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Hinduism - Where Is Chunar In India?

 






Chunar is a sandstone quarry located approximately 25 miles south of modern-day Benares. 



This quarry is well-known for providing the stone for the Mauryan monarch Ashoka's pillars. 



  • The pillars were erected along his empire's main commerce routes and engraved with imperial proclamations known as pillar edicts.