March 18, 2017

Sri Kanakagiri Athishaya Mahothsava - 2017

A special cover was released on 02 February 2017 on  Sri Kanakagiri Athishaya Mahothsava - 2017 at Kanakagiri.

Sri Kshetra Kanakagiri, surrounded by a fort, is a holy Jain Centre and Stone edicts and basadis (Jain shrines) dating back to 11th Century AD are found here. It has the Nishadi Caves, Sarnadhi Mantapas, inscriptions and footprints from ancient times. Sri Kshetra Kanakagiri is also known as Nakopama Shaila, meaning heaven's crest. The ancient name for this piligrim center was 'Suvarnagiri'. Located near Maleyur in Chamarajanagar District in Karnataka, the area is home to dense forests with sandalwood trees.

Cover Code: KTK/22/2017
Courtesy: Suresh Rao, Bengaluru.

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