Ghat of Makar Vahini Temple Haridwar. (Special Cover)

A postally used four colour digitally printed (Special Cover) mailed from the Kumbh Post Office Haridwar to an address within Haridwar. Third of the four-cover 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
High quality paper
10 cm x 23 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:
One stamp of Rs. 5 ‘SHYAMA PRASAD MUKHERJEE’.

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

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