Stamps on Jainism
The first stamp
on Jainism was issued in India by Saurashtra State, a part of
India before Independence on October 18, 1929. This three pies
stamp bears a view of Girnar Hills where 23rd Jain Tirthankar
Neminath Bhagwan had attained Nirvana. Girnar is an important
Jain pilgrimage centre. Indian Government issued first stamp on
Jainism on May 6, 1935 bearing Sheetalnath Jain Temple of
||This stamp, printed on 27 July 1978 for
the Kacch Museum, shows an ancient Airawat elephant
from the old Jain Temple in Gujarat.
||The Millennium celebrations of the world
famous Jain Khajuraho Temples were organised by the
Indian government between March 1999 and March 2000. To
commemorate the occasion this stamp issued on 6 March
1999 depicts the beautiful lady Apsara removing a thorn
from her foot: The original statue is in the Parshwanath
Jain Temple of Khajuraho.
||On the occasion of World Hindi Convention,
oa stamp was issued on January 10, 1975 and on the
occasion of World Telgu Conference another stamp was
issued on April 12, 1975. Both these stamps depict the
photograph of the attractive 12th century image of
Goddess Saraswathi. This idol was taken from a Jain
Temple in village Palloo, District Bikaner and presently
exhibited is National Museum, New Delhi.
||The image of the Vijay Stambh of
Chittorgarh, Rajasthan on a one-rupee stamp is one of the
16 prints of the definitive series issued on archaeology.
||The one rupee stamp bearing the photo of a
sculpture of a lady writing a letter was issued by the
Department of Posts, India on July 1, 1966 as part of the
3rd definitive series on archaeology. The sculpture is
from the famous Parshwanath Jain Temple of Khajuraho.
||World famous space scientist of India Sri
Vikram Ambalal Sarabhai was Jain. He was honored by the
Government of India by issuing a stamp on his memory on
30th December, 1972.
||The famous Jain educationalist and social
worker, Dr. Karmveer Bhaurao Patil devoted his whole life
to educating villagers. The stamp was issued on 9 May
1988 in his honour.
||The renowned Jain philosopher, Dr. Jagdish
Chandra Jain wrote more than 80 books. The stamp in his
honour was issued in January 1998
||A stamp issued in honour of
Muni Kanji swami.
||This is stamp issued in honour of
||This is a stamp of a famous Jain Tirth (temple),
Shetrunjaya Tirth, Palitana in
||A stamp of a temple in Kolkatta (Calcutta).
6, 2001, marks the completion of 2600 years of the birth
of Bhagvan Mahavir. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee
released a stamp on this occasion at the Indira Gandhi
Indoor Stadium, New Delhi. This year will be a year of
celebrations for the Jains throughout the world. The
celebrations started with the 2600th Janma Kalyanak of
Raja Bhamashah (1542-1598
A.D., approx.),a Jain, was the childhood friend, colleague and adviser
of Maharana Pratap, the legendary hero of Mewar (Rajasthan).
Bhamashilh's loyal support was pivotal to the career of the Mallarana,
right from the time his coronation. Courageous and possessing exemplary
military skills, Bhamashah played crucial roles in the numerous military
exercises of Mewar against the mighty Mughal army, including the famous
battle of Haldi Ghati. Modern historians describe him as the "Uplifter
Delhi, August 9 Indian
postal department has issued a multi-colored Rs.4/- stamp in honour of
renowned Swetamber Jain Muni Acharya Anand Rishiji Maharaj