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Coordinates: 26°33′01″N 84°38′51″E / 26.550227°N 84.647581°E / 26.550227; 84.647581 Lauriya Araraj, also Lauriya Areraj, is a location name in the Champaran District of the State of Bihar in India.

Lauriya-Araraj pillar of Ashoka
Ashoka pillar, Lauriya-Araraj.jpg
The Lauriya Araraj Pillar of Ashoka, Champaran District.
MaterialPolished sandstone
Period/culture3rd Century BCE
Discovered26° 33′ 0.82″ N 84° 38′ 51.29″ E
PlaceLauriya-Araraj, Champaran, India.
Present locationLauriya Araraj, India
Lauriya Araraj is located in India
Lauriya Araraj
Lauriya Araraj

It is known for the presence of one of the Pillars of Ashoka.[1] The pillar capital is missing, but the pillar bear six Edicts of Ashoka.[2]

Despite the similarity of the names, it is located at a distance of 55km to the southeast of the other Ashoka pillar at Lauriya Nandangarh.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Asoka, Mookerji Radhakumud, Motilal Banarsidass Publishing, 1962 p.92
  2. ^ Buddhist Architecture, Huu Phuoc Le Grafikol, 2010 p.38


Edicts of Ashoka
(Ruled 269-232 BCE)
Regnal years
of Ashoka
Type of Edict
(and location of the inscriptions)
Geographical location
Year 8 End of the Kalinga war and conversion to the "Dharma"
Year 10[1] Minor Rock Edicts Related events:
Visit to the Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya
Construction of the Mahabodhi Temple and Diamond throne in Bodh Gaya
Predication throughout India.
Dissenssions in the Sangha
Third Buddhist Council
In Indian language: Sohgaura inscription
Erection of the Pillars of Ashoka
Kandahar Bilingual Rock Inscription
(in Greek and Aramaic, Kandahar)
Minor Rock Edicts in Aramaic:
Laghman Inscription, Taxila inscription
Year 11 and later Minor Rock Edicts (n°1, n°2 and n°3)
(Panguraria, Maski, Palkigundu and Gavimath, Bahapur/Srinivaspuri, Bairat, Ahraura, Gujarra, Sasaram, Rajula Mandagiri, Yerragudi, Udegolam, Nittur, Brahmagiri, Siddapur, Jatinga-Rameshwara)
Year 12 and later[1] Barabar Caves inscriptions Major Rock Edicts
Minor Pillar Edicts Major Rock Edicts in Greek: Edicts n°12-13 (Kandahar)

Major Rock Edicts in Indian language:
Edicts No.1 ~ No.14
(in Kharoshthi script: Shahbazgarhi, Mansehra Edicts
(in Brahmi script: Kalsi, Girnar, Sopara, Sannati, Yerragudi, Delhi Edicts)
Major Rock Edicts 1-10, 14, Separate Edicts 1&2:
(Dhauli, Jaugada)
Schism Edict, Queen's Edict
(Sarnath Sanchi Allahabad)
Rummindei Edict, Nigali Sagar Edict
Year 26, 27
and later[1]
Major Pillar Edicts
In Indian language:
Major Pillar Edicts No.1 ~ No.7
(Allahabad pillar Delhi pillar Topra Kalan Rampurva Lauria Nandangarh Lauriya-Araraj Amaravati)

Derived inscriptions in Aramaic, on rock:
Kandahar, Edict No.7[2][3] and Pul-i-Darunteh, Edict No.5 or No.7[4]

  1. ^ a b c Yailenko,Les maximes delphiques d'Aï Khanoum et la formation de la doctrine du dhamma d'Asoka, 1990, pp.243.
  2. ^ Inscriptions of Asoka de D.C. Sircar p.30
  3. ^ Handbuch der Orientalistik de Kurt A. Behrendt p.39
  4. ^ Handbuch der Orientalistik de Kurt A. Behrendt p.39