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Asoka Priyadarsin
Index Author
Foreword  Opinion 
Preface  Prologue 
As A Youth  As A Monarch 
As A Warrior  As A Preacher 
As A Builder  As An Administror 
As A Father  As A Brother 
As A Teetotaller  As A Patron 
As A Pilgrim  Epilogue
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
Bhagawan Vithoba Of Pandharpur Bizarre Beliefs And Odd Traditions
Asoka Priyadarsin The Mother Of Melmaruvathur And Her Miracles
Vishnu Mayam Jagat Sarvam Sakti Mayam
The Temples Of Tamilnadu Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol I

Hindu Ethos In Capsules - Vol II

Hullo Tirupathi !
Uthuthshta Govinda Cum Jo Jo Mukunda The Miracles Of Gods For The Debacles Of Humans
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Asoka's devotion to Buddhism and his zeal for its propagation is proverbial. Nothing cures the ills of this wicked world better than Buddhism. It is a panacea for all ailments, bodily or spiritual. On realisation, he lost no time in changing his life and adhering to the tenets to the letter. When he fitted his life into the frame of Buddhist Dharma, after that Kalinga War he felt he was at peace with himself, and the world around him. As days progressed, he found himself wrapped up in celestial bliss. So, he decided to extend the same bliss to his loving subjects. He undertook the gigantic missionary work for the conversion of people to this new faith. The means he adopted reflect his earnestness and sincerity of conviction which have few parallels in the history of mankind. 

Among the many converts that Asoka claimed to his credit, Vitasoka's episode affords an interesting study. It served him in a double capacity -- it enabled him to demonstrate to the world his superhuman powers in raising a huge stone mountain in the capital, besides bringing back his own unwary brother Vitasoka into his fold.

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