Which among the following statements about the Lion Capital of Asoka is / are correct?
1.It was erected around 250 BC at Sarnath
2. It was engraved with “Satyamev Jayate”
3. Its abacus is engraved with 4 animals viz. lion, elephant , deer and bull
Choose the correct option:

Answer: [A] Only 1

Satyamev Jayate was later adopted from Mundkopnishada. The four animals are guardians of the four directions: the lion of the north, the elephant of the east, the horse of the south and the bull of the west.

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