Vegetable Seller (Postcard)

A postally used four colour digitally printed Picture Post Card mailed from the Kumbh Post Office Haridwar to an address within Haridwar. Second card of the four-card series ‘Rishikesh & Haridwar: Kumbh & COVID-19’. Corresponds to the traditionally second bath of the Kumbh.

Vegetable Seller. Adherents practice silence (Maun) this day. Ritual bathing is much preferred. Yogins find the day amenable to their Kundalini practices. Mauni Amavasya is also a day for ritual bathing. The Rishikesh-Haridwar region is very fertile. Fruits and vegetables grown locally are sold on push-carts within the day of plucking. Most of these are sold by weight. The four-wheeled push-carts are moved around and the seller takes that to his home in the evening.

11 February 2021 – Mauni Amavasya, the last no Moon night of the Hindu year.
Four colour digitally printed
300 gsm
9.5 cm x 14 cm
Dated: Dispatch 30 April 2021, Receiving 01 May 2021

Post-marks/cancellations:
a. Round cancellation stamp bearing text ‘CAMP P.O. 30.4.21 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.
c. Round stamp by the receiving (addressee) post office bearing text ‘JAWALAPUR (both in Hindi and English) 249407 1.5.21 HARDWAR’.

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

Special features:
Dispatched on the last day of the Kumbh.

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