Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath
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Ashoka Pillar

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The Ashoka Pillar, the national emblem of India, is one of the major attractions at Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh. The 50 m high Ashoka Pillar, carved out of stone, was built to mark the visit of Emperor Ashoka to Sarnath.

The pillar depicts four lions on the top, standing back to back and a wheel, the Ashoka Chakra, on the platform beneath the lions. The pillar also depicts a bull, a lion, an elephant and a horse which symbolise four different phases of the life of Gautama Buddha.


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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Lives in Kanpur
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  • Posted Jan 27, 2016
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Lives in Delhi
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"One of three Ashoka Stambh" new review

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 days ago
This is an advantage of visiting Sarnath. You will witnessed one of three Ashoka Stambh in India. This is inside Dhamek Stupa Campus. You will find this Pillar while passing through excavation area. This has been kept inside the glass wall so you cannot touch it. The description of this is scripted on stones outside which can be read.
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Vinod kuma Kumar

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  • Lives in Varanasi
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"Spend time with the loved ones"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Nov 28, 2015
It has been in the same way from decades. The four tiger known as Ashoka pillar, it has other beautiful places just next to it and a garden to spend time with loved once.
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"Go there if you love history"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Apr 9, 2014
The bottom half of the Ashokan Pillar is in its original location covered inside a wire netting. The other half is placed inside the nearby archaeological museum.
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