Saṃskṛtam (Sanskrit) known as “Divine Speech” and “Language of the Gods” in Indian tradition is the source of later languages of India. Precision is its beauty. “Philately” (Fr: Philatélie) is the study of postage stamps. The legacy that Sanskrit has left to us is India's legacy. Displayed here are Stamps, Covers, Post Cards & Postmarks which have a bearing on Sanskrit. Translators and Promoters of Institutions are included. However, holders of a degree in Skt and quoters are excluded.
Saturday, March 28, 2015
100 Years of Service to the Blind, 1987 - First Day Cover
A set of 2 stamps were released by the Department of Posts on 15.10.1987 to feature the Centenary of Service to the Blind.
The First Day Cover (FDC) has the motto : “तमसो मा ज्योतिर्गमय” - (tamaso mā jyotir gamaya) meaning -- "Lead me from darkness to light".This is a mantra
from one of the principal Upaniṣads, viz.,
the Bṛhadāraṇyaka, 1.3.28 which forms part
of the Śukla-Yajurveda.
Though the context in the Upaniṣad is something different, the literal meaning very aptly suits the occasion.