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Interesting Historical Site

The Heliodorus pillar located 10-15 minutes drive from the Udaygiri caves is dated to approximately... read more

Reviewed September 3, 2018
ParwathiH
A reminder of the illustrious past

The monument as such does not have anything more than what is seen in the picture.But it is a... read more

Reviewed March 12, 2018
BigBose
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Jabalpur, India
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Reviewed November 26, 2015

it is not a large area but a pillar standing in remainings of old temple. the boards there tells the story of the this place and you can estimate the importance that this place would have during older times

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Reviewed July 12, 2015

We made a short 20 min stop to this pillar, which is supposedly from 300ish BC and erected by Greek ambassador to the area. see my other review of the site---listed near Bhopal.

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Reviewed February 18, 2015

This pillar, which dates back to 150 B..C. still stands as a witness to ancient history of Greeks as well as Indians. It importance lies in the fact that it represents the ancient Bhagavata sect dedicated to Vasudeva, God of gods, whose identity is later merged with Lord Krishna of the Upanishadic Gita. This Vasudeva is wrongly identified by the ignorant as representing the Vedic god Vishnu. Vishnu evolved as the supreme deity only several centuries later.

3  Thank Prabhakar K
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Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

In the midst of rural India a fascinating testament to early cross cultural exchange. An ambassador from an Indo-Greek kingdom converted to the worship of Vishnu and erected this pillar in the 2nd century BC. The associated tree shrines attest to even more ancient religious practices. A very evocative place.

3  Thank DanielE15
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Reviewed November 25, 2014

A monolithic, free standing column. The inscription, i believe(we could not go inside the park and near the pillar as the gate was locked) states that it was a Garuda Pillar raised in honour of Vasudeva Heliodorous, a resident of Taxila.Also an Ambassador from Taxila.
The pillar resembles Ashoka pillar is smaller in size. The lowest portion of the shaft is Octogonal and the upper is sixteen sided. The pillars have inscriptions which have valuable historical record.
We could not get into the park as it was 5/30 p.m. and the park i believe, closes at 5. We could see the gigantic pillar from outside and enjoy the beautiful and well carved pillar.
We need to go in a small road, but the road is nice and can drive easily.
Visit this historical place when you visit Sanchi or Bhopal.

4  Thank loki_knows
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