Attractive Shed constructed to protect Ashoka Pillar

Published On: March 21, 2018 12:21 PM NPT

KAPILVASTU, Mar 21: An attractive shed has been constructed in order to protect and preserve the Ashoka Pillar at the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

The six meter long, four meters wide and eight meters high shed is covered with mud tiles in a traditional way. The tiles were brought from Rajasthan of India to give the structure an ancient look. 

The shed was constructed at the cost of Rs. 3 million by the Lumbini Development Trust. "We have paid attention to the archeological norms in building the structure," archeological officer at the Trust Himal Upreti said. 

The Ashoka Pillar had recently broken and thus the new measure was taken to preserve it. It falls on the Taulihawa-Jitpur section. The Ashoka pillar is believed to have been constructed by then Emperor Ashoka following his 20th anniversary to the throne. RSS

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