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Permanent Pictorial Cancellations : Telangana

5 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.
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.
Jama-I-Osmania S.O. - 500 007, Hyderabad
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.
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