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Lauriya Nandangarh


A village in the Bettiah sub-division about 24kms north-west of Bettiah contains some of the most interesting remains the Lion pillar of Ashoka and some ancient sepulchural mounds.

The pillar shaft is formed of a single block of strands less than half a km to the east of the village in given polished sand stone 32 ft and 9ft ½ inches in height with a diameter at base of 35.5 inches and of 26.2 inches at top. The capital which in 6ft 10 inches in height in boll shaped with a circular abacus supporting the statue of a lion. The abacus is ornamented with a roof. The column has a light and elegant appearance.

The pillar is much thinner and much lighter than those of Bhakra and Areraj. The pillar is incribed with the edicts of Ashoka in the same clear and beautifully –cut characters on those of the Areraj pillar.

How to reach

  • Nearest Railhead: Betiah
  • Nearest Airport:Patna
  • By road: 26 kms from Betiah,71 kms from Mothari,155 kms from Muzzaffarpur
  • Where to stay : Private hotels ,Dharamshala available on moderate charges at Betaih.