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Postal Stamps to Commemorate Sri Vedanta Desikan

In order to commemorate the 750th birth anniversary of Sri Vedanta Desikan, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu unveiled a postage stamp in New Delhi.
Postal Stamps to Commemorate Sri Vedanta Desikan
  • The stamp has been released by the Indian postal department.
  • The releasing of the commemorative postage stamp is aimed towards inspiring the younger generation to practice humanism, peace and compassion propagated by the great saint and spiritual icon.

About Sri Vedanta Desikan:

  • Born in 1268 CE, he was a Sri Vaishnava philosopher and one of the most brilliant stalwarts of Sri Vaishnavism in the post-Ramanuja period.
  • He was an awardee of Vedanta Desika (supreme teacher of the conclusion of all knowledge).
  • He also received titles such as 'Kavitarkika-Kesari' and 'Kavitarkika-Simham' (Lion amongst poets); and 'Ramanuja-Daya-Patram'.
  • The most essential feature of his philosophy is the 'aspect of inclusion' which means anyone, irrespective of any caste or creed could join Sri Vaishnava fold.
  • The basis of his spiritual teachings was peace and humanity.

Question:

Q. In order to commemorate the 750th birth anniversary of which philosopher and poet, Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu unveiled a postage stamp in New Delhi?
a. Sri Ramanuja
b. Sri Vedanta Desikan
c. Sri Thiruvalluvar
d. Sri Aurobindo
Postal Stamps to Commemorate Sri Vedanta Desikan Postal Stamps to Commemorate Sri Vedanta Desikan Reviewed by Neha on May 05, 2019 Rating: 5

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