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Ashoka Pillar is which is now broken is preserved inside a glass enclosure inside the Sarnath excavation site.
It belongs to the Ashoka Period which was believed to be from 268 to 232 BCE.
Ashoka Pillar is carved out of stone, was built to mark...More
If you don't know who Ashoka was and what he means to Indian history and Buddhism, this will look like just a bunch of broken rocks. If you do know the history - it is moving to see this, knowing there were so many erected...More
The Ashoka Pillar is a part of the archaeological excavation site in Sarnath. The site is very historical and is worth a visit.
The pillar now lies in multiple pieces and the top which is our emblem is in the museum
The sarnath site and the adjacent museum are worth a visit. Entry fee for both is 30 rupees. The site has description of important areas, one being the pillars. These are broken and are placed within glass enclosure. Ashok an inscriptions are clearly visible. The...More
I went to Ashoka Pillar. The national emblem of India and a mark of Emperor Ashoka's visit to Sarnath, the Ashoka Pillar crafted out of stone is an impressive structure with four lions at the top. It is great place to go.