Ancient History

In which of the following relief sculpture inscriptions is 'Ranyo Ashoka' (King Ashoka) mentioned along with the stone portrait of Ashoka?

  1. Kanganahalli
  2. Sanchi
  3. Shahbazgarhi
  4. Sohgaura

Answer

Kanaganahalli is about 3 km from Sannati, Karnataka. It is an important excavation site for Buddhist monuments. The most important finding of the excavation include a stone sculptured slab bearing the name Ranyo Ashoko. The first inscribed portrait of Ashoka (surrounded by female attendants and queens) found at Kanaganahalli.

The correct option is A.