Ashokan Rock EdictCurrently Open
- Address: Dhauli Rd, Dhauli, Odisha 752104, Bhubaneshwar, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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.
- Entry is free.
- You can visit the rock edict any time of the day.
- On foot
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