Why were the inscriptions engraved on rocks and pillars? ​

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Why were the inscriptions engraved on rocks and pillars? ​

Ula 1 year 2021-08-30T02:44:49+00:00 0

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    2021-08-30T02:46:25+00:00

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    Many great kings like Ashoka the great have their inscriptions engraved on rock pillars to tell the future generations about their kingdom’s prosperity and greatness.

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    2021-08-30T02:46:26+00:00

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    Various rulers got their teachings, instructions, and commandments engraved on rocks and pillars for the guidance of the people. There were certain other unofficial inscriptions as well either to commemorate the donor or to pass on the information to other people and future generations.

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    Ashoka’s pillars and rock-edicts have formed a class by themselves. A detailed study by archaeologists has found them of great historical importance. Most of them are written in the Brahmi script only. There are certain inscriptions, though limited in number, in the languages of the South, for example, Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada. The values of these inscriptions are greatly enhanced when we find that they are the words of a particular ruler.

    The inscriptions are of greater value than the books because changes can be made in the books by the successive writers or they can be destroyed by the passage of time by white-ants and other inimical insects. The inscriptions, however, cannot be tampered with or without being caught and the cruelty of the weather can also not affect them. These inscriptions have been found on rocks, pillars, slabs, walls of buildings, bricks, stones, seals, images, and copper plates. Various rulers got their teachings, instructions, and commandments engraved on rocks and pillars for the guidance of the people. There were certain other unofficial inscriptions as well either to commemorate the donor or to pass on the information to other people and future generations. The installation of different pillars in various parts of the country can indicate the boundaries of a certain ruler. They can also evidence the approach of the people towards a particular language.

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