The Ashok Edicts is a famous tourist spot in the historical town of Junagadh, Gujarat. It is located on the peninsular region of Junagadh close to the hilltop of Girnar. This tourist spot in Gujarat attracts visitors from all over the world due to its rich historic heritage. It is a huge rock which has Dharma quotes inscribed on it across various eras with a metal pen. The rock is thereon engulfed under the roof of a white building that holds immense historical values. The edict is seven by ten meters in dimension.
The Ashok Edicts is mainly an inscription that dates back to the era of the Mauryan ruler Ashoka. It comprises 14 famous edicts of Ashoka etched on a big boulder centuries ago. The historical edicts are world known for Buddhist followers as it revolves around the early establishment of King Ashoka into Buddhism.
The heritage inscriptions are written in Pali and carry the Brahmi Script that dates back to the ancient era as old as 250 BC. The big rock also has Sanskrit scriptures etched in and around the 150 AD by Scythian ruler Mahakshatrap Rudradaman of Malwa who was a prodigy of the Western Kshatrapas kingdom.
Ideal Visiting Time
The best time to visit the Edicts is all round the year.