Ashok Shilalekh

CategoryMuseum

Languages KnownGujarati, Hindi, English

AddressAshok Shilalekh, Taleti Road, Girnar, Junagadh

pincode362110

DistrictJunagadh

About Ashok Shilalekh

History

There is only sheila lekh only a rock which is very old and something is written on it in Paali language which are not understandable, no one discovered the meaning. This is ancient rock ashok king time


Junagadh is located at the foot of the Girnar hills, 355 km south west of state capital Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad. Literally translated, Junagadh means “Old Fort”
Ashok Shilalekh in Junagadh is one particular rock edict of Ashoka can be found in an area between Junagadh and Girnar Hill.


3 km from Girnar Hill or 2 km eastward from Junagadh, this rock with inscriptions that date back to 250 BC can be seen. The instructions penned on this rock are related to dharma, peace, morality, harmony and tolerance.


The uneven rock is with a circumference of seven metres and height of 10 metres. On the rock, the 14 inscriptions of Emperor Ashoka are written with an iron pen, in the Brahmi script of the Pali language.


Although the edicts mostly direct people to follow the beliefs of Buddhism, there are also some inscriptions carved in Sanskrit. These Sanskrit writings were added later on by the rulers, which describes a continuous flood in this region that resulted in the destruction of the embankments of the presently non-existent Sudarshan Lake. As said earlier this place has its own historical value and its a must see once in our lifetime as we all must be aware of our history.

Famous for

This is really nice place to spend holidays and vacation with your relatives and friends. This place and tour feel relax and feel comfortable from routine hectic life and schedule.


Historically fascinating but as a stand-alone attraction it is weak. There should be a museum here that outlines the local history and puts Ashok into context. Instead it is just a stone with the inscription interpreted

Best time to Visit

October to December

Best time to Go

Monday – Friday: 6.00 AM – 6.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM – 6.00 PM, Sunday: 6.00 AM – 6.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM – 6.00 PM. Pets are not Allowed

Distance of nearest cities

  • Junagadh
    to
    Ahmedabad
    327km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Ambaji
    506km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Amreli
    92km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bharuch
    467km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bhavnagar
    205km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Bhuj
    320km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Dahod
    501km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Dwarka
    180km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Gandhinagar
    355km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Himmatnagar
    406km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Jamnagar
    131km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Mehsana
    401km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Morbi
    164km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Palanpur
    473km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Porbandar
    105km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Saputara
    705km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Somnath
    79km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Surat
    583km
  • Junagadh
    to
    Valsad
    630km

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Public Transport to Go

Nearest bus stand is Junagadh and thier inquiry no. is, 02825630303

Nearest Railway Station is Junagadh and Indian Railway Inquiry no. is, 139

Nearest Airport is Rajkot and thier inquiry no. is, 02812451849

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