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Heliodorus Pillar

Near Modern Besnagar, Vidisha, India
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Heliodorus Pillar

The Heliodorus pillar is a stone column that was erected in Vidisha, by Heliodorus, a Greek... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
Ashok S
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Pune, India
Greek Roots

Located around 30 minutes drive from Udaygiri caves, the pillar is located in a small ground. Seems... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
nik_0107
,
New Delhi, India
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30 Aug 2017
“Must visit Place for history lovers”
28 Apr 2018
“Heliodorus Pillar”
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Near Modern Besnagar, Vidisha, India
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

The Heliodorus pillar is a stone column that was erected in Vidisha, by Heliodorus, a Greek ambassador of the Indo-Greek king Antialcidas to the court of the Sunga king Bhagabhadra. It was discovered in British rule. A worth visit place. It is more than 2000...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Located around 30 minutes drive from Udaygiri caves, the pillar is located in a small ground. Seems to be hardly visited by tourist.

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Reviewed 30 August 2017

We made a short half n hour min stop to this pillar, which is supposedly from greek time around 140 BC . For history lovers this place is must watch which provide beautiful history of 140 BC.

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Reviewed 7 January 2016

About 4 kilometers from Vidisha, near Udaigiri caves, not well maintained, but OK to visit due to historical significanca, Heliodorus a Greek embassador to king of Vidisha after learning about Vishnu-purana, was tempted to put up this pillar, needs about half hour to visit,

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Reviewed 12 July 2015

We were here about 20 min to see the pillar from supposedly 140 BC erected by Greek ambassador of the period. interesting historical connections.

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Reviewed 25 June 2015

Very few of us know that India had close Greek connections. Alexander had returned but Greek mingled with India on its north-western borders. One Greek named Heliodorus came from Taxila to visit Vidisha, now in Madhya Pradesh, to meet local king some 150 years before...More

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