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Lumbini Ashoka Pillar (249 BC) next to Mayadevi temple

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Published on Feb 24, 2009

Emperor Ashoka visited Lumbini and constructed four stupas and a stone pillar. Ashoka's Pillar bears an inscription that translates as: "King Piyadasi (Ashoka), beloved of devas, in the 20 year of the coronation, himself made a royal visit, Buddha Sakyamuni having been born here, a stone railing was built and a stone pillar erected to the Bhagavan ["blessed one"] having been born here. Lumbini village was taxed reduced and entitled to the eight part (only)". (http://www.sacred-destinations.com/ne...)

About Lumbini
http://www.buddhanet.net/e-learning/b...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lumbini

About Pillars of Ashoka the Great
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillars_...

About Ashoka the Great
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashoka

Lumbini on Google Maps
http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=27.468...

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