Ashoka Pillars in India

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Here is the list of 5 Ashoka Pillars in India

1. Ashoka Pillar, Sarnath

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The national emblem of India and a mark of Emperor Ashoka's visit to Sarnath, this 50 m tall pillar crafted out of a stone is an impressive structure.

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2. Ashoka Pillar, Allahabad

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Placed outside the Allahabad Fort, this 16th century structure was constructed by Emperor Akbar. The exterior of the Ashoka Pillar has inscriptions from Ashoka in the Brahmi script. Even Samudragupta and Jahangir have added some inscriptions later in the Gupta script, a refined version of Brahmi.

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3. Ashok Pillar, Sanchi

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This pillar was put up in the 3rd century and its structure is influenced by the Greco Buddhist style. A remnant of Sanchi's ancient history, this pillar still stands strong and appears newly built despite being centuries old. It also resembles the Sarnath pillar a lot.

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4. The Ashoka pillar, Vaishali

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King Ashoka became a great follower of Buddhism after the massacre of Kalinga and erected his one his famous Ashokan pillar in Vaishali which was to memorialize the last sermon of Lord Buddha that took place here.

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5. Swaminarayan Akshardham Temple, Delhi

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Also known as the Delhi Akshardham, this temple complex was built in 2005 and sits deftly near the banks of River Yamuna.

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