Jain Postal Stamps
09/05/1988 – Dr. Karmaveer Bhaurao Patil(Jain Social Reformer and Educationalist)
Famous Jain philanthropist Dr. Karmveer Bhaurao Patil devoted his whole life to the task of rural mass education and upliftment and welfare of the depressed and down trodden, emphasizing the removal of untouchability and advocating equality. A stamp was issued on 9th May 1988 in his honor.
24/08/1991 – Jain Muni Mishrimalji
Spiritual Saint and Philosopher Jain Muni Mishrimalji was a profound orator. He had written in lot of literature in Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, Prakrit and Rajasthani languages. More than 5000 pages of prose and poetry are there to his credit. He fought against Socio-religious superstitions, evil practices and led Social reformation movement. A stamp was issued in his memory on 24th August 1991.
A `se-tenant pair’ (set of two stamps) was issued on 20th December 1994 to celebrate the centenary of Baroda Museum. The se-tenant stamp had the picture of an ancient 6th century bronze statue of Bhagwan Rishabhnath exhibited in the Baroda Museum. Bhagwan Rishabhnath is regarded as the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.
28/01/1998 – Dr. Jagdish Chandra Jain(famous Jain Writer and Educationalist)
World renowned Jain philosopher Dr. Jagdish Chandra Jain was the authority on Jain studies. He had written more than eighty books and received several awards including Soviet Land Nehru Award. He was honored by issuing a stamp on 28th January 1998.
Famous Jain saint Acharya Tulsiji took asceticism at an early age of 11 and at 22 he was appointed Acharya. He launched the “Anuvrat Movement” for reinforcement of human values in life, giving the slogan “Self discipline alone is the life”. He established Jain Vishwa Bharti and took the Herculean task of research on Jain Agamas and published their critical editions in 32 volumes. A stamp was issued on him on 20th October 1998.
The Millennium celebrations of the world famous Jain Khajuraho Temples were organized by the Indian government between March 1999 and March 2000. To commemorate the occasion this stamp issued on 6 March 1999 depicts the beautiful lady Apsara removing a thorn from her foot: The original statue is in the Parshwanath Jain Temple of Khajuraho.
Jain Raja Danveer Bhamashah was a childhood friend, a colleague and a very faithful advisor of Mewar king Maharana Pratap. Bhamashah’s loyal support was pivotal to the career of Maharana Pratap. When Maharana Pratap was defeated, Bhamashah had given his complete wealth to Maharana Pratap in his fight for India’s freedom, that too at a time when the king had lost all hopes and was hiding in mountains to save his family. On 31st December 2000 Indian Postal Department issued a set of four stamps on historical personalities which included one on Bhamashah.
On the occasion of the 2600th Janma Kalyanak (Birth Anniversary) year of the 24th Jain Thirthankara Bhagwan Mahaveer, Indian Postal Department had issued a Rs. 3/- denomination stamp on 6th April 2001. This stamp depicts the unique symbol summarizing Jain teachings of Ahimsa Paramodharma adopted with the words Parasparopagraho Jivanam by all Jain groups.
On 21st July 2001, a stamp has been issued on the historical Jain ruler Samrat Chandragupta Maurya who stands out as one among the most colorful personalities of Indian history. He conquered many states including Magadha and formed a vast Mauryan Empire with the capital at Pataliputra in 322 B.C. He established a well-organized administrative system and gave it a sound financial base, thus laying the foundation for an enduring empire. During his reign India prospered and developed a lot in the terms of Trade & Commerce, Art & Culture. Becoming disciple of Jain Muni Bhadrabahu Swami, he adopted Jainism.
18/11/2001 – Jain Film Producer V. Shantaram
On the occasion of Birth Centenary of the pioneer of Indian film industry and renouned Jain Film Producer Shri V. Shantaram a stamp was issued on 18th Nov. 2001. He was born in a reputed Jain family at Kolhapur and honored with ‘Jain Samaj Ratna’ award and also with Padmabhushan in 1992. He has been connected a with various film institutions, being a member of the Film Advisory Board and Central Board of Film Censors. He was the founder President of the Film Producers Guild of India, member of the S. K. Patil Film Inquiry Committee, and founder member of the Children’s Film Society.