Ancient History

Ashoka's connection with Buddhism is evident from which one of the following edicts?

  1. Major Rock Edict 13
  2. Rock Edict 6
  3. Minor Rock Edict 1
  4. Pillar Edict 4

Answer

The Edicts of Ashoka are a collection of inscriptions on the Pillars of Ashoka and boulders & cave walls made by the Emperor Ashoka of the Mauryan Empire during his reign from 269 BC to 232 BC.

Edict 13 reflects the great remorse the king felt after observing the destruction of Kalinga. The destructive war with Kalinga transformed the Emperor Ashoka to a stable and peaceful emperor and he became a patron of Buddhism.

The correct option is A.