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Old June 9th, 2010, 02:35 PM   #1
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Rock Edict of Ashoka at Kalsi


Some pics of Rock Edict of Ashoka at Kalsi from a recent visit.

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Old June 11th, 2010, 04:33 AM   #2
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Sorry I missed this post! Good stuff, Jhangora!

I saw one of the major Ashoka inscription sites in Pakistan, on my way to Swat in '98. The inscriptions were on two huge boulders, under a tin roof, open at the sides; there was no translation or other vistor information.

Indian history is certainly vast, and fascinating!
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I saw one of the major Ashoka inscription sites in Pakistan, on my way to Swat in '98. The inscriptions were on two huge boulders, under a tin roof, open at the sides; there was no translation or other vistor information.
Thats not surprising corrocamino. The Pakistani authorities do not acknowledge the pre-Islamic culture. That period is usually portrayed as the dark ages. Sad but true.
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Sorry I missed this post! Good stuff, Jhangora!

I saw one of the major Ashoka inscription sites in Pakistan, on my way to Swat in '98. The inscriptions were on two huge boulders, under a tin roof, open at the sides; there was no translation or other vistor information.

Indian history is certainly vast, and fascinating!
I can bet any other nation would have been proud of a 2250 year old inscription but it was so sad to know the reality.
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Thats not surprising corrocamino. The Pakistani authorities do not acknowledge the pre-Islamic culture. That period is usually portrayed as the dark ages. Sad but true.
Is the kalsi rock edict inscribed on road between chuharpur and chakrauta?
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Is the kalsi rock edict inscribed on road between chuharpur and chakrauta?
Never heard the name chuharpur before Nephew Avanti Varman. Chakrata is a nice place to visit, specially during the Spring season - however, it is not on the same route.

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BTW, if you read the text in the second last image in the initial post, amongst other things it states that the Edict mentions "kindness to animals" ... is there a possibility that Animals were being slaughtered in Hindu Temples @ that time? http://www.historum.com/asian-histor...u-temples.html
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Thank you very much for bringing this up.

I am currently trying to get the photographs of the versions of the XIIIth Rock Edict of Ashoka as this edict contains (suppossedly) the names of 5 Greek kings. Yet whether the alphabets have been correctly identified or not is an important question.

I would like to know from you Jhangora, when you saw the rock face, how clear were the alphabets on the inscription ? I would much appreciate your reply.
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Thank you very much for bringing this up.

I am currently trying to get the photographs of the versions of the XIIIth Rock Edict of Ashoka as this edict contains (suppossedly) the names of 5 Greek kings. Yet whether the alphabets have been correctly identified or not is an important question.

I would like to know from you Jhangora, when you saw the rock face, how clear were the alphabets on the inscription ? I would much appreciate your reply.
You are welcome Immchr.

Where is the XIIIth edict located, I have only seen this one.

What really amazed me was the clarity of the letters. As you can see there is a brown wooden gate so one cannot touch the rock - I would have liked to do so and possibly feel some energy. However, this is sensible as too many people touching the edict will have a bad impact on the rock. Of course, the place does not receive many visitors - I was the lone visitors when I took the photographs and could have climbed over the gate and touched the rock but it is good to have respect for our past.
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Here you go. Aramaic and Greek.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 11:58 PM   #10
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Err, correction... That's definitely a Greek/Aramaic inscription of Ashoka's but not the XIII.
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