In Which Rock Edict Ashoka mentions about the casualities of Kalinga War and declares the renunciation of war?
Rock Edict XIII
In Rock Edict XIII Ashoka mentions about the casualities of Kalinga War and declares the renunciation of War. The Edicts of Emperor Ashoka are a set of 33 inscriptions on the Pillars of Ashoka as well as boulders and cave walls made by Ashoka during his reign from 269 BCE to 232 BCE. These inscriptions are dispersed the areas of modern-day India, Pakistan, Nepal. Major Rock Edicts fourteen Edicts and 2 separate ones found in Odisha.
“In the rock edict XIII; Ashoka’s victory over Kalinga. Victory of Ashoka’s Dhamma over Greek Kings. Here is the some of Major Rock Edicts XIII:
Beloved-of-the-Gods, King Piyadasi, conquered the Kalingas eight years after his coronation. One hundred and fifty thousand were deported, one hundred thousand were killed and many more died (from other causes). After the Kalingas had been conquered, Beloved-of-the-Gods came to feel a strong inclination towards the Dhamma, a love for the Dhamma and for instruction in Dhamma. Now Beloved-of-the-Gods feels deep remorse for having conquered the Kalingas.”