Haridwar – View from Chandi Devi Temple. (Special Cover)

A postally used four colour digitally printed Special Cover mailed from the Kumbh Post Office Haridwar to an address within Haridwar. First Special Cover of the four-cover series ‘Kumbh and COVID-19’. Corresponding to the bath on Somvati Amavasya.

Haridwar – View from Chandi Devi Temple. Kumbh Mela (the festival of the sacred Pitcher) is the largest peaceful congregation of people on Earth, during which participants take ritual dips in the sacred river Ganga in Haridwar. Haridwar is at the mouth of a gorge from which Ganga rushes forth out of the mountain Himalayas in to the plains. To the left of Ganga is Neel, a hill of the Shivalik ranges, atop which is situated the temple of Chandi Devi, the goddess with fiery powers and slayer of demons.

12 April 2021 – Somvati Amavasya, Lord Shiva’s no-Moon night on a Monday.
Four colour digitally printed
High quality paper
10 cm x 23 cm
Dated: Dispatch 12 April 2021

Post-marks/cancellations:
a. Round cancellation stamp bearing text ‘CAMP P.O. 12.4.21 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 first bath of Kumbh during the term of the Kumbh Post Office.

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