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This write up provides information on Lauriya Nandangarh, a Buddhist site in Bihar. Explore more on Lauriya Nandangarh, India.

Lauriya Nandangarh

Location: Approximately 22 km from Bettiah, Bihar
Attractions: Houses one of the biggest stupas in India

Lauriya Nandangarh is situated in the state of Bihar. It lies at a distance of approximately 22 km from the district of Bettiah. Lauriya Nandangarh boasts of housing the Ashokan pillar, comprising of the six Ashokan Edicts. As per the version of the historians as well as the archaeologists, as many as forty pillars were built here by Emperor Ashoka. However, today only one pillar exists in complete form, at its initial location in Lauriya Nandangarh. The height of the pillar is more than twelve meters.

Even after so many years, the Mauryan polish used on the pillar still retains its radiance and shine. The pillar is carved with six Ashokan edicts, issued by the Emperor in the year 244 BC. The top of the pillar is adorned with a lion, in a squatting position. The face of the lion is distorted, as it received a cannon shot in 1660 AD. One of the major attractions of Lauriya Nandangarh is a large stupa, considered to be the one of the biggest stupas in India. The massive stupa is 24 m in height and has a circumference of almost 457 m.

How to reach Lauriya Nandangarh

By Air
The nearest airport is that of Patna.

By Rail
Bettiah railway station is the nearest to Lauriya Nandangarh.

By Road
There are frequent bus services as well as taxi services between Bettiah and Nandangarh.

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