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Asoka pillar Syllabification: A·so·ka pil·lar
(also Ashoka pillar)

Definition of Asoka pillar in English:

The pillar of the Emperor Asoka with four lions on the capital, built at Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh to mark the spot where the Buddha publicly preached his doctrine, and adopted as a symbol by the government of India.


Asoka from Sanskrit aśoka.

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