Buddhist Art Gallery: Terai section: photo 15
Photo 15 of 21 in Gallery: Buddhist Art Gallery: Terai section
Image title: Piece of Ashoka pillar
The text in Devanagari reads:
अशोक स्तम्भको दुक्रा
aśoka stambhako dukrā.
Plain text (initially IAST, brackets indicate Hunterian):
ashoka/ashoka [ashok/asok] dukra.
Terai is a region in southern Nepal where in the sixth century B.C. at Lumbini grove the Buddha spent twenty-nine years of his life. Many excavations resulted in the discovery of various Buddhist sites and have yielded plenty of archeological discoveries such as Buddhist art, potteries and coins. The items found here are exhibited in the National Museum of Nepal (Rashtriya Museum).