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Ranked 3 of 18 sightseeing in Sanchi

The Ashoka Pillar is located very close to the Southern Gateway of the Great Stupa and is popular for the structural balance and aesthetic proportions. The pillar is built in the Greco Buddhist style and is beautifully carved.

The pillar has a dazzling polish that still glitters to this day. The pillar crown can be seen in the museum apart from other artefacts of ancient times. Ashoka Pillar looks quite similar to Sarnath Pillar with the only difference being the lions without the Dharmachakra.

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Ashoka Pillar

Rizwanuddin Rafiq
13th Mar 19

Masterpiece of Mauryan Art


Ashoka Pillar

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4th Aug 16

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Rizwanuddin Rafiq3.6/5

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Monolithic highly polished stone pillar with a top of four lions

Ashoka Pillar is a monolithic highly polished stone pillar with a top having four lions back to back, was erected during Ashoka's rule about 3rd century BC. It was a heavy pillar which was taken to the top of the Sanchi hill for erection.This pillar was damaged by a Jagirdar and now it is preserved in a shade in between the Great Stupa and Gupta Temple and the top is preserved in the Archaeological Museum in the central hall.Four lions are the National emblem and part of our National Flag. Sanchi is a world heritage site and everything is a historical attraction, all visitors really enjoy this ancient Buddhist monument including Stupas, temples, monasteries and museum.

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Mohan Poduval5.0/5

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A nation's monument

To see how the ruler could have erected such a magnificent monument is a must see for this present generation. A heritage to be preserved for times to come.

Navjot Singh5.0/5

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A masterpiece work

This national emblem is always special to be seen whether it is Sarnath or Dhauli or Sanchi the symbol of Ashoka king is masterpiece of Indian history.

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