Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Postcard from India no. 4

Another UNESCO postcard from India, sent by Abhishek from New Delhi, received on 3 February 2009. Thank you!

It shows the tomb of Salim Chisti in Fatehpur Sikri, the state of Uttar Pradesh. A masterpiece of Muslim architecture, the city is unique in India as a nearly intact Mughal city.

The large beautiful Rs.5 stamp was issued on 2 May 2007 along with 5 others is a series dedicated to 2550 years of mahaparinirvana of the Buddha (the final nirvana attained at death of the physical body). About the Rs.10 tiger stamp I wrote here.

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