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Important Buddhist Religious Day - Makha Bucha Day (1996)

 

Temiya lifting up Sunanda's chariot whilst he was digging a grave     Mahajanaka rescued by Mekala after being shipwrecked

Suwannasahm shot by King Kabilayakkaraja who was hunting for deer     Nemiraja visiting hell in Indra's chariot accompanied by Matulih

 

 Issue Name: Important Buddhist Religious Day - Makha Bucha Day
 Thai Issue Name: ชุดวันสำคัญทางพุทธศาสนา (วันมาฆบูชา)
 Issue Date: 1996/2539-03-03
 Cause: To commemorate the annual Makha Bucha Day
 Catalogue Number: 1996/7-10
 Denomination: 2 Baht, 6 Baht, 8 Baht, 9 Baht
 Unused Value: 5 Baht, 9 Baht, 12 Baht, 14 Baht
 Complete Set:  40 Baht (unused), 30 Baht (used)
 Thailex Collection: Unused set
 Size: 33 x 48 mm
 Quantity of Stamps: 2,500,000 pieces for the first design; 2,000,000 pieces for each of the other designs
 Printer: Joh. Enschedé Stamps, Security Printers B.V., The Netherlands
 Subject: Scenes from the jataka stories: 1. the bodhisatta as Prince Temiya, lifting up the chariot of the royal charioteer Sunanda, whilst the latter was digging a grave to bury the prince alive on the orders of the king; 2. the bodhisatta as Prince Mahajanaka, whom after being shipwrecked in the middle of the ocean, is rescued by Mekala; 3. Suwannasahm accidentally hit by an arrow shot by King Kabilayakkaraja, who was hunting for deer; 4. the bodhisatta as Prince Nemiraja visiting hell in Indra's chariot accompanied by the charioteer Matulih
 Related Link: Makha Bucha, jataka, bodhisatta, Temiya, Mahajanaka, Mekala, Suwannasahm, Nemiraat Chadok, Indra, Matulih