In a First, Postages Featuring Indian Deities Issued In the US

February 4, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: India Journal

Targeting the large number of Hindus in the United States, an Atlanta-based company headed by an Indian-American has launched a series of custom-made postage stamps depicting Hindu gods and goddesses.

The first set of such postage stamps in denomination of 44 cents was launched in January by, the Atlanta-based firm, depicting Sai Baba, Lord Venkateshwara, Lakshmi, Murugan, Vinayaka, Shiva–Parvathi and Sri Krishna.

Such postage stamps depicting Hindu gods and goddesses have been launched for the first time in the US taking the benefit of a six-year-old law of the US Postal Service (USPS) that permit issuing of customized postages.