21 March 2015

New special cancellation


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Two day philatelic exhibition NAINIPEX-2015 was held in the historical Shelley Hall of Nainital State Guest House from 20 to 21 March 2015. It was inaugurated by Prof. HS Dhami, Vice Chancellor of Kumaon University. A special cancellation on "Naina Devi Temple" designed by Rajesh Verma was released during the occasion.

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Naina Devi temple in Nainital is located on the northern shore of Naini lake. The presiding deity of the temple is Maa Naina Devi represented by two Netras or eyes. Nainital is  one of the 64 Shaktipeeths, where one of the body parts of Goddess Sati fell, when Lord Shiva carried her body. In Nainital, the (eyes)  naina of the Goddess are tacit to have fallen.

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The exhibition was witnessed by large number of school children. A philatelic workshop was conducted by Abhai Mishra for the school children. 

- Abhai Mishra , Dehradun

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