February 5, 2016

Mahapex - 2016 - Special Covers (2)

Mahapex-2016, Maharashtra State Level Philatelic Exhibition was held from 16th to 18th January  2016 at Nasik. 2 special covers were released on 17th January.

Kalaram Mandir : The Kalaram Temple is an old Hindu shrine dedicated to Rama in the Panchavati area of Nashik city. The temple derives its name from the statue of Lord Rama that is black. The literal translation of kalaram means black Rama. The sanctum sanctorum also houses the statues of goddess Sita and God Lakshmana. 

City of Grapes – Nashik : Nashik is in northern Maharashtra at 700 mtrs from the  sea level. The river Godavari originates 24 km from Brahmagiri Mountain, Tryambakeshwar, Nashik and flows along the northern boundary of the city through the old residential settlement. The soil of Nashik is primarily black which is favorable for agriculture. Nashik is famous for grapes, onions, and tomatoes. Nashik is famous for its table grapes and known as the Wine Capital of India.

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

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