The period of late seventeenth century was an era of muted general discontent amongst the Hindu populace of Deccan. Rampant lawlessness, injustice and displaying of religious intolerance made the people secretly desire a liberator. A liberator finally arose. He promised the people a land to call their own, free of oppression and religious bigotry. A great warrior his name is not unknown to any Indian. History names him as Chhtrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
We see we observe and we perceive the nature around us! Colors are symbolic in nature. Everything on earth is colorful and uncovers a treasure of symbolism. Use of colors is nothing but an expression of faith and belief. And for a country like India which is known for its spiritual consciousness, almost everything and anything has profound meaning. Today, we will go through the colorful stamps of India where we’ll see how the blending of the colors, themes, and messages creates a beautiful mélange of the diverse Indian Culture.
The sight of horses galloping away to glory sometimes seems to be enigmatic on one hand and can also induce sparks of energy within you, on the other. These beautiful creations are in a way, a symbol of elegance, beauty, triumph and strength; a rare combination you would witness! Over many centuries, horses have been used for various purposes and have been featured on different scriptures and ancient artifacts. Today, we take a look at a set of four Indian stamps that were released depicting four horses which have an Indian origin!
Continuing from where we left last time, let’s take a look at some more Himalayan flowers that were depicted on a set of 12 Indian stamps that were released on 3rd September 2013.
There must be a reason why flowers and colours rhyme so well together! Maybe because they add that dash of much-required vibrant colour to our lives. India has been home to some of the most varied species of flowers in the world. In fact, if you were to consider just the Himalayan ranges, there is so much to explore. India Post has depicted 12 lovely flowers on postage stamps that were released as a single set on 3rd October 2013. Let’s talk about six of them today.
Kalidasa was probably one of the greatest exponents of Indian literature or Sanskrit from ancient India, whose works have earned him respect from all over the world even today. He was an active Sanskrit poet and dramatist in the 5th Century who is credited for six known genuine works namely – dramas Abhijnanashakuntala (“The Recognition of Shakuntala”), Vikramorvashi (“Urvashi Won by Valour”), and Malavikagnimitra (“Malavika and Agnimitra”); poems Raghuvamsha (“Dynasty of Raghu”) and Kumarasambhava (“Birth of the War God”); and the lyric “Meghaduta” (“Cloud Messenger”).
Music takes various forms and has the power to take you to a whole new world. India is known all over the world for its rich musical history that originated since ancient times. Different ancient scriptures and structures have mentioned about many kinds of musical instruments. Let’s take a look at some of them that have also been shown on stamps of India.
Close your eyes. What does your brain process when your eyes can’t see anything? Sound, touch, smell, taste are the remaining four powerful senses that humans possess. Each one of them adds a new dimension to what you perceive. Electric signals are sent by special sensory glands using which the brain decodes various messages for you. Stamps generally are visually appealing and activate sensors related to human sight. But there are many scented stamps around the world which also activate sensors related to smell. Let’s take a look at the four scented stamps of India that have been released by India Post Till date.
Cinema is a visual medium of storytelling that will take you to a different world altogether. Each one of us might have watched a movie which has affected us deeply from within. Some comedies make us laugh while others make us immensely emotional. Filmmakers or film directors are the captains of their respective ships when it comes to movies. Without their vision, dedication and hard work there is no way you will be able to enjoy the magic of a movie. India post has issued several stamps of India depicting some of the most celebrated filmmakers of India. Let’s take a look at some of them!
“On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag!” – Alexander Henry. One language??? Even though India is a country where exists many languages, she is one of the biggest republics in the world and is represented by one of the most incredible of flags. A National Flag is a symbol of national pride which represents hopes and aspirations of the people of a nation. Tiranga: the Indian Tricolour means a lot to the people of India and has a great significance and honour to the Indian public. This treasured possession of the Indians appears on countless stamps. On this Republic Day let us skim through our collections and see how many countries feature our Tiranga on Stamps.