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New Commemorative Issue: 2018: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« on: March 13, 2015, 05:57:06 PM »
Source: PIB

Nabakalebar Rath Yatra, 2015 to be Promoted as International Tourism Event

Tourism Ministry in coordination with the Petroleum Ministry shall take several measures for international branding and promotion of the Nabakalebar Rath Yatra The Petroleum Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan held a review meeting with Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma in which Secretaries of Ministry of Culture and Tourism were also present. It was decided that the Ministry of Culture will bring out Coffee Table Book and also make special documentary on the Rath Yatra. Coins and stamps will also be issued to commemorate the yatra. The 2015 Rath Yatra has been named Nabakalebar Rath Yatra as this comes after 19 years.

Speaking on the occasion, Petroleum Minister Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan informed that detailed discussions were held today for making smooth arrangements for the event. He informed that Tourism Ministry has already sanctioned Rs. 50 crore and Central Government will also supplement budgetary support as per the requirements of the event. Lakhs of people would be visiting the Nabakalebar Rath Yatra and Government is committed to making glitch free arrangements for the event.

Mr. Pradhan said that all the stakeholders including Odisha State Tourism, Tourist guides, hospitality industry people, travel industry and the Culture & Tourism Ministry of the Government of India will make consolidated efforts to promote this even an international tourism event.

Tourism Minister Dr. Mahesh Sharma informed that his Ministry was making efforts to utilise the 450-km long coastal belt for promoting tourism in Odisha. He informed that discussions revolved around making suitable arrangements to make this a memorable event.

Both Petroleum Minister Mr. Pradhan and Tourism Minister Dr. Sharma shall undertake a two-day visit to Odisha on 20th and 21st March to review the preparations for the Nabakalebar Rath Yatra.

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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2015, 05:57:39 PM »
Whether the coin will really be released or remain as a press release only time will tell ....
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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2015, 11:09:53 PM »
Could someone please explain what Nabakalebar Rath Yatra is? I am also curious to know what a tourism ministry and a petroleum ministry could possibly have in common ???

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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2015, 11:51:58 PM »
Petroleum minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, belongs to Odisha.

Rath Yatra is an annual religious festival of Odisha state and usually a very large gathering of people from all over the world takes place in Puri, Odisha.

About Nabakalebar, see

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabakalebara

This happens once in 12 to 19 years in the year which has two months (Adhika masa) of Ashadha and as per the Hindu Calendar, is auspicious for conducting the ceremony. The usual correction in lunar year for correcting it ( some thing like leap year every four year but not every hundredth year, in solar year calendars).

For rituals, see

http://www.rathyatra.org/nabakalebar-car-festival.html

Puri is one of the four Dhams of Hinduism, a status very much like what Vatican enjoys among Christians.

This year, about 5 million persons are expected to be present there on 18th July.


Regarding issue of coins, it is a recommended subject from Odisha.

The recommendations are given by each state and final decision taken by appropriate committee in Govt. of India.

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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2015, 12:07:27 AM »
Thank you, Pabitra. Interesting reading. I also understand now its the petroleum minister, not the petroleum ministry that is involved here.

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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2015, 10:50:55 AM »
It appears a circulating commemorative of Rs 10/- bimetallic has been approved for the occasion.

Also, the Gold coin, as announced by the new Prime Minister may also be issued at the same time.

See

http://www.nyoooz.com/bhubaneswar/111205/designs-of-gold-coin-postal-ticket-for-nkalebar-okayed

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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2015, 11:33:10 PM »

Image via Twitter: @kumarsoumendra1
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future" - John F. Kennedy

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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2015, 03:21:22 AM »
10 Rupees coin appears to be imagination of the artist.
Currently, the standard design involves Rupees symbol to be used instead of words in English and Hindi.

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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2015, 11:00:44 AM »
If the coin has the image of God then again it will go into litigation like Mata Vaishno Devi, PIL Pending in Delhi  High Court   

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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2015, 12:29:10 PM »
Not in Modi's time.

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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2015, 03:02:28 PM »
No release took place today.

But then, in India, things never happen on time.

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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2015, 05:56:05 AM »
Its strange. Sometimes the release is quite ahead of the actual event, and then at times much later.
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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2015, 04:24:06 PM »
Postal stamp was released today in Puri, when will be the coin released

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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #13 on: July 19, 2015, 04:20:33 AM »
Quite a few issues still pending for release ... hopefully this will be sooner
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Re: New Commemorative: Nabakalebar Rath Yatra
« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2016, 07:33:22 AM »
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Sri Jagannath Nabakaleb

Government of India is very soon going to release coins to commemorate Sri Jagannath Nabakalebar festival, the event which occurs once in 19 years. The Denomination of coins is Rupees 1000 and Rupees 10. Proof and UNC sets will be issued for the collectors from the Indian Government mint. These will be available at a premium price determined by mint for pre- booking. The five Rupees coin will be issued for general circulation.

Details of coins:

Mint     : India Government Mint, Kolkata (A Unit of Security Printing & Minting Corporation of India Ltd.)

Denomination: Rs.1000

Weight                         : 35 gms

Shape                         : Circular

Size diameter  : 44 mm

Composition    : Quaternary alloy: Silver 50 %, Copper 40 %, Nickel 5 % & Zinc 5 %

 

Denomination  : Rs.10 (Bi-metallic)

Weight                         : 7.71gms

Shape                          : Circular

Size dia           : 27 mm

Composition    : Outer ring metal composition:Aluminium Bronze (Copper- 92%, Aluminium- 6%, Nickel- 2%),

                        Centre piece metal composition:Cupro Nickel (Copper- 75%, Nickel- 25%)