Pillars of Ashoka: Wisdom of the Yore


The pillars of Ashoka are a series of columns dispersed throughout the Indian subcontinent, erected and inscribed with edicts by the Mauryan king Ashoka during his reign in the 3rd century BC. All the pillars were placed at Buddhist monasteries, many important sites from the life of the Buddha and places of pilgrimage. Some of the columns carry inscriptions addressed to the monks and nuns.[4] Some were erected to commemorate visits by Ashoka.

This wood carved sculpture is a representation of pillars erected by King Ashoka.

As an art-form , the wood carved items are in existence since many centuries at Channapatna, Karnataka.It has passed on from one generations of highly skilled artisans to another and has spread far and wide.

Suggested Placement: On the reading table as paper-weight.

Note: This can be designed in numbers over a specific period of time.

Dimension 10 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches
Weight0.5 kg
Product Codeacncwcapwl-24

Category: Channapatna Wood Works

Type: Unknown Type

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