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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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To reclaim him, and to carry, on the normal business of the state, the ministers prevailed upon him to marry another. They pleaded time and again: "Company keeps one gay and makes the misery go. Partnership relieves boredom and revives interest and more so with a lovely and lively young one. Nearness to the devoted mitigates the agony. Consolation flows between them and allows sweetness spring up in their hearts". Asoka nodded his head, in answer to their powerful persuasion. Soon, an alliance was fixed and solemnization completed. The void was atlast filled up.

Asoka was coupled with Tishyarakshita, an immature young woman. The match could be likened to the union of the 'Dusk' with the 'Dawn'. For, she was frivolous and amorous, dissolute and depraved, lustful and spiteful, besides lowly and beastly. She was hopelessly unworthy of being a Queen, more so of Asoka, for that matter. She was unfit, even to enter the portals of the Maurya Palace. 

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