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Ashoka's pillars, New Delhi

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Ashoka's pillars, New Delhi

I have tried to search on review about this but could not find it. Where is the place, and any tips of this?

Thanks

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1. Re: Ashoka's pillars, New Delhi

Hi !

It's at Sarnath, preserved in a museum. You will need to travel to Varanasi by Rail / Road and drive to Sarnath. It's about 20 kms from Varanasi.

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2. Re: Ashoka's pillars, New Delhi

Oh, I googled and I thought one can also be found in Delhi, near Qutub minar?

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Hi!

Do visit Sarnath...It is a very good location to be at.

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4. Re: Ashoka's pillars, New Delhi

The Ashoka Pillar is at Firoz Shah Kotla: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feroz_Shah_Kotla It is a sandstone pillar.

There is a different pillar is at the Qutb Complex, it is called the Iron Pillar: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iron_pillar_of_Delhi

Edited: 26 January 2014, 16:00
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5. Re: Ashoka's pillars, New Delhi

There is also an Ashokan Pillar near Delhi University (Ridge): kunzum.com/2012/…

Edited: 26 January 2014, 16:05
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OK not to confuse you. The pillar you are referring to in Qutub Minar is not Ashoka's pillar (from where the four lion symbol of India is taken). This pillar is ancient and not rusted. Despite many reaearches, the exact reason for the same is not found.

It is in the courtyard of Qutub Minar in Mehrauli area of Delhi.

However, unlike in the past, you can't touch it to prevent the pillar from damage.

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7. Re: Ashoka's pillars, New Delhi

IC. So the pillar in qutub minar is not ashoka's pillars. tq

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8. Re: Ashoka's pillars, New Delhi

Hi !

As I said earlier, the top of Ashoka Pillar, 4-Lion Symbol of India is preserved at a museum at Sarnath. I have visited this place on numerous trips with my friends.

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9. Re: Ashoka's pillars, New Delhi

Dear Navia - There are several pillars which Ashoka had constructed. Two are in Delhi. For more details see here, there is a long list. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillars_of_Ashoka

Sarnath, near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, four lions, Pillar Inscription, Schism Edict

Sanchi, near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, four lions, Schism Edict

Rampurva, Champaran, Bihar, two columns: bull, Pillar Edicts I, II, III, IV, V, VI; single lion with no edicts

Vaishali, Bihar, single lion, with no inscription

Sankissa, Uttar Pradesh, elephant capital only

Lauriya-Nandangarth, Champaran, Bihar, single lion, Pillar Edicts I, II, III, IV, V, VI

Kandahar, Afghanistan (fragments of Pillar Edicts VII)

Ranigat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

Delhi-Meerut, Delhi ridge, Delhi (Pillar Edicts I, II, III, IV, V, VI; moved from Meerut to Delhi by Firuz Shah Tughluq in 1356

Delhi-Topra, Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi (Pillar Edicts I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII; moved from Topra to Delhi by Firuz Shah Tughluq

Lauriya-Araraj, Champaran, Bihar (Pillar Edicts I, II, III, IV, V, VI)

Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (originally located at Kausambi and probable moved to Allahabad by Jahangir; Pillar Edicts I-VI, Queen's Edict, Schism Edict)

Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh

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10. Re: Ashoka's pillars, New Delhi

Hats off Deepa. This is hell of a lot of research. Well done and thanks.