Dhauli

Ashoka had a special weakness for Dhauli, where the battle was fought. He saw it that Dhauli became an important centre of Buddhist activities. He built several chaityas, stupas and pillars there. He got abodes excavated for the recluse, instructions inscribed for officials, expounded the main principles of 'dandaniti' for the public, provided special status to his new kingdom including the stupas at Dhauli. On the top of the hill a dazzling white peace pagoda has been recently built by the Japan Buddha Sangha and the Kalinga Nippon Buddha Sangha in the 1970s

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