10 March 2013

Festivals of India–Mahashivaratri



Greetings on Mahashivaratri  !!

Today is Mahashivaratri , a  popular festival of India and celebrated in Himachal Pradesh with great fervor. Greetings to all on this occasion. Here I share some beautiful stamps issued on Mahashivaratri,Lord Shiva and  Shiva temples.

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Lingodbhava puja is performed during this time. In Nepal, Pashupatinath Temple is very famous for celebration of Shivratri.

Maha Shivratri is a Hindu festival celebrated every year in reverence of Lord Shiva. . Shivaratri literally means the great night of Shiva or the night of Shiva.It falls on a moonless February night, and Hindus offer special prayer to the mighty Lord of Moksha. Shivratri is the night when Shiva is said to have performed the Tandava Nach or the dance of primordial creation, preservation and destruction.



Mandi (Himachal Pradesh): The festival of Mahashivratri  is marked in a unique way in this town, popularly known as Chhoti Kashi, as it sees a congregation of over 200 deities from hundreds of village temples.


It is celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day of the Maagha or Phalguna month of the Hindu calendar. . A week-long International Mandi Shivratri Fair held at Mandi  Himachal Pradesh every year is one of the major tourist attractions in the state.On this day, in all Shiva temples, the most auspicious


News from our Readers…

Academic Recognition to Philately

Dear Stamp Lovers and Philatelic Scholars,

I would like to take your kind attention on following news-

The RTM Nagpur University, Nagpur, India had issued notification for a Ph.D.* on a study of philately and postage stamp. The topic of the research work lies within subject of ‘LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE-LIS’ under Social Science faculty.

*This study attempts for the academic recognition of postage stamp as an information source. The associated hobby of stamp collecting-‘philately’ and related activities not only needs information but creates information products as well. Here through this study an attempt is made to understand postage stamps, the philately, origin, evolution and development with an approach for investigation to identify some LIS projections of philately along with prospective extension of bibliophilately to LIS philately. The work considers two case studies on bibliopilately and Indian philately. The work is based on wide survey and evaluation of philatelic organizations (national and international) and philatelic literature (print and digital mode)and the rephrased ‘Five Laws of Library’ for Postage Stamp.

The researcher may be contacted by email at < unawlakhe@ymail.com >; And / or by snail mail at [41, Gayatri Nagar, Ganeshpur, BHANDARA 441 904 M.S. India ]

: Anil Nawlakhe – Bhandara ( Maharashtra )

1 comment:

Journeymart said...

It is nice to see the culture of Maha Shivratri festival in India.
Maha Shivaratri 2014

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