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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 FATHER

This imperial monarch of unparalleled spiritual eminence had an affectionate wife in Asandhimitra. She was a replica of the Indian womanhood-chaste and devout, loyal and loving. By her virtuous ways and exemplary actions, she won the affection of the high and low, and far and near. Indeed she was the Chief Queen, in word and deed. She gave Asoka conjugal bliss and domestic peace. The royal pair had but one mind in two bodies. Complete harmony, as it were, got stuck up between them and the couple resembled Uma and Maheswar, the celestial specimens of conjugal concord an ethereal bliss.

Asandhimitra gave birth to an exceptional baby boy, whom they affectionately named 'Kunala'. Happily Kunala inherited the noble traits of his pious mother and benevolent father. He was modest and law-abiding, pure and pious, humble, yet dignified. Of the qualities he claimed ownership, the spirit of sacrifice and sense of duty are worthy of mention. And emulation too. They elevated him to the pinnacle of fame.

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