Ashokan Edicts

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Ashokan Edicts information

Location
Junagadh , India
Prices
Indian/foreigner ₹5/100
Opening hours
dawn-dusk
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Just outside town on the road to Girnar Hill, a white building on the right encloses a large boulder on which the Buddhist emperor Ashoka had 14 edicts inscribed in Brahmi script in the Pali language about 250 BC. The spidery lettering instructs people to be kind to women and animals and give to beggars, among other things, and is one of several inscriptions that Ashoka placed all around his realm expounding his moral philosophy and achievements.