Beejak Ki Pahari, Virat nagar

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Beejak Ki Pahari is a hill where tourists can see the remnants of a couple of Buddhist monasteries dating back to the golden days of history. Eight such monasteries were believed to be in existence, during Hiuen Tsang's visit to Virat Nagar in 634 A.D., around 900 years after Emperor Ashoka's first visit to the place.

The central portion of the lower platform has a circular chamber, which appears like the interior of a temple; this is supposedly the oldest temple structure. Outside walls of the temple have Buddhist inscriptions, written in Brahmi script of the Ashokan period. The upper platform is 30 ft higher than the lower one. Tourists can see here the second rock edict of the King, Ashoka, on a huge granite boulder.


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