A commemorative postage stamp on the Lumbini Year :

Maya Devi (Buddhist) Temple : UNESCO World Heritage Site : Birth of BuddhaIssued by Nepal

Issued on May 12, 1979 [29 Baisakh 2036]

Issued by :
His Majesty’s Government
Postal Services Department
Nepal Philatelic Bureau

Designer : K. Karmacharya

Type : Stamp, Postal Used

Denomination : 1 Rupee

Colour : Yellow & Red Brown

Size : 2.90 x 3.91 cms.

Format : Vertical

Perforation : 13 x 13

Paper : Unwatermarked adhesive stamp paper

Quantity : 20,00,000

Sheet : 35

Process : Photogravure

Printer : India Security Press, Nasik Road, India

About : 

  • The Year 1979 is internationally designated as the Lumbini year. To mark this year a commemorative postage stamp brought out today on the auspicious occasion of Buddha Jayanti depicts the scene of Buddha‘s birth at Lumbini Garden. The earliest sculpture of nativity used as the central theme of the stamp is taken from the famous Maya devi temple at the sacred garden, Lumbini.