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Ashoka Pillar

Ashoka Pillar

Fragment of the 6th Ashoka Pillar in sandstone, with inscription or Edicts of Ashoka, in Brahmi language , originally from Meerut, now in the British Museum. The Ashoka Pillar, at Delhi ridge, next to the ‘Bara Hindu Rao Hospital’, near Delhi University, was carried to Delhi from Meerut, by Firuz Shah Tughluq (r. 1351–1388),it was later damaged in a 1713 explosion, and restored in 1867.

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