Ashoka's Major Rock Edict, Junagadh


Ashoka's Major Rock Edict, Junagadh is one of the most well known rock edicts that are associated with this legendary Indian emperor.
A trip to the region where this rock edict stands is one of the most popular excursions from Junagadh.

Ashoka's Major Rock Edict is located close to the city of Junagadh on the peninsular region of Saurashtra in the Gujarat state. The Major Rock Edict of Ashoka has been erected on a black-colored granite stone slab. This slab is located on the well known tourist destination called the Girnar Hills. This stone slab is a huge mass in the shape of a dome.

To see the Major Rock Edict erected by Ashoka one has to climb up the Girnar hills. This is not an easy task. Therefore, only a handful of Jain monks take the pain of climbing up the hills to have a close view of the edict. The inscriptions on this rock edict follow the Brahmi script. The edict is very neatly carved out.



Last Updated on 06/06/2013

     


     

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