Ghat of Makar Vahini Temple Haridwar. (Postcard)

A postally used four colour digitally printed Picture Post Card mailed from the Kumbh Post Office Haridwar to an address within Haridwar. Third card of the four-card series ‘Kumbh and COVID-19’.

Ghat of Makar Vahini Temple Haridwar. Kumbh is inscribed by the UNESCO as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of humanity. Ganga, the national river of India, is a national identity element. During Kumbh, the water of Ganga at Haridwar turns into nectar. According to astrology, a holy dip in Ganga can undo the sins of many lives. The ghat outside the Makar Vahini Temple (of the crocodile-riding-goddess i.e. Ganga) established by Shankaracharya of Kanchi Kamakoti also has a nice prayer service every evening.

21 April 2021 – Ram Navmi, birth anniversary of Lord Ram, an Avatar of Lord Vishnu (Hari).
Four colour digitally printed
200 gsm
9.5 cm x 14 cm
Dated: Dispatch 21 April 2021

Post-marks/cancellations:
a. Round cancellation stamp bearing text ‘CAMP P.O. 21.4.21 UA-3004’, the special mark for Haridwar Kumbh 2021.
b. Rectangle mark bearing text ‘CAMP P.O. UA-3004’, the special mark for Haridwar Kumbh 2021.

Postage stamps:
a. One stamp of Rs. 5 ‘SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE’.
b. One stamp of Re. 1 ‘MAHATMA GANDHI’.

Special features:
The dispatch date is the same as the date of issuance of the card. Dispatched on the third bath of Kumbh during the term of the Kumbh Post Office.

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