Vesak 2012

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Vesak-2012

  • Stamp ID : 8
  • Bulletin No : 793
  • Name : Vesak 2012
  • Date of Issue : 20120506
  • Denomination : LKR 12.00
  • Stamp Size : 41mm x 30mm
  • Sinhala Name : වෙසක් 2012
  • Selling Price : Not for Sale
  • Description : Stamp for Vesak celebration
    Vesak is considered as both a religious and cultural festival in Sri Lanka. It is celebrated on the day of the full moon in May. Vesak Day is one of the biggest days of the year in the Buddhist calendar and is celebrated by Buddhists all over the world. Buddhists commemorate the important events that took place in the life of Lord Buddha on this Vesak Full Moon Poya Day. First comes the birth of Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini in Nepal which took place under the arbor of Sat trees where queen Mahamaya gave birth to him. The second event was Siddharta Gautam's supreme attainment as the Buddha, the Enlightened One. The third event was Lord Buddha's Parinibbana over 2500 years ago at Kusinagar.

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