Ashoka converted the area to Buddhism. Like most of the religions of today he promoted justice, much good and little evil, kindness, generosity, truthfulness and purity. This has been written on a large stone so that it might remain longer and that future generations may benefit from this.

The large rock of Shahbaz Garha promotes:

  • Prohibition of needless killing and sacrificing of animals
  • Provision of health facilities for humans and animals
  • Digging of wells
  • Prohibition of anti–social religious festivals
  • Good behavior with all
  • Obedience to parents.