Ashoka Rock Edict, Junagadh
Dating back to 250 BC, there are 14 edicts of Ashoka inscribed in large granite stones at the top of Girnar hill in Junagadh. An edict is an order or decree issued by an official authority. The edicts are written in ancient languages like Pali and Brahmi that preach the ideas of love, peace, tolerance, and that it applies to people of any faith. The scriptures were rediscovered by James Todd in the year 1822. Today, the rock edicts are protected by a modern white building, guarding the age-old wisdom in its original form.
Things to see
- Bhavnath Mandir
- Durbar Hall Museum
- Uparkot Fort
- Sakkarbaug Zoo
- Mahabat Maqbara (also known as Bahauddin Maqbara or Mohabbat Maqbara)
- Wellington Dam
How to get there?
- Nearest Airport: Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport
- Nearest Railway Station: Junagadh Junction Railway Station
- Nearest Bus Station: GSRTC Junagadh Bus Station
Asokan Rock Edict, Junagadh
Ashoka Rock Edict, Junagadh, Taleti Road, Tabudi Vav, Mullawada, Bhavnath, Junagadh, Gujarat, 362004