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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Special postal covers on Maha Kumbh dip dates

ALLAHABAD: To showcase the historical, mythical and spiritual significance of Prayag Maha Kumbh, Department of Posts has planned to issue Special Covers (envelopes), as a souvenir for devotees coming from across the world.

Krishna Kumar Yadav director Postal Services Allahabad Region said to make the event historical, the department will issue six special covers showcasing six important baths. These will be released on Makar Sankranti (January 14, 2013), Paus Purnima (January 27), Mauni Amwasya (February 10), Basant Panchami (February 15), Magh Purnima (February 25) and Mahashivratri (March 10, 2013).

The design of the covers will portray the legacy of Mahakumbh and spirituality of the important holy 'shahi snans'. At the time of release of these covers.

Yadav added that special covers have been issued during Kumbh Melas earlier too, but it will be the first time they will be issued on the occasion of every important bath and devotees from across the world may take back these envelopes with them as a souvenir of Mahakumbh-2013.
Source : The Times of India, 20 Dec, 2012


  1. Let people not fool the tourists and touristers not get fooled with all sorts of package to promote tourism. The holy Kumbh is meant purely for spiritual purposes where everybody in their best of understanding take dip in the holy Ganges. It is not a place for material enjoyment. Let people not be fooled. Those who are aware and understand its purpose are welcome and take part in the spiritual event. Let this not be commercialised by greedy people in the name of tourism.

  2. This is no commercialization Dear. Try to understand the role and contribution of India Post to the rich heritage and culture of India through issuance of Special Covers and Postage stamps. India Post is continuously contributing to it without any motive of earning profit.