Lauriya Nandangarh is 22 km from Bettiah in the state of Bihar. The place is significant for one of the biggest stupas in India and Ashokan pillar with 6 Ashokan Edicts. N the tour of Lauriya Nandangarh, you will come across the Ashokan Pillar with 6 Ashokan Edicts and a large stupa.
The historians and archaeologists believe that King Asoka has raised around 40 pillars at this place. But at present only one pillar exists in complete form at its original location in the village. It has height of more than 12 m and shows a brilliant Mauryan polish even today despite being open to all exposures. 6 of Ashoka's Edicts issued in the year 244 BC are inscribed on the pillar. The pillar is crowned by a squatting lion but with a missing face, as it was shot a cannon in 1660 AD. The massive stupa is 24 m high with a circumference of nearly 457 m. it is one of the biggest stupas ever built in India.
How to Reach
Lauriya Nandangarh can be reached from Vaishali via Bettiah, which is at a distance of 22 km. There are frequent bus and taxi services from Bettiah to Nandangarh.
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