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Buddha Monthon Celebrations (1988)

 

seven lotus pedestals, symbolizing the first seven steps that the Buddha took immediately after his birth    a lotus pedestal at a bodhi tree, symbolizing the Buddha's Enlightenment

dhammachakka with five pedestals, symbolizing the first sermon to the five panjawakkih    an elongated pedestal, symbolizing the Buddha's demise or Mahaparinirvana

the walking Buddha of Phra Phutta Monthon, which symbolizes the Buddha's return from the Tavatimsa Heaven

 

 Issue Name: Buddha Monthon Celebrations
 Thai Issue Name: งานสมโภชพุทธมนฑล
 Issue Date: 1988/2531-12-05
 Cause: To commemorate the 1988 celebrations at Buddha Monthon
 Catalogue Number: 1988/48-52
 Denomination: 2 Baht, 3 Baht, 4 Baht, 5 Baht, 6 Baht
 Unused Value: 9 Baht, 10 Baht, 12 Baht, 14 Baht, 20 Baht
 Complete Set:  65 Baht (unused), 40 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 27 x 47 mm for the first four designs and 47 x 27 mm for the last design
 Quantity of Stamps: 3 million pieces for the first design and 1 million pieces each for all other designs
 Printer: Harrison & Sons Co., Ltd., England
 Subject: Stone lotus pedestals or taanphraphuttarup, and the statue of Phra Phutta Monthon, a walking Buddha which symbolizes the Buddha's return from the Tavatimsa Heaven. The pedestals represent the major stages in the Buddha's life: 1. seven lotus pedestals, symbolizing the first seven steps that the Buddha took immediately after his birth; 2. a lotus pedestal at a bodhi tree, symbolizing the Buddha's Enlightenment, i.e. marapajon or maravijaya; 3. a dhammachakka with five pedestals, symbolizing the first sermon of the Buddha given to his first five disciples or panjawakkih; 4. an elongated pedestal, symbolizing the Buddha's demise or Mahaparinirvana; 5. the last design is Phra Phutta Monthon
 Related Link: Phra Phutta Monthon, lotus, taanphraphuttarup, maravijaya, marapajon, Enlightenment, bodhi tree, dhammachakka, Mahaparinirvana, walking Buddha, Tavatimsa, Buddha, Monthon, World Fellowship of Buddhists