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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

Thus came into existence, the innumerable rock edicts and mono-lithic pillars scattered all over India. Along with these, he decided to build monasteries and cave-dwellings to accommodate the monks, who dedicated their lives for the propagation of Buddhism. The mush room growth of monasteries called then Viharas was so rapid that they grew up all over and covered the entire country in a matter of few years. Around Pataliputra - the capital alone, there were innumerable, and the whole province came to be known as Vihara, and the present Bihar is derived from it only.

These considerations pushed him into the fore-front as a great builder of global significance. The magnitude of his patronage and enormity of expenditure have become objects of wonder for all types of people and subjects of special research for all ages. Their size and number together with workmanship, stupify the on-lookers and the scholars alike. 

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