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SARNATH : TURNING THE WHEEL OF DHARMA .

BUDDHA DID NOT ATTACK CASTE DIRECTLY , YET IN HIS OWN ORDER HE DID NOT RECOGNIZE IT , AND THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT HIS WHOLE ATTITUDE AND ACTIVITY WEAKENED THE CASTE SYSTEM .

ASHOKAN PILLAR, LION CAPITAL, ITS HISTORY, AND IMPORTANCE.

Four lions standing back to back, with mouths wide open, their tongue sticking out, and their teeth seem to be as pointed as spears, the claws are protruding from their paws.
The well-formed veins and mane of these four lions look very beautiful. These lions roaring in all four directions are undoubtedly a symbol of strength, power, and royalty. To a large extent, it is possible that the warning of Emperor Ashoka in the context of people trying to divide Buddhism is inscribed on the top of the pillar and these four lions are an attempt to embody the warning and make the warning relatively more effective. From the structure of the eyes of the four lions, it appears that the circular structure of these eyes must have been studded with precious stones.

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