Ashokan Rock Edict

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  • Address: Dhauli Rd, Dhauli, Odisha 752104, Bhubaneshwar, India
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids

About Ashokan Rock Edict, Bhubaneshwar

One of the most popular attractions of Bhubaneshwar is Ashokan Rock Edict. Firstly because it is located on Dhualigiri Hills which played an important role in Kalinga war that was fought by Emperor Ashoka. Secondly, this edict is said to be the oldest records in the Indian history. When you visit this edict, you will find inscriptions of Ashoka’s ideologies and principles carved on it. According to the archeologists, there are nearly 33 inscriptions carved on the stones, pillars and boulders of the edict. The most surprising fact about these inscriptions is you can still see it prominently inspite of its existence since 3rd century BC.

The language used in the edict is primarily Pali. However, the 13th edict has inscription written in Greek.

So, visit this remarkable historical landmark when you come to Bhubaneshwar.

Ashokan Rock Edict Ticket Prices

  • Entry is free.

Ashokan Rock Edict Opening and Closing Hours

  • You can visit the rock edict any time of the day.

How To reach Ashokan Rock Edict by Public Transport

  • On foot

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Things to Know Before Visiting Ashokan Rock Edict

  • 5.04% of people who visit Bhubaneshwar include Ashokan Rock Edict in their plan

  • 40% of people start their Ashokan Rock Edict visit around 11 AM - 12 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ashokan Rock Edict

Monday, Saturday and Sunday

63.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ashokan Rock Edict

People normally club together Dhauligiri Hills and CIFA Aquarium while planning their visit to Ashokan Rock Edict.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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  • Really liked the place, just a little before Shanti stupa, it has been maintained well. Nice garden in the back. The rock where the messages are carved are well protected by enclosure with the carved elephant at the top also well protected from the elements by a roof

  • Ashokan Rock Edicts. Historical place. Ashoka's Major Rock Edicts refer to 14 separate major Edicts of Ashoka which are significantly detailed and represent the earliest dated rock inscriptions of any Indian monarch. The Edicts of Ashoka are a collection of 33 inscriptions on the Pillars of Ashoka as well as boulders and cave walls made by the Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire during his reign from 269 BCE to 232 BCE. ... Major Rock Edicts: 14 Edicts It mentions and guides about Generosity to Brahmans. This edict was issued after 12 years of Asoka's coronation. It tells about the Yuktas which were subordinate officers and Pradesikas Rock edicts, narrative histories and announcements carved into cliff rock, onto pillars, and in caves throughout India by King Ashoka (reigned c. 265–238 bce), the most powerful emperor of the Mauryan dynasty and a highly influential

  • First time reading something that is written 2500 years back. Just awesome.

  • How Ashoka became the great (DHARMASOK)....was written over here.....must visit place if u love history or greenery....

  • A historical place which have the stone engravings from the 12th century from the Ashoka empire. There are 11 different ways of living described in these store carving. They were commanded by Ashoka himself. It also have a garden once you climb up. A good place to visit with family and friends.

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