Mansa Devi Temple – View from Neel Dhara Haridwar. (Special Cover)

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

Mansa Devi Temple – View from Neel Dhara Haridwar. Planet Jupiter completes one orbit around Sun in 12 years. Kumbh is held when Jupiter comes to enter the astrology mansion of Kumbh (Aquarius). Originally, Kumbh used to occur once-in-12-years only at Haridwar in northern India. To the right of Ganga is the hill named Bilva atop which is situated the ancient temple of Mansa Devi, the wish fulfilling goddess. Both of the hills are serviced by ropeway gondola cable car.

14 April 2021 – Baisakhi, Hindu Vikram Samvat year begins.
Four colour digitally printed
High quality paper
10 cm x 23 cm
Dated: Dispatch 14 April 2021

Post-marks/cancellations:
a. Round cancellation stamp bearing text ‘CAMP P.O. 14.4.21 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 second bath of Kumbh during the term of the Kumbh Post Office.

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