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The Ashoka pillar, Vaishali Overview

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.

There is a life like figure of a lion flawlessly engraved, at the top of the pillar facing north, believed to be the direction of Lord Buddha's last voyage. There is a brick stupa and a pond known as Ramkund next to the pole which sums up to make a sanctified spot for Buddhists. There is also a small tank here known as Ramkund.

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