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Asoka Priyadarsin
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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

Of the cave-dwellings much deserves to be said. Some are excavated at the Barbara and Nagarjuna Hills. They are seven in number and are cut out of the hard rock. They were dedicated to the monks. They bear inscriptions too. Then follow the monolithic pillars. Some of them stand even today in their full splendour to tell many tales of universal interest. They bear imperial proclamations, besides representing a high water mark of Mauryan sculpture. They are of various designs and sizes that range between 50-70 cubits in height. Their number is 30.

All these monuments unmistakably bear the stamp of Asoka's magnanimity and passion for propagation. The sculpture excellences and the architectural grandeur that adorn them are master-pieces in points of style and technique. And they are unsurpassed by anything in the ancient world. The skill of the stone - cutter reached such perfection which can never be dreamt of by the modern architects.

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