By Sreejesh Krishnan
Buddhism is a religion and philosophy indigenous to the Indian subcontinent that encompasses a variety of traditions, beliefs, and practices largely based on teachings attributed to Sidhartha autama, who is commonly known as the Buddha.Budhism is the one of the good theme in philately. Eastern part of Indian subcontinent issued various Special Covers on Lord Budha. Recently Bihar Postal Circle issue a Special Cover on “Lord Budha Preaching in Rajgir “ during the Nalanda Stamp Fest 2012. Lord Budha spent major part of his life in preaching with his famous five disciples “Panchavargiya” namely Vaaapa, Kaundinya, Bhaddiya, Assaji and Mahanam at Venuvan situated in the middle of five mountains namely Gridhakuta, Vaibhar, Pandav, Ratnagiri and Rishigiri of Rajgir.
On Special Cover Peace Pagoda (Shanti Stupa) on the back side of the cover and Rope way of Rajgir of Modern Bihar in the front design of the cover is also visible. Cancellation depicting 100 years of Modern Bihar on the leaf of Bodhivreeksh(Pipal).