Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Thursday, unveiled commemorative postage stamps dedicated to the Ram temple in Ayodhya and a stamp book featuring Lord Ram from across the globe. The intricate design of the stamps encapsulates the essence of the Ram temple, including the chaupai 'Mangal Bhavan Amangal Hari,' the Sun, Saryu river, and sculptures in and around the temple.
The stamp book aims to showcase the global reverence for Lord Ram, spanning 48 pages and covering stamps issued by over 20 countries. These include the US, New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, Cambodia, and international organizations like the UN. The six stamps featured in the book represent the Ram temple, Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman, Jatayu, Kevatraj, and Ma Shabri, each depicting a unique facet of the revered deity.
Intricacies like a gold leaf of sun rays and 'chaupai' contribute to the grandeur of the miniature sheet. The design further incorporates the five physical elements - sky, air, fire, earth, and water - symbolizing their harmonious interplay, an essential aspect for all manifestations.
This commemorative release not only honors the cultural and religious significance of the Ram temple but also underscores the widespread admiration for Lord Ram on an international scale through the featured stamps from diverse nations.
(With Agency Inputs)