Ashokan Rock Edicts
On the way to Mount Girnar, one will be able to see a large boulder with a circumference of 7 meters and a height of ten meters with the inscription engraved on it. These inscriptions were made by Emperor Ashoka in 250 BC. There are around 14 edicts in Brahmi script in Pali language etched with an iron pen.
It is conserved in a small building, on the way to Girnar Hill. The most important rock edict was written by Ashoka can be viewed from the top of the hill on a large black colored granite slab. These edicts keep a lot of significance as they express the deep feeling of repentance felt by Ashoka because of the devastation caused by him to the people during wars. The rock edicts are the evidence that the people around here were once under the influence of Buddhism. These edicts impart the message of peace, tolerance and leading a simple life. This place meant for the history buffs and people who celebrate the heritage of India.