Inscriptions Of Ashoka (rock Edicts)
BRIEF HISTORY:Two minor Asokan Rock Edicts have been found at the foot of a hill range engraved on a dressed boulder of gneiss, locally known as ‘Sukradappana gudde’. The contents of the edicts are similar to those found at Maski and Brahmagiri in Kamataka. Edict No.1 at Nittur is of seven lines whereas Edict No.2 is of five lines. They mention the name of king Asoka besides his usual title “Devanam Priya”, Edict No.1 mentions the name at the end whereas edict No.2 mentions the name of the king at the beginning, Both edicts are in the Brahmi script of third century B.C. and in Prakrit language.