List of Edicts of Ashoka

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List of the Edicts of Ashoka
Created3rd century BCE
Present locationIndia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh

The following is an overview of Edicts of Ashoka,[1] and where they are located.

Minor Rock Edict[edit]

Minor Pillar Edicts[edit]

  • Lumbini (Rummindei), Rupandehi district, Nepal (the upper part broke off when struck by lightning; the original horse capital mentioned by Xuanzang is missing)
  • Nigali-Sagar (or Nigliva), near Lumbini, Rupandehi district, Nepal (originally near the Buddha Konakarnana stupa)
  • Sarnath, near Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh (Pillar Inscription, Schism Edict)
  • Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh (originally located at Kausambi and probably moved to Allahabad by Jahangir; Pillar Edicts I-VI, Queen's Edict, Schism Edict)
  • Sanchi, near Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (Schism Edict)

Major Rock Edicts (set of 14)[edit]

Major Pillar Edicts (set of 7)[edit]

See also[edit]



  • Keay, John (2000). India, a History. New York, United States: Harper Collins Publishers. ISBN 0-00-638784-5.

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