The long-lasting elephant-headed god, is revered not solely in India however has an enchanting historical past past its borders too, says a Lucknow philatelist Ashok Kumar, 72.
Sharing a banknote from Indonesia launched in 1998 which bears a picture of Lord Ganesha, he stated, “In Indonesia, notably in Bali, Lord Ganesha is an important a part of Balinese tradition. Individuals venerate him with devotion and incorporate his picture into numerous ceremonies and rituals.”
“Equally, Ganesha is named Phra Pikanet in Thailand and is very regarded there,” he added, sharing one other uncommon coin from Thailand launched in 2011 which additionally bears a likeness of Lord Ganesha.
“All of the images shared are from private collections of my long-lived interest,” stated Kumar, a member of Lucknow Philatelic Society and Numismatics Academy, Lucknow.
He additionally shared a particular cowl issued from america of America in 2010 on the event of Ganesh Chaturthi, in addition to sharing a specifically designed card issued from Pune, India (2022), all throughout celebrations of the Ganesha Competition.
The retired engineer has arrange a bit of museum in his Gomti Nagar home the place previous postage stamps on freedom fighters, miniature fashions and a few uncommon cash courting to 600 BC, postcards of Independence and lots of extra are on show. He stated it took him virtually 45 years to gather these, when he started amassing in 1978.