13 December 2013

New Special Cover on Buddha




Buddha Enlightment 2556 Years, Kushinagar – 13 December 2013



SSP (Post) Gorakhpur Postal Division, Mr Alok Ojha with Buddha special cover

A special Cover on Buddha was released today on  13 December 2013  by Gorakhpur Postal Division at Kushinagar.



Kushinagar  is a district of Uttar Pradesh, about  52 km east to Gorakhpur city. It is an important Buddhist pilgrimage site, where Gautama Buddha attained Parinirvana after his death.

It is said that the Buddha had three reasons for coming to Kusinárá to die:

  1. Because it was the proper venue for the preaching of the Mahá-Sudassana Sutta;
  2. Because Subhadda would visit him there and, after listening to his sermon, would develop meditation and become an arahant while the Buddha was still alive; and
  3. Because the brahman Doha would be there, after the Buddha's death, to solve the problem of the distribution of his relics .

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: Ashwani Dubey – Gorakhpur : email : ashwani.dubey72@yahoo.com


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