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Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya Araraj - Things to Know Before Visiting

Lauriya, Bihar 845411, India

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About Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya Araraj

The Laur Pillar is located in the village of Lauriya Areraj in the East Champaran district of Bihar. It is situated at a distance of 16 km from the west of Motihari-Pratapur main road. The Pillar was constructed by the Mauryan Emperor, Ashoka in 249 BC.

Attractions Near Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya Araraj
Maa Thawewali Temple, Gopalganj, Bihar28.56km from Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya Araraj

Thawe Mandir, the Temple of Maa Thawewali is situated in Thawe, in Gopalganj District in the State of Bihar, India. It is only 6 km from Gopalganj town on the Gopalganj-Siwan National Highway.

Kesariya Buddha Stupa31.72km from Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya Araraj

Considered to be the tallest and biggest Buddhist Stupa in the world, Kesaria Stupa was built by the great ruler Ashoka. This is the place where Buddha in his last days donated his begging bowl. The structure serves as a brilliant example of Buddhist architecture and is adorned with a large number of Buddhist statues.

Rampurva capitals51.79km from Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya Araraj

The Rampurva capitals are the capitals of a pair of Ashoka Pillars discovered in c. 1876 by A.C.L. Carlleyle. The archaeological site is called Rampurva, and is located in the West Champaran district of the Indian state of Bihar, situated very close to the border with Nepal. The two capitals are in the Indian Museum in Kolkota.

Ashoka Pillar at Lauria Nandangarh55.2km from Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya Araraj

Lauria Nandangarh, also Lauriya Navandgarh, is a city or town about 14 km from Narkatiaganj and 28 km from Bettiah in West Champaran district of Bihar state in northern India. It is situated near the banks of the Burhi Gandak River. The village draws its name from a pillar of Ashoka standing there and the stupa mound Nandangarh about 2 km south-west of the pillar. Lauriya Nandangarh is a historical site located in West Champaran district of Bihar. Remains of Mauryan period have been found here.

Mahendra Nath Temple, Mehandar (Siwan)66.24km from Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya Araraj

Mahendra Nath Temple is Situated in Mehdar village under Siswan block, about 32 km south from the district headquarters, Mahendra Nath temple of Lord Shiva attracts visitors,including foreigners, from far flung areas.

Vaishali , ashoka pillar 74.6km from Ashoka Pillar, Lauriya Araraj

Ashok Pillar is the most popular sightseeing destination of Vaishali situated near a Buddhist monastery and a coronation tank, named Ramkund. It is also a Lion Pillar like the other Ashoka Pillars but the difference between this Ashoka Pillar and other Asoka pillars is that, this one has only one lion capital. This pillar was built by Emperor Ashoka at Kolhua out of a polished single piece of red sandstone, cut into a bell shaped capital of a height of 18.3 m.

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East Champaran is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district headquarters are located at Motihari.