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The longest Pillar adict of King Ashoka was-
1. 7th
2. 2nd
3. 3rd
4. 6th

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Correct Answer - Option 1 : 7th

The correct answer is 7th.

  • Seventh Pillar Edict mentions Dhamma Mahamattas and it is the longest pillar almost of all.
  • Pillar Edict VII: Works done by Asoka for Dhamma Policy. He says that all sects desire both self-control and purity of mind.

  • There are seven pillar edicts. 
  • Two types of stones are used: spotted white sandstone (from Mathura) and buff-colored sandstone and quartzite (from Amaravati).
  • All the pillars are monoliths (carved out of stone).

  • They have been found from different places like Kandahar (Afghanistan), Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pakistan), Delhi, Vaishali and Champaran (Bihar), Sarnath, and Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), and Sanchi (Madhya Pradesh).
  • Many pillars are as high as 50 feet high and weigh as much as 50 tons.
  • The pillars depict animals such as elephants and lions and wheels and lotuses which are all significant symbols in Buddhism.

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