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Ashoka Pillar

Raisen District, Sanchi 464661, India
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Base only

Only the base of the structure is present at the site. The remaining is present in the museum not... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2018
surobhideb
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Bengaluru, India
Next to Stupa No. 1

Ashoka Pillar is located next to Stupa No. 1 is absolutely stunning. Though sad to see it is has... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2018
nik_0107
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Only the base of the structure is present at the site. The remaining is present in the museum not very far from its original site. One can touch the base and see how smooth it is. According to out guide the stone has been given...More

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Reviewed February 23, 2018

Ashoka Pillar is located next to Stupa No. 1 is absolutely stunning. Though sad to see it is has been damaged.

Thank nik_0107
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Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

The pillar is a proof of the wonderful art and carving in stone. It's so magnificent that it has been chosen as our National Emblem. A must see.

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Reviewed March 24, 2017

It requires a lot of absorption to even think that the masterpiece, a great heritage for humanity, built by Ashoka the Great could be broken down by a zemindar who thought that its strength could be used to crush sugarcane. It shows the mindsets of...More

Thank SatyendraGarg
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Reviewed February 6, 2017

Ashoka pillar is proof of best use of science in ashoka period. even after more 1000 years it still shines. but due local's ignarane it is not in single piece .two pieces are lying near stupa & one is standing in original place & one...More

Thank bamba1959
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Reviewed November 26, 2016

The symbol of the victory really suggests the Ashoka Piller. As the name suggested In the time of the Ashoka made many pillers in the Bharatvarsh (India). One of them is situated here in the Sanchi. But the bad thing for the travelers that it...More

Thank Milan P
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Reviewed October 31, 2015

Interesting complex over all - this is the pillar of Ashoka the great - a symbol of victory - do have a glimpse of this to see history in 1 shot

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Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

I visited Sanchi in the month of October with family. One of the key attraction is Ashoka pillar. It is beautifully maintained. Feel proud to see such thing exist in India.

Thank DMitra
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Reviewed July 12, 2015

Broken pillar, but interesting to read the information posted. The story goes that this pillar exhorted Buddhists to maintain unity-- nice thought.

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Reviewed December 4, 2014

The wife of Emperor Ashoka was from Besnagar, a place situated close by Sanchi. He constructed a glazed stone pillar and a stupa with brick and mortar. It is a significant landmark in the account of Sanchi. The declining Buddhism brought in its wake the...More

Thank Profvns
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