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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 BUILDER

After long deliberation and due consideration Asoka decided that the commandments of Buddha, incidentally his own, should be carved on solid, hard rocks. His decision is wise and praise-worthy, for, the rocks have certain definite advantages over other available media. They are imperishable by nature, abundant in supply, and conspicuous by their imposing sizes. Neither the Nature's fury could destroy them, nor man's insanity erase them totally. The medium was well chosen and sagaciously popularized.

Then came the question of distribution of these inscriptions. Much thought and labour went into the installation of these edicts. Places of importance - historical, or spiritual, geographical, or political that could attract people in large numbers, periodically and constantly were cleverly selected for planting rocks etc., bearing the message of the Lord.

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