AShok Pillar At Kolhua

Location : Lat. 260 00’ 51” N ; Long. 870 06’ 32” E
District : Muzaffarpur
State : Bihar
Excavation years : 1989-1990, 1992-93, 2010-11

Kolhua is situated about 65 kms north-west of Patna in Muzaffarpur district, where Mauryan emperor Ashoka, ‘the great’ had erected monolithic, polished sandstone pillar, consisting of a circular shaft, surmounted by a decorative bell shaped capital, supporting a life-size figure of a lion facing of north. This area under the confederacy of Vajji with its capital at Vaishali, regarded as world’s oldest democracy. Several other archaeological sites are scattered around Kolhua are Raja Bisal ka gadh (ancient Vaishali), Relic stupa, Kharouna Pokhar (Abhishek Puskarni), Chakramdas and Lalpura etc. This place is also associated with one the miracle of Lord Buddha in which the monkey king offered him a bowl filled with honey.

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How to Reach:

By Air

The nearest airport Patna which is about 65 kilometers north-west from Patna

By Train

It is about 30 Kms from Muzaffarpur Railway Station

By Road

It is connected with road from Muzaffarpur, Hajipur and Chhapara(Saran)