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Permanent Pictorial Cancellations : Andhra Pradesh

10 Permanent Pictorial Cancellations are known.

Hyderabad G. P. O. - 500 001
Date of Introduction: 21.04.1975
Hyderabad is situated on the banks of the Musi River. It was established in 1591 CE by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, fifth sultan of the Qutb Shahi dynasty of Golkonda. It remained under the rule of the Qutb Shahi dynasty until 1687, when Mughal emperor Aurangzeb conquered the region and the city became part of the Mughal empire. In 1724 Asif Jah I, a Mughal viceroy, declared his sovereignty and formed the Asif Jahi dynasty, also known as the Nizams of Hyderabad. The Nizams ruled the princely state of Hyderabad in a subsidiary alliance with the British Raj for more than two centuries. Hyderabad is a tourist destination and has many places of interest, including Chowmahalla Palace, Charminar and Golkonda fort. The Charminar, built in 1591 CE, is a monument and mosque located on the east bank of Musi river. The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad. The cancellation depicts famous Charminar.
Warangal G. P. O. - 506 002
Kakatiya Gate (Kirti Torana)
Date of Introduction: 01.08.1975
Warangal also known as Orugallu, and Ekasila Nagaram is located 148 kilometres northeast of Hyderabad. Warangal is the erstwhile capital of ancient Andra Pradesh during 12th to 14th century. It is one of the fine example of Kakatiya architectur eand popular tourist attraction in Andra Pradesh.On 28 February 2013, Warangal was accorded World Heritage city status by UNESCO. The Thousand Pillar Temple is one of the very old temples of South India, near the Hanamkonda-Warangal highway that was built by the kakatiyas. It stands out to be a masterpiece and achieved major heights in terms of architectural skills by the ancient kakathiya vishwakarma sthapathis. The cancellation depicts one of the Kirti toranas of Kakatiya Dynasty also known as Kakatiya Gate.
Tirupati H. O. - 517 501
Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple Gopuram
Date of Introduction: 14.10.1975
Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural city in the Chittoor district. It is the largest city in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati is famous for the richest temple Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, located about 20 kilometres north west of Tirupati in the Tirumala hills. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the World, the temple draws millions of pilgrims and is the busiest pilgrimage centre in the world. There is no clear history on the origin of the temple of Lord Venkateshwara, but it was maintained and upgraded by various kingdoms. These include the Pallava Kingdom around 9th Century AD, Chola Kingdom around 10th century AD and the latest one being Vijayanagara Empire around 14th to 15th century AD. It was during the rule of Vijayanagara Empire that the temple received increased contributions. The cancellation depicts Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple Gopuram.
Rail Nilayam S.O. (Secunderabad) 500 071
Rail Nilayam HQ South Central Railway
Date of Introduction: 11.02.1976
Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad, is the Land Mark Building, housing Zonal Head Quarter Office of South Central Railway was inaugurated with ground floor to third floor in the year 1968 and fully completed in the year 1972. The cancellation design depicts Railway Engine.
Bhadrachalam H. O. - 507 111
Bhakta Ramadas
Date of Introduction: 09.04.1976
Bhadrachalam is situated on the banks of the river Godavari, is an important site of pilgrimage for Hindus. Here the presiding deity is Lord Rama. Bhadrachalam town has a documented history of Lord Sri Rama temple constructed in the year 17th Century CE. The present town is situated in an area, which once formed part of the Dandakaranya forest,said to be visited by Sri Rama, Sita and Lakshmana during their exile (vanavasam). The jungle in the vicinity of the temple was the actual site of Rama's retreat and it was at the Parnasala (32 km from here) that he built a hut for himself and Sita and from where Sita was abducted by Ravana. Bhadrachalarama temple was constructed by Kancharla Gopanna popularly known as Bhakta Ramadas in the year 1674 A.D. Kancharla Gopanna, popularly known as "Bhakta Ramdas", a fervent devotee of Rama, was born to Linganna Murthy and Kamamba in Nelakondapalli village of Khammamett Taluk in 17th century (1620 AD). The cancellation depicts Bhakta Ramadas.
Sriharikota Range S.O. - 524 124
Date of Introduction: 20.04.1976
Sriharikota is a barrier island off the coast of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Sriharikota separates the Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal. It houses India's only satellite launch centre in the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (also known as SHAR) and is used by the Indian Space Research Organisation to launch satellites using multi-stage rockets such as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle. The cancellation depicts radar. As per the information provided by a philatelist, this cancellation is no longer available at Sriharikota Range S. O.
Jama-I-Osmania S.O. - 500 007
The College of Arts, Osmania University.
Date of Introduction: 11.10.1976
The Osmania University is a public state university located in Hyderabad, which was founded in 1908. It was established and named after the last Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan. It is the first Indian university to have Urdu as a medium of instruction. The Osmania University is one of the largest university systems in the subcontinent with over 300,000 students on its campuses and affiliated colleges. It is particularly known for its faculty of Engineering and Technology, Law, Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Management departments. The College of Arts, one of the top 15 in the country, is an architectural heritage structure similar to College of Sultan Hassan in Cairo, Egypt. The cancellation depicts The College of Arts. As per the information provided by a philatelist, this cancellation is no longer available at Jam-I-Osmania S. O.
Tirumala S. O. - 517 504
Date of Introduction: 06.11.1976
Tirumala Permanent Pictorial Cancellation

Tirumala is a hill town in Chittoor district. The town is home to Sri Venkateswara temple, dedicated to the Lord Venkateswara Swamy and a major pilgrimage center for Hindus. Tirumala is situated 26 kilometres north of Tirupati and 86 kilometres north-east of Chittoor. Tirumala is the combination of two words: Tiru meaning 'holy' or 'sacred' and mala meaning 'hill' in Tamil, translating to holy mountain.

Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya or Annamayya (May 9, 1408 - February 23, 1503) was the official songmaster of the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple and a Telugu composer who composed thousands of keertana songs many of which were in praise of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swami. The musical form of the keertana songs that he composed have strongly influenced the structure of Carnatic music compositions which are still popular among Carnatic music concert artists. Annamacharya was born in Tallapakaa remote village in kadapa district. He has composed about 32,000 sankeerthanas on lord venkateshwara out of which only 12,000 are available today. The cancellation depicts

Srisailam S. O. - 518 101
Date of Introduction: 07.03.1978
Srisailam is a holy town and mandal, situated in Nallamala Hills of Kurnool district. It is on the banks of River Krishna, about 212 km south of Hyderabad. Srisailam Dam, located about 212 km from Hyderabad and 132 km from Nandyal, is a multipurpose dam built across River Krishna and caters to the irrigation and power needs of the state. Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy (a form of Shiva) and Devi Bhramaramba (a form of Parvathi) is located here and it is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The cancellation depicts Gopuram of the Temple. As per the information provided by a philatelist, this cancellation is no longer available at Srisailam S. O.
Visakhapatnam H. O. - 530 001
Dolphin's Nose Light House
Date of Introduction: 10.04.1982
Visakhapatnam is a port city on the southeast coast of India. The city was named after Visakha, the Hindu god of valour. It is nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of Bengal on the east. Visakhapatnam is protected from the sea on the south by Dolphin's Nose Hill. Dolphin's Nose is the most prominent and unforgettable landmark in Visakhapatnam. It is a single and massive hillock of more than 350 mts height, resembles the Dolphin nose hence the name. It protects the Visakhapatnam Harbour as well as the Head Quarters of Eastern Naval Command. Visakhapatnam Port Trust's, Light House is situated on top of the hill and guides the approaching ships to Visakhapatnam. The cancellation depicts Dolphin's Nose Light House of Visakhapatnam.
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