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Agam Kuan, literally "the unfathomable well" is said to date back to the period of Maurya emperor Ashoka, the great. It is located to the east of Patna, Bihar state, India. A representation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka, which was erected around 250 BC. It is the emblem of India. ... Allegiance: Magadhan Empire Rank: Emperor Succeeded by: Dasaratha Maurya Reign: 273 BC-232 BC Place of birth: Pataliputra, India Battles/Wars Kalinga War Emperor Ashoka the Great (Devanagari: अशोक(:); IAST transliteration: , pronunciation: ) (304 BC–232 BC) (Imperial Title:Devanampiya Piyadassi ie He who is the beloved of the Gods who, in... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... , Bihar (Hindi: बिहार, Urdu: بہار, IPA: ,  ) is a state of the Indian union situated in the eastern part of the country. ... India is subdivided into twenty-eight states and seven union territories; the states and territories are themselves further subdivided. ...

The well is 4.5 meters in diameter and is well framed from outside. There are many legends associated with the well, the most ghastly one being that Ashok beheaded his ninety-nine brothers and consigned their heads into this well before he proclaimed himself the emperor. The important thing about this well is once somebody gets inside never came back and its eater level is not decreased since the great emperor Ashoka's period. Lots of people tried to make water out from the well but it resulted in Impossible. Hey ! one thing u r also missing. This well is containing an uncountable wealth, golden accessories(since Ashoka's Period) and so much money inside. People use to throw coins inside the well from a long-long period.Still people always use to throw coins inside the well, but not a single coin anybody findout from it.

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Agam Kuan, the unfathomable well, is an ancient relic of the Mauryan Emperor Ashok.
Situated a little distance away from Ashoka’s Charitable Hospital in the Kumrahar complex, is this famous Ashokan remain, the Agam Kuan, which is believed to be a part of the legendary hall created by Ashoka.
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Agam Kuan, considered as Patna's most quaint monument, is famous for its two important relics – both enveloped in the mystery of legends.
The first is Agam Kuan (the unfathomable well), the fabled huge well fed with the Ashokan legends.
Agam Kuan is a huge well, circular in plan, with a diameter extending over 20'2".
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