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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

Asoka's monuments assumed various shapes and sizes. They include cities, monasteries, cave-dwellings, stupas, monolithic pillars, boulders and lastly rock edicts. Undoubtedly they are aimed at the propagation of his religion.

According to tradition, he founded two cities-the first in Srinagar in Kashmir and the other Devapattana, in Nepal. In each of these cities, he built tens of thousands of monasteries for monks of all faiths, and also temples for worship. The splendour of the ruins found in those places seem to chant their patron's name even today.

Next come 'Stupas', whose number is simply amazing. 84,000 stupas are said to have been built by him. They enshrine the relics of Buddha, or some celebrated saints who followed the foot-steps of their Lord. One among such stupas is now found on the top of a hill at Sanchi, which is conspicuous for miles, by its size and location.

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