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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

The charm of the office and the power of the crown could not comfort him. They rather oppressed him and robbed him of his mental peace. Moreover, the fear of death never left him. As a matter of fact, it was made to appear in its dreadful shape before him every moment. It pounded him to powder. When he turned his mind for a way out, Buddhism stood before him with gleaming eyes and stretching hands for protection.

Vitasoka in utter helplessness knelt down and uttered the sacred name of Buddha for the first time. The call met with an instant answer. Sthavira yaas, a leading exponent of the Buddhist doctrines took on himself the sacred duty of converting him at his own instance. Thus Vitasoka was initiated into the Buddhist Dharma. Asoka's stratagem yielded the expected result. He felt lifted to heaven. Anticipating a happy turn of results, he arranged for the successful completion of Vitasoka's apprenticeship.

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