Q. Which of the following pillar/rock inscription is/are located in present India?
1.Girnar Rock Inscription
2.Nigali Sagar Inscription
3.Rummindei Inscription
Choose the correct answer from below given codes:

[A] 1 only

[B] 1 and 2 only

[C] 2 and 3 only

[D] 1, 2 and 3

Answer: A

Explanation: Girnar Rock Inscription of Rudradaman (Kathiawar): Mentions the Sudarshan Lake constructed by Pushyagupta, a rashtriya (means provincial governor) of Saurashtra during Chandragupta Maurya’s reign.

  • Nigali Sagar Inscription (Nepal): To record the first enlargement of stupa (14 years after his consecration) and later Ashoka’s visit to the site (20 years after his consecration).
  • Rummindei Inscription (Nepal): To commemorate the birthplace of the Buddha, Ashoka visited Lumbini, worshipped here and gave tax concessions to the villagers. It records that the village of Lumbini was exempted from bali and was to pay only one-eighth of bhaga.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT