Ashoka's Major Rock Edict

Ashoka's Major Rock Edict is one of the most important Edicts of Ashoka, and is located outside the town of Junagadh on the Saurashtra peninsula in the state of Gujarat, India. The edict is inscribed high up on a large, domed mass of black granite on Girnar, a collection of hills near the town. The difficulty in accessing this monument allows only the few Jain pilgrims willing to climb the mountain each year to visit the rock edict. Neatly etched on the rock surface is a pin-men inscription of Ashoka Brāhmī script, more impressive than the much smaller replica positioned outside the entrance of the National Museum in Delhi.

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