History

The Mauryas

Inscriptions of Ashoka

Commemorative Pillar Edict II or Nigliva Pillar Edict

Nigliva Pillar

Nigliva Pillar

Original text by Meena Talim

1. देवानंपियेन पियदसिन लाजिन चोदवसाभिसिटेन
2. बुधस कोनाकमनस थुबे दुतियं बढिते
3. (वीसतिव) साभिसितेन च अतन आगाच महीयिते
4. (सिलाथमे च उस) पापिते |

English translation by Meena Talim

1. Piyadassi, the Beloved of the God, fourteen years after his coronation
2. had second time increased (double the size) the stupa of Konagamana.
3. Twenty years after his consecration he has personally come to this land.
4. Here he raised a stone pillar.

English translation by V A Smith

His Sacred and Gracious Majesty the King, when he has been consecrated fourteen years, enlarged for the second time the stupa of Buddha Konakamana: and when he had been consecrated [twenty years] having come in person, did reverence, and erected [a stone pillar].

English translation by D R Bhandarkar

King Priyadarsin, Beloved of the gods, when he had been consecrated fourteen years, enlarged for the second time the stupa of Buddha Konakamana. And when he had been consecrated (twenty) years, he came in person, did worship, and had (a stone pillar) erected.

English translation by R K Mookerji

By His Sacred and Gracious Majesty the King consecrated fourteen years was doubly enlarged the stupa of Buddha Konakamana and (by him) consecrated (twenty years), coming in person, and reverence being made. Was set up (a stone pillar).

English  translation by D C Sircar

Fourteen years after his coronation, King Priyadarsi, Beloved of the Gods, enlarged the Stupa enshrining the relics of the Buddha Kanakamuni to double its size. And twenty years after his coronation, he visited the spot in person, offered worship at the place, and caused this stone pillar to be erected.

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