Ashoka Pillar, an iron pillar located in the Qutb Minar Complex,
It is claimed the iron manufactured at a place called Mirjati near
The pillar is about 22 feet (6.7 m) tall weighing more than six tons. Historical facts show that it was erected at the times of the emperor, Chandragupta II (Vikramaditya). It is believed that the Iron Pillar was initially erected at Vishnupadagiri, in
The pillar bears an inscription in Sanskrit which states that it was erected as a standard in honor of Lord Vishnu.