Located near the top of the Kimur Range, this is the site of Ashokan Minor Rock Edict (MRE). No. 1. In the edict, Emperor Ashoka has used the Prakrit term Jambudīpasi (Sanskrit “Jambudvīpa”) for “India” to represent his realm.
The Sahasram Edict of Ashoka mentions the Prakrit name Jambudīpasi (Sanskrit “Jambudvīpa”) for “India” in Brahmi script.
|Sasaram in Kaimur Hills Bihar is the site of Ashokan Minor Rock Edict (MRE). No. 1. The edict is located near the top of the Kimur Range near Sasaram in Rohtas District.|
|The inscription at Sasaram represents one of the earliest edicts of the emperor Ashoka. It is engraved on a small rock and it is written in old Brahmi characters.|
|Ashoka used the Prakrit term Jambudīpasi (Sanskrit “Jambudvīpa”) for “India” to represent his realm.|
|Coordinates||24°56’29″N 84°2’18″E (or, 24.94138°N 84.03833°E)|
|Google map link||https://goo.gl/maps/JAiNm3xFHgvmk8u6A|
THE EDICTS OF ASHOKA:
Ashoka Minor Rock Edict of Sasaram
1.The Sahasram Rock- Inscription. Inscriptions of Asoka. New Edition by E. Hultzsch pp 346-348
2. Asoka Edict in Sasaram, Kimur Range View at Sasaram, looking towards the terminal spur of the Kimur Range, near the top of which is the Asoka Edict. Online Gallery. British Library.
3. Close view of first half of Asoka Edict, Sasaram Online Gallery. British Library.
4. ASHOKA INSCRIPTION Rohtas district
1. सम्राट अशोक के सासाराम के लघु शिलालेख में क्या उल्लेख है
2. Ashokan Inscription and Rock-cut Cave in Rohtas