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Ashokan Rock Edict

Dhauli | 8 Km From Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, India
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Dhauli | 8 Km From Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, India
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"kalinga war"
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"left hand side"
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"shanti stupa"
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"glass enclosure"
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"huge piece"
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"single rock"
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"non violence"
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"peace pagoda"
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"turning point"
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"king ashoka"
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"dhauli hills"
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"important places"
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"historical significance"
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"daya river"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is in a small park on the way to Dhauligiri/ Santhi stupa and at the start of the hills. Being on roadside, vehicle may be parked on a side of the road and enter the park area to see these rocks. No entry...More

Thank pln111
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

I visited here couple of weeks back, why you may ask, because it says "Ashokan". But anyways there was nothing much of a significance of this place. Its definitely very well maintained, clean and tidy and open for all without any entry fee. The view...More

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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

So yes, you see the elephant and old Bhrami writings on a rock but the garden feels sad to walk through.

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Reviewed February 10, 2018

The rock edict depicts Asoka's entry towards Buddhahood after the Kalinga war. There is not much to see except the edict itself . The nearby surroundings are clean and picturesque.

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Reviewed January 28, 2018 via mobile

This is one of the few ancient Ashoka rock edicts, situated at about a 30 minute drive from the old city of Bhubaneswar. The inscriptions are done on a huge piece of rock from which an elephants body has been carved out.. the head of...More

1  Thank Vibha R
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Reviewed January 7, 2018

these are rock edicts which are made when ashoka took a vow of non violence..the edicts are written on a single rock which are covered in a covered in a glass structure. there is also an elephant carving atop this rock. there is a signboard...More

Thank Saurabhpatki
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Reviewed January 2, 2018

This is the most attractive monument that the state posses. Though people tend to oversee it as they all get attracted to the huge Dhauli's Stupa, but infact its this Edict which is historical more important than the Stupa itself. One would get the Rock...More

1  Thank hadmatpurohit
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

1) This place is on the way to Dhauligiri Shanti Stupa and is a Must See. 2) Here the rock edicts (Shilalekh) by Samrat Ashoka are preserved in a very nice enclosure and a well maintained garden on upper side from where the place where...More

1  Thank Sanjeev M
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Reviewed December 17, 2017

It is among a few Rock Edicts of Ashoka. An elephant headed rock structure has been created to write a long treatise of history. It is in Brahmi script and language is Magadhi, It is well preserved and is worth visiting for those who understand...More

Thank Rak990
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Reviewed December 16, 2017

This Ashok Rock Edict is one of the our history of glory period, This is the where you can put yourself in old times and try to go in that period. The Place is neat and clean with little garden

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