Friday, 14 November 2014

Stamps with Crystals - Update

Category - Touch
Subcategory - Stamps with Materials affixed - Crystals/Odd Shaped Stamps/Odd Shaped Miniature Sheet 

Niger 2014 Indian Gods - Lakshmi and Ganesha Miniature sheet with Red Swarovski Crystals

Issue date 10 September 2014 

Issued by Republic of Niger, the flower leaf shaped miniature sheet contains 2 round stamps depicting Indian Gods - Laxmi (Goddess of Wealth) and Ganesha (God of Wisdom) for the festival season which starts from Ganesh Chathurthi (29 August 2014) and ends with Diwali (22 October 2014) in India. The round stamps have been affixed with a Red Swarovski Crystal.

Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with great devotion all over India. People bring home murtis (Idols) of Lord Ganesha and celebrate the festival by worshiping the Lord in a special way for a day and a half, 5 days, 7 days or 11 days depending on the family tradition and commitment of each individual. On the last day of worship the idol is taken out in a colourful and musical procession to be immersed traditionally at a beach.

Ganesha is the one who can remove all obstacles to success. He is the giver of fortune and can help to avoid natural calamities.

Diwali is one of the most important and colourful festivals of the Hindu calendar. It is a time when charity, goodwill, family values and the love of God are celebrated and reinforced.

Diwali or Divali also known as Deepavali and the "festival of lights", is an ancient Hindu festival. The festival spiritually signifies the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, and hope over despair. Prayers are usually offered to Laxmi - Goddess of wealth and prosperity on the first day of Diwali.

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