Thursday, June 16, 2016

Another Stamp on Yoga Day: Surya Namaskar #IDY2016

Update on 03 Jul 2016: Here's an image of the Surya Namaskar stamps sheetlet
 A set of 12 stamps will be released on 20th or 21st June 2016 to celebrate International Day of Yoga. The theme of the stamps this year is Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation. There are a total of 12 poses that form one Surya Namaskar. The set of stamps depicts each pose in individual stamps. Six stamps are of Rs 5 denomination and another six are Rs 25 each. A miniature sheet with 12 stamps (Rs 180) and a sheetlet of 24 stamps (Rs 360) will also be released along with individual full panes of  stamps. Here's an image of the miniature sheet. There are two stamp packs associated with this stamp release that India Post is selling on ePostOffice. One pack for Rs 1500 contains a miniature sheet, a sheetlet, a first day cover and a brochure and another pack contains 12 full panes of stamps (45 stamps each pane) for Rs 8300.
Surya Namaskar Postage Stamps: International Day of Yoga 2016
Pic Courtesy: Kasinath R. on Twitter
Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation comprises of the following 12 poses:
1. Pranamasana (Salutation Pose)
2. Hasta Uttanasana (Raised Arms Pose)
3. Hastapaadasana (Hand to Foot Pose)
4. Ashwa Sanchalanasana (Equestrian Pose)
5. Parvatasana (Mountain Pose)
6. Ashtanga Namaskar (Eight Limbs Pose)
7. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose)
8. Parvatasana
9. Ashwa Sanchalanasana
10. Hastapaadasana
11. Hasta Uttanasana
12. Pranamasana


  1. The Legendary singers of India issue has leaked and is selling at exorbitant prices on ebay! If that was not enough, another costly issue! The blocks of 4 collectors like me will have to shell out atleast 750 rupees for this one! I shudder the amount complete issue collectors will have to sell out?

    Why so much inconsistency in pricing? I understand if 1-2 stamps were priced at 25 but 6 of them??

    And I used to think the government wants to promote philately at school level!

    Well done India post, well done!!

  2. Is the Sheetlet image available?

  3. Let's wait as see if the Legendary Singers stamp ever get released. Higher stamp denominations could result in lower overall stamp sales as well. That said, stamp collection is typically an expensive hobby specially in the developed countries. Historically, stamp prices in India have been low, but its possible that stamp collection could become more expensive over the next few years. The sheetlet image has not yet been seen, but its likely to contain two sets of 12 stamps each.

  4. Please confirm size of First Day Cover..

  5. I guess it could be in the size of 100 years of Indian cinema fdc.

  6. And on the 2nd day of the sale itself, many 5 rs. stamps are sold out! Many people are buying large quantities of 5 rs. stamps for no apparent rhyme or reason!

    What's going on India Post??