Want to buy these item(s) above, please check available
items for shopping at ThaiStampShop.com
The Celebration of 100th Birthday Anniversary of His Holiness Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand, 3rd October 2013 Commemorative Stamp (1st Series)
The Centenary of the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand
Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara was entitled the 19th and incumbent Supreme Patriarch of Thailand on 21st Aprilv1989 until the present day. He had a birth name of Charoen Khotchawat and dhamma name of Suvaddhano. He is a son of Mr. Noi and Mrs. Kimnoi and was born on Friday, 3rd October 1913 at Ban Nuea Sub-district, Muang District, Kanchanaburi Province. He was ordained as a Buddhist novice at the age of 14 in Devasangkaram Temple before moving to Bovoranives Temple in 1929. He the completed the highest level of Dhamma Studies and earned several posts in Thai ecclesiastic hierarchy. In 1956, he was appointed guardian and advisor to H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej during his royal ordination in Bovoranives Temple.
He is the first Thai monk who initiated formal and tangible missionary in overseas countries. He has been playing an active role in Buddhism evangelical movement outside Thailand. He is specialized in foreign language, especially English. He has written more than 100 books on Buddhism in both Thai and English languages. In additions, he has composed various valuable academic works, documents and Buddhism textbooks.
In order to mark the 100th Birthday Anniversary of the Supreme Patriarch of Thailand on 3rd October 2013, Thailand Post Co., Ltd. would issue two stamps collections which would be released in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Quantity of stamps: 700,000 pieces Sheet Composition: 10 stamps per sheet