Ashoka Pillar, Varanasi

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Part of a series of columns erected during the 3rd century BCE, Ashoka Pillar is not only of historical and religious significance, but also of major artistic value. Still standing after all this time, most pillars are 12 m to 15 m (40 ft to 50 ft) high--19 feature inscriptions, and 6 animal capitals. This particular column is crowned with four lions. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Ashoka Pillar and many more Varanasi attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Varanasi travel itinerary planner .
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  • It is one of the many iron pillars scattered all over India. Hindu civilization was one of the first in the world to forge these massive iron columns, named by its creator.
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  • The ashoka pillar is located in sarnath. The pillar are significant ones. its nice to visit this place .  more »
  • Ashoka Pillar in Sarnath is broken. The top with the lion sculpture is located in the Archaeological Museum. Impressive so check it out in the museum.  more »
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  • Ashoka pillars are series of pillars or columns which are spread all over the northern Indian sub- continent region. These pillars signify the Mauryan Empire. These pillars were constructed in various cities of India, including, Varanasi, Delhi, Champaran in Bihar, Bhopal. Some of the pillars were also constructed in Afghanistan and Pakistan. However, from various pillars constructed, currently only few of them exist. Allahabad or popularly known as Prayag Raj has one of the famous Ashoka Pillars. Each of the Ashoka Pillars is about 40 to 50 feet in height and each of them weighs approximately 50 tons. All these pillars are erected at Buddhist monasteries, important places of Buddha and at various pilgrimage places.
  • Very old, diverse and culturally rich Indian history is associated with this pillar.
  • A historically mesmerizing & a beautifully kept place. Wish the Ashokan pillar was reconstructed.
  • Lion Capital of Ashoka is a sculpture of four Asiatic lions, adopted as the official Emblem of India in 1950. It was originally placed atop the Aśoka pillar at Sarnath by the Emperor Ashoka, in about 250 BCE.  The pillar, sometimes called the Aśoka Column, is still in its original location, but the Lion Capital is now in the Sarnath Museum
  • This is the real and original place where great king Ashoka's pillar and over it Ashoka's CHAKKRA found.

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