Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Special Cover with Special Cancellation will be released on Maha Kumbha dip dates.

ALLAHABAD: To showcase the historical, mythical and spiritual significance of Prayag Maha Kumbh, Department of Posts has planned to issue Special Covers (envelopes), as a souvenir for devotees coming from across the world. Krishna Kumar Yadav Director Postal Services Allahabad Region said to make the event historical, the department will issue six special covers showcasing six important baths.

These will be released on Makar Sankranti (January 14, 2013), Paus Purnima (January 27), Mauni Amwasya (February 10), Basant Panchami (February 15), Magh Purnima (February 25) and Mahashivratri (March 10, 2013)

The design of the covers will portray the legacy of Mahakumbh and spirituality of the important holy 'shahisnans'. At the time of release of these covers.

Yadav added that special covers have been issued during Kumbh Melas earlier too, but it will be the first time they will be issued on the occasion of every important bath and devotees from across the world may take back these envelopes with them as a souvenir of Mahakumbh-2013.

Auspicious bathing dates for 2013 Kumbh Mela, Allahabad.

Makar Sankranti 14 January (Shahi Snan)
Paush Poornima 27 January 2013
Ekadashi Snan 6th February 2013
Mauni Amavasya 10 February 2013 (Shahi Snan)
Basant Panchami 15 February 2013 (Shahi Snan)
Rath Saptami Snan 17 February 2013
Bhisma Ekadashi Snan 18 February 2013
Maghi Poornima 25 February 2013
Mahashivratri 10 March 2013

Source : TOI

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