DMPQ: What is the difference between Mauryan pillar and Persian pillars?

 

S.no.Ashokan PillarPersian pillar
1.Monolithic shaftMade up of number of pieces.
2.Outer shaft of pillar is smoothThe outer Persian pillar has grooves
3.Bell is only at the topBell is both at the top as well as bottom
4.Mauryan pillar were erected by digging them in earth without base.Persian pillar were erected on a bell shaped base.
5.Used for inscripting the royal ordersUsed as a support
6.Part of independent construction.Were part of palace
7.Only human capitals are foundCapitals of human beings are also find.
   

 

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