Near Which River, Kalinga War took Place?

Near Which River, Kalinga War took Place?
The Kalinga war was fought between Mauryan Emprire under Asoka and state of Kalinga, which was a feudal republic located on the coast of today’s Orissa. As per history sources, the war took place in the 9th year of Asoka’s rule ,(265 BC or 264 BC). A large open open space adjoining the Dhauli Hill area near Daya River, some 10 kms from Bhubneshwar is considered the location of the battle field. It is also said that the in the aftermath of the Battle of kalinga, the Daya river running next to the battle field turned red with the blood of the slained one lakh Kalinga civilians and more than 10 thousand Asoka’s warriors. According to the Rock Edict XIII and Minor Rock Edict I, the kalinga war prompted Asoka, to devote rest of his life to nonviolence and Dhamma Vijaya (victory of Dhamma).

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