Prime Minister Modi unveils commemorative postage stamps and a book on the Ram Temple
The stamp book aims to highlight the global significance of Lord Ram, featuring stamps from over 20 countries in its 48 pages.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled a set of commemorative postage stamps dedicated to the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, along with a book that showcases stamps from various countries honoring the revered deity.
The detailed design of the stamps encapsulates the essence of Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Mandir, featuring six distinctive components. These elements comprise the Ram Mandir, the timeless Choupai ‘Mangal Bhavan Amangal Hari’, a luminous representation of the sun, the sacred Saryu River, and sculptures located in and around the temple.
The collection comprises six stamps representing significant figures and elements from the Ramayana. These include the Ram Temple, Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman, Jatayu, Kevatraj, and Ma Shabri.
In a video statement, Prime Minister Modi expressed, “Today, I had the chance to participate in another program related to the Ram Mandir Pran Pratishtha ceremony. Six postage stamps dedicated to the Ram Temple were released, along with a book featuring stamps issued worldwide on Lord Ram.”
“Regardless of one’s religion or caste, Lord Ram, Goddess Sita, and the stories of Ramayana hold a universal connection. Ramayana imparts lessons about the triumph of love over challenges, creating a bond with humanity worldwide. This is why it has garnered interest across the globe,” he remarked.
Officials mentioned that every stamp is embellished with an elegant touch, incorporating a gold leaf depicting sun rays and the Choupai, imparting a regal element to the entire miniature sheet.
What distinguishes these stamps is the integration of the ‘Panchabhutas’ or the five physical elements – sky, air, fire, earth, and water. Through diverse design elements, the stamps represent the seamless harmony of Panchamahabhutas, considered fundamental for all manifestations in Hindu philosophy.
Alongside the stamp release, there is a 48-page book that illuminates the global significance of Lord Ram. The book displays stamps issued by over 20 countries, encompassing the United States, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, Cambodia, and even international organizations like the United Nations. This compilation seeks to emphasize the widespread appeal and impact of Lord Ram on various societies worldwide.