Ashokan pillar, East Champaran

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The Ashokan pillar is lofty stone pillar erected by King Ashoka in the 249 BC in a village named Lauriya. The pillar is a single block of polished sandstone, 36 ½ feet in height and a base diameter of 41.8 inches narrowing to a diameter of 37.6 inches at the top. Actual weight of the whole block is estimated to about 40 tons.




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