NEVADA (USA) : Hindus have commended Pos Malaysia Berhad for featuring Kuil Sri Kandaswamy Hindu temple of Brickfields area of Kuala Lumpur on a postal stamp.
This 60 sen (cents) stamp shows the majestic Sri Kandaswamy Temple, which was inaugurated in 1902. This Temple features huge golden Kodimaram, Vasantha Mandapam, Yagasalai Peedam, sacred pond Skandapuspakarani, sacred Kadambam tree, etc.
Distinguished Hindu statesman Rajan Zed, in a statement in Nevada today, pointed out that Hinduism was very rich in architecture and design and its architectural texts went back to pre-BCE Sulvasutra, which dealt with the geometric layout of altars. Visvakarman was regarded as the universal architect/builder who presided over Sthapatyaveda, Hindu treatise on architecture. Ancient Silpasastras gave direction on the symbolic meaning and ritual significance of the buildings.
Rajan Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, indicated that as most of the counties now housed traditionally designed Hindu temples where area Hindus regularly worshipped, postal services of these countries should step forward and issue postal stamps depicting these temples. Besides honoring these places of worship, these stamps on Hindu temples would also raise awareness of their citizens about Hinduism, oldest and third largest religion of the world with about 1.1 billion adherents and a rich philosophical thought.
Sri Kandaswamy Kovil, which opens daily at 05-30 am, performs various services, including “1008 Sangga Abishegam” for RM 1981. K. Aruljothi is the President and Parameswara Kurukkal is the Chief Priest.
Pos Malaysia Berhad is the postal delivery service in Malaysia whose history goes back to early 1800s. Mohd Shukrie Mohd Salleh is the CEO.