Jain Postal Stamp & Covers
Acharya Anand Rishiji Maharaj was born at Ahmednagar (Maharastra) in August 1900 and at the age of 13, committed himself to a life of spiritual pursuits and service to humanity. He was proficient in nine languages and Mastered the Jain Scriptures as well as ancient philosophical texts of Sanskrit language. His teachings were deep rooted in love, non-violence and tolerance. He had founded numerous educational and religious institutions. He was bestowed with the title of “Acharya” in the year 1965 and died in the year 1992. On his Birth centenary a stamp was issued on 1st august 2002.
A stamp was issued on 27th May 2004 on great philosopher and exceptional author Pro. Dr. Indra Chandra Shastri. He was a pursuer of individual spiritualism who was inspired by Jain Anekanta. Born on May27, 912 at Dabwali Mandi (Haryana). He campaigned against Bal Diksha, a practice of forcible adoption of poor children by Jain ascetics in Rajasthan, prevalent in those days. This resulted in the tabling of a bill in the Assembly of Bikaner. As recognition of his pioneering efforts and creative talent, he was awarded the ‘Sahitya Seva Samman’, by the Hindi Academy, ‘Sahitya Ratna Alankaran’ by the Vice-Chancellor of Delhi University and ‘Certificate of Honor’ by the President of India. Dr. Indra Chandra Shastri passed away on November 3, 1986.
Founder of the Jain Swetamber Terapanth Sect Acharya Bhikshu was a philosopher saint, perceptive writer, sensitive poet and social reformer. He composed about 38000 shlokas and his writings have been compiled in two volumes as “Bhikshu Granth Ratnakar”. He was born on the thirteenth day of the Ashad in the Vikram Samvat year 1783, in the village Kantaliya (Rajasthan). He took to ascetic life under the guidance of Acharya Raghunathjiand established the Terapanth religious Sangha on 28th June 1760. He attained eternal bliss in the Vikram Samvat year 1860 at Siriyari, Rajasthan. On 30th June 2004, Indian Postal department has issued a stamp on him.
The visionary Jain industrialist Walchand Hirachand was pioneer of India’s automobile, shipping and aircraft manufacturing sectors. He was a dreamer, a visionary, a great builder, a great leader of industry. Above all, he was a patriot, and in his own way, he was an inspiring leader of our struggle for freedom. To mark his 121st birth anniversary, Rs.5 postage stamp was released on 23rd Nov. 2004.
02/12/2005 – Jawaharlal Darda(Politician & Journalist)
Famous Jain personality of Maharashtra, late Mr. Jawaharlal Darda was a veteran freedom fighter, Congress leader and founder of the Lokmat group of newspapers. Born on 2 July 1923, Mr. Darda joined the freedom struggle at the age of 17 and participated in the Quit India Movement in 1942. He launched “Nave Jag”, a weekly newspaper in the year 1947 and “Lokmat” in 1952. He made a mark in the governance in Maharastra by his admirable handling of the portfolios of energy, industry, irrigation, health, food and civil supplies, sports, youth affairs, textiles and environment as a Minister. This stamp was issued on 2nd Dec. 2005.
08/12/2008 – Dr. Lakshmimal Sanghvi(Eminent Scholar)
21/12/2009 – Jain Acharya Vallabh Suriji
28/02/2009 – Harakchand Nahata
14/10/2009 – Ranakpur Jain Temple
14/10/2009 – Dilwara Jain Temple