The first show at Dhauli is from 7pm to 7.35pm, the second one is from 7.45pm to 8.20pm. While an individual has to pay Rs 25, a student has to pay Rs 10 per show.
This show redefines storytelling and digital entertainment by using lights and audio system that is at par with the international light-and-sound shows.
The light-and-sound show, based on the latest three-dimensional projection mapping technology was designed by internationally acclaimed experts Himanshu Singh Sabharwal and Ross Aston of the Projection Studio, UK.
The 35-minute show depicts the history of Kalinga War, which was instrumental in converting Chandasoka into Dharmasoka. It describes how the Mauryan emperor Bindusar had failed to conquer Kalinga, but his son Asoka succeeded following the great war, which was fought on the banks of the Daya river at the foothills of Dhauli. But, after the war, Asoka’s mind changed and he vowed to shun violence and spread the message of Buddhism. The transformation popularly refers to the conversion of Chandasoka into Dharmasoka.