Ancient Indian History Quiz Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Q.  What does the use of lion as a motif in the Ashokan pillar symbolizes?

a. Pride and Courage
b. Ashoka
c. Buddha
d. Departure of Siddhartha


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Lion was one of the motifs used in Ashokan pillars. Lion is a solar symbol and it also represents the Buddha, as he is referred to as Sakyasimha which also means a lion among the Sakyas.
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