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Ashokan Inscription - Brahmagiri

DISTRICT: Chitradurga; TALUK: Molakalmur
LOCALITY; Brahmagiri (Lat. 14° 48' N; Long. 76° 49' E)
APPROACH; AIRPORT:Bengaluru; RAILWAYSTATlON: Chitradurga; BUS-STATlON-Molakalmuru

The edict at Brahmagiri comprising Minor Rock-edicts is the best preserved edict of Asoka in Karnataka. It is engraved on a huge boulder of gneiss, at the base of a hill. The inscription is cut on the undressed surface of the rock in thirteen lines covering a space of 4.98 m x 3.5 m. The script is 3rd century BC, Brahmi and the language is Prakrit. The inscription is issued from Suvarnagiri at the word of the prince (Aryaputra) to the mahamatras (officers) at Isila as per the command of Devanampriya. The inscription was written by Chapada the writer, in Kharoshthi characters. The place is identified as Isila mentioned in the Edict.