(c. 272—231 bc)

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Emperor of India c. 269–232 bc, who was converted to Buddhism and established it as the state religion.

Asoka pillar a pillar with four lions on the capital, built by the Emperor Asoka 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.

Subjects: Buddhism.

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