The Heliodorus pillar is a stone column that was erected around 110 BCE in central India in Vidisha near modern Besnagar, by Heliodorus, a Greek ambassador of the Indo-Greek king Antialcidas to the court of the Sunga king Bhagabhadra.
The pillar was surmounted by a sculpture of Garuda and was apparently dedicated by Heliodorus to the god Vasudeva in front of the temple of Vasudeva.
There are two inscriptions on the pillar, the first inscription describes in Brahmi the situation of Heliodorus and his relationship to the Sunga and Indo-Greek kings. The second inscription on the pillar describes in more detail the spiritual content of the faith supported by Heliodorus:
“Three immortal precepts (footsteps)… when practiced lead to heaven: self-restraint, charity, consciousness”