The Mauryas

Inscriptions of Ashoka Mahasthan Inscription This inscription was discovered on 30th November, 1931 at Mahasthan village in Bogra district of then Bengal. It is now housed in the Indian Museum at Kolkata. The inscription has six lines written in Mauryan…

The Mauryas

Inscriptions of Ashoka Kandhar Greek Inscription In November, 1963, Dr. D W Seyring noticed this inscription on a rectangular block of porous limestone lying in front of a shrine at Old Kandhar, also known as Shar-i-Kuna. The stone was later…

The Mauryas

Inscription of Ashokas Aramaic Inscription from Taxila Sanskrit text translated from the original Aramaic text by Meena Talim 1. प्राननं अविहिसा 2. भुतान नातिनं 3. संपटिपटि ब्राम्हण 4. श्रमणना  संपटिपटिमाता 5. पितुषु वुढानं 6. सुश्रुषा | एत 7. अञं च…

The Mauryas

Inscriptions of Ashoka Cave Inscriptions Cave 1 (Sudama Cave) Inscription Original text by Meena Talim लाजिना प्रियदसिना दुवाडवसाभि (सितेना) इयं निगोहकुभा दिना आ (जी) विकोहि | English translation by Meena Talim King Priyadarshin in the twelfth year after his coronation…