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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 AS A BROTHER

They accused him: "Vitasoka abused royal privileges. He insulted the king and assumed the sovereign powers for the furtherance of the cause of his own sect. He was growing presumptuous -- he was guilty on many counts - he was beyond redemption". Asoka listened to the last. He feigned great anger and pronounced instant death on Vitasoka on the spot itself. In accordance with the plan, the accusers pleaded for mercy and remission of the punishment. Asoka relented. He granted seven das respite to the accused and permitted him to exercise sovereign power - rule the country during that period, when he would be out of the capital. How strange? As strange as the accusation! 

Vitasoka felt relieved. As ordered, he took the reins of administration into his hands. He was absolutely unfit for that august office thrust upon him. And unequal to it in every respect. Uneasiness was mounting high second by second.

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