - 94 Baroda Museum - Bronze idol of Bhagwan Rishabhnath
28 - 01 - 98 Dr. Jagdish Chandra Jain (Famous Jain writer and Educationalist)
20 - 10 - 98 Jain Muni Acharya Tulsiji
06 - 03 - 99 Sculpture from Parshwanth Jain Temple, Khajuraho
31 - 12 - 00 Jain Raja Bhamashah
06 - 04 - 01 Bhagwan Mahavira 2600th Janm Kalyanak
21 - 07 - 01 Jain Historian Chandragupta Maurya
18 - 11 - 01 Jain Film Producer V. Shantaram
09 - 08 - 02 Acharaya Anand Rishi Maharaj

 

Foreign

 

23 - 08 - 79 East Germany Bhagwan Mahaveer

 

Regular Pictorial Cancellations

 

Sravanabelgola, Karnataka-573135  Bahubali (From 02 - 11 - 77)
Dharamasthala, Karnataka-574216  Jain Holy Place (From 02 - 01 - 89)
Badami, Karnataka-587201  Jain Caves (From 29 - 09 - 87)
Pattadakal, Karnataka-587221  Jain Temple (From 30 - 09 - 87)
Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh-471606  Jain Temples
Ellora, Maharashtra-431102   Jain Caves
Palitanna, Gujarat-364270, (2 Different)  Jain Temples (From 27 - 02 - 86)
Karkala, Karnataka-574104  Bahubali (From 05 - 02 - 91)
Delwara, Gujrat-313202, (2 Different)  Jain Temples
Khandgiri, Orissa-751030  Jain Caves
Phil. Bureau, Ludhiana, Panjab-141001  Bhagvan Mahaveer Clock Tower

 

Special Covers & Cancellations

 

28 - 03 - 73 Bhopal - Mappex - 73 Apsara of Parshwanath Temple Khajuraho
10 - 04 - 73 Jaipur - Rajpex - 73 Victory Tower
15 - 08 - 73 Hassan - Jalpex - 73 Bahubali
13 - 11 - 74 Pawapuri - Bhagwan Mahaveer 2500th Anniversary
14 - 06 - 75 Bangalore - Karnapex - 75 Gomateshwar
01 - 02 - 76 Satna - Gandhi Lenin Phil. Exhibition Cover & Cancellation Bears Sculpture From Jain Temple Khajuraho
10 - 10 - 76 Ludhiana - Lupex - 76 Bhagwan Mahaveer Clock Tower
12 - 11 - 76 Akola - Akopex - 76 Ancient Jain Temple at Sirpur
05 - 06 - 76 Junagarh - Sorpex - 76 Girnar Hill on Cover And Cancellation
06 - 06 - 76 Junagarh - Sorpex - 76 Girnar Hill on Cancellation
07 - 06 - 76 Junagarh - Sorpex - 76 Girnar Hill on Cancellation
27 - 07 - 78 Bhuj - Special Cover on Kachchh Museum Stamp
09 - 02 - 79 Jamshedpur - Dipex - 79 Jal Mandir Pawapuri
17 - 02 - 79 Cochin - Cochinpex - 79 Shri Chandraprabhu Jain Temple
15 - 12 - 80 Chittorgarh - Kirti Stambh in Special Cancellation
09 - 02 - 81 Shravanabelgola - 1000th Anniversary Celebration (2 Different)
17 - 10 - 81 Ahmedabad - Gujpex - 81 Girinar Hills
03 - 02 - 82 Calcutta - Panchakalyanak Mohotsav
03 - 02 - 82 Dharmasthala - Pratisthapan Mahotsava of Bhagwan Bahubali (2 Covers)
07 - 02 - 82 Patna - Bipex - 82 Parasnath Hills
05 - 03 - 84 Khajuraho - Sculpture of Adinath Temple Khajuraho in Cancellation
05 - 08 - 84 Bombay - 150th Anniversary of Shri Anantnathji Jain Temple
28 - 01 - 85 Deoghar - Panchkalyanak Mahotsav
08 - 02 - 85 New Delhi - 3rd International Jain Conference
12 - 04 - 86 Rajgir - Bhagwan Mahaveer Pratham Deshna Samarak
06 - 11 - 86 Rajgir - Gautam Gandhar 2500th Nirvan Mahotsav
27 - 12 - 86 Patna - Bipex - 86 Mahaveer Pratham Deshna Samarak, Rajgir
29 - 01 - 88 Aurangabad - Panchkalyanak Pratistha
26 - 03 - 88 Calcutta - Shri S. S. Jain Sabha Diamond Jubilee
28 - 03 - 88 Calcutta - Shri S. S. Jain Sabha Diamond Jubilee
22 - 10 - 88 Rewa - Rewapex - 82 Vegetarian Always Happy
11 - 12 - 88 Arrah - Panchakalyanak Pratistha
14 - 02 - 89 Calcutta - Panchakalyanak - Garbha Kalyanak
15 - 02 - 89 Calcutta - Panchakalyanak - Janma Kalyanak
16 - 02 - 89 Calcutta - Panchakalyanak - Tapa Kalyanak
17 - 02 - 89 Calcutta - Panchakalyanak - Gyan Kalyanak
18 - 02 - 89 Calcutta - Panchakalyanak - Moksha Kalyanak
11 - 01 - 90 Mangalore - Dharmasthala Manjayya Heggade Art Exhibition
12 - 02 - 92 Calcutta - Panchakalyanak - Garbha Kalyanak
13 - 02 - 92 Calcutta - Panchakalyanak - Janma Kalyanak
14 - 02 - 92 Calcutta - Panchakalyanak - Tapa Kalyanak
15 - 02 - 92 Calcutta - Panchakalyanak - Gyan Kalyanak
16 - 02 - 92 Calcutta - Panchakalyanak - Moksha Kalyanak
17 - 12 - 94 Calcutta - Jainpex - 94 Diamond Jubilee of Shree Jain Vidhyalaya
03 - 10 - 98 Rajgir - Veerayatan Silver Jubilee Year
05 - 10 - 98 Rajgir - Rastra Sant Upadhyaya Sri Amar Muni Maharaj
25 - 12 - 98 Chennai - Jain Fair
29 - 09 - 99 ISARI - 125th Anniversary of Ganesh Varni Ji
09 - 01 - 00 Bangalore - Karnapex - 2000 Gomteshwara
10 - 02 - 00 Venur - Bhagwan Bahubali Mastakabhisheka
08 - 04 - 00 Ujire - Felicitation to Padmabhushan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade
01 - 08 - 00 Ahmad - Nagar Birth Centenary of Acharya Anand Rishi Ji Maharaj
22 - 02 - 01 Kundalpur - Mahamastakabhisheka of Bhagwan Adinath
26 - 11 - 01 Ajmer - Ajaymerupex - 2001 Jain Kirti Stambh, Chittorgarh
30 - 11 - 01 Bhinasar - 125th Birth Anniv. of Acharya Jawaharlalji Maharaj
08 - 12 - 01 New Delhi - 70th Bitrh Anniv. of Osho(Jain Philosopher Rajneesh)
10 - 02 - 02 Malpura - Anjansalaka & Deeksha Samaroh
16 - 02 - 02 Karkala - Mahamastakabhisheka of Bhagawan Bahubali
02 - 03 - 02 Patna - Seminar on Mahaveer In Arts & Literature
25 - 04 - 02 Ajmer - 2600th Janam Kalyanak of Bhavan Mahaveer
15 - 08 - 02 Manglore - S. D. M. College of B. M. (Owned By Jain Head Of Dharmsthala)
29 - 08 - 02 Moodbidri - Jain Bhattarak Pattabhishek Utsava
02 - 10 - 02 Patna - Shrimad Rajchandraji With Gandhiji
24 - 12 - 02 Patna - TTM - 2002 Bhagvan Mahaveer And Buddha
09 - 02 - 03 Sadlaga - Panchkalayanak
11 - 02 - 03 Kolkata - 1st Death Anni. of Jain Indologist Bhanwar Lal Nahta
22 - 02 - 03 Vilholi - Nasik - Shri Dharamchakra Prabha Tirtha Anjansalaka
15 - 04 - 03 Patna - Bhagvan Mahaveer Jayanti
15 - 05 - 03 Bikaner - Jaikaran Bothra

 

Only Covers On Jainism But Not Cancellation

 

1970 Ahmedabad - printing on regular P. O. post card birth anniversary of Shri Vijay Vallabh Surishwarji
01 - 01 - 75 Bangalore - Phila Festival Cover Depict Palitana Jain Temple Stamp
17 - 09 - 76 Amritsar - Ampex - 76 Ancient Jain Sculpture
17 - 09 - 76 Amritsar - Ampex - 76 Ancient Jain Sculpture
31 - 12 - 78 Sangrur - Sanpex - 78 Jain Dharamshala
08 - 02 - 79 Baroda - Gujpex - 79 Jain Dharmshala
07 - 02 - 82 Patna - Bipex - 82 Parasnath Hills
25 - 09 - 82 Jaipur - Jaipex - 82 Dilwara Jain Temple, Mount Abu
26 - 09 - 82 Jaipur - Jaipex - 82 Ranakpur Jain Temple, Ranakpur
10 - 12 - 83 Satna - Gandhi Lenin Phil. Exhibition Cover & Cancellation Bears Sculpture From Jain Temple Khajuraho
23 - 12 - 84 Bombay - Stamco 84 Cover showing Kachchh Museum Stamp
21 - 03 - 87 Bombay - Stamco - 87 Cover showing Kachhch Museum Stamp
17 - 06 - 89 Kanpur - Kalikal Sarvagya Hemchandracharya ( 2 )
25 - 01 - 92 Bombay - Stamco - 92 Cover showing Kachhch Museum Stamp
16 - 11 - 94 Patna - Bipex - 94 Jain Dharmachakra on cover
24 - 04 - 96 Kathmandu - Inauguration of Jain Temple
14 - 09 - 00 Palanpur - Idol of Pralhadan Dev in Jain Temple, Palanpur
06 - 10 - 01 Rewa - Citpex 2001 "Preserve Wild Life" Slogan on Cover
06 - 10 - 01 Jalandhar - Stampex - 23 "Ahimsa Parmo Dharmah" Slogan on Cover
20 - 01 - 02 Kolkata - Doberlane Music Conf. (Design From Jain Sacred Book Kalpastura)
15 - 01 - 03 Mangalapex - 2003 Jain Queen Rani Abbakka Devi

 

Slogan And Meter Cancellations

 

13 - 11 - 67 New Delhi - XIX World Vegetarian Congress 1967
15 - 01 - 71 Trivandrum - Animal Welfare Week - Be Kind to Animals
06 - 05 - 75 Ootacamund - Preserve Wild Life
13 - 12 - 77 New Delhi - Animal Welfare Week - Be Kind to Animals
15 - 12 - 78 Madras - Madras SPCA - Be Kind to All Living Beings
06 - 10 - 80 Cuttak - Wild Life Week 1980
28 - 02 - 81 New Delhi - Preserve wild life
10 - 03 - 80 Bangalore - Animal Serve Man Very well. Bekind to Them
01 - 10 - 81 Calcutta - Preserve Wild Life
01 - 10 - 81 Ahmedabad - Preserve Wild Life
01 - 10 - 81 Madras - Preserve Wild Life
1981 Sravanabelgola - 1000th Anniversary - Live and Let Live
1984 Nairobi (Kenya) - Opening of Jain Temple
21 - 01 - 86 Poona - Meter Franking Gujarati - Jainam Jayti Shashnam
04 - 11 - 87 Bhilai - Bhilpex - 87 Special Cancellation - Hamare Vanya Mitra

 

Regular Meter Cancellations

 

Dharmasthala Srikshetra Office
New Delhi Kund Kund Bharti Sansthan
Jaipur Todarmal Smarak Sansthan
Allahabad Jain Baladarsh
Delhi J. M. Jaina & Bros.
Sravanbelgola S. D. J. M. I. M. Committee (Living Beings Help One Another)
Jalgaon Jains Industrial Group
Jaipur Jain Vidhya Sansthan
Ladnu Jain Vishwa Bharti

 

Maxim Card

 

27 - 07 - 78 Bhuj Airavat Kachchh Museum
09 - 02 - 81 Chandigarh Gommateshwara
20 - 10 - 98 Ahmedabad Acharya Tulsiji

 

Name of Post Offices

 

583101 Jain Cloth Market, Bellary Karnataka
416110 Bahubali Kumbhoj, Kolhapur Maharastra
144001 Chowk Jain Mandir, Jalandhar Punjab
321401 Bayana Jain Galli, Bharatpur Rajsthan
125021 Bhayani Jain Chowk, Bhivam Hariyana
201303 Jain Industrial Estate, Ghaziabad Uttar Pradesh 
802231 H.D.Jain College, Arrah H. O. Bihar
580028 Mahaveer Galli, Hubli Karnataka
322220 Shree Mahaveerjee Rajsthan
825329 Shikharjee Parasnath, Giridih Bihar
462016 Mahaveer Nagar, Bhopal Madhya Pradesh
306401 Mahaveer Udyog Nagar, Pali Rajashthan
416416 Mahaveer Nagary, Sangli Maharashtra
741127 Birnagar West Bengal
  Burdwan West Bengal
  Bada Padampura Rajasthan
  Wadhwan City Gujrat

 

Postal Stationary & Other Items

 

1. Postcard of 3 pies issued by Saurashtra State - Part of India before Independence
2. Proof of Delivery Cards of EMS Speed Post With Photo of Bahubali Statue, Dharmasthala
3. Intimation Card Of EMS Speed Post With Photo of Tribhuvan Chudamani Jain Temple, Moodbidri
4. Inland Letter with Ellora Caves Design issued on 01 - 10 - 01
5. Picture Postcard of Gommateshware Stamp Issued By Philatelic Bureau, Mysore

 

 

Stamps on Jainism

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