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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 ascended the throne in 273 B.C. 

An epoch of able administration, guided by an enlightened policy was inaugurated with Asoka in the throne as monarch, over a vast empire under his imperial umbrella. His empire comprised the whole of India, stretching between the Hindukush and the Himalayas on the north, and a line running approximately between Mangalore and Madras in the down south. It is really a matter of great pride to note that the extent of the empire went beyond the limits of Bharata Khanda of mythological fame. Some countries like Aria, Achrosia and Gedrosia, the integral parts of Persia, which now remain outside India, then formed the proud parts of his kingdom. Never had such a vast country remained in tact, under one sovereign for long. Credit goes to Asoka for not only ruling such a vast country, but also making fresh additions to it by his matchless military powers. 

Asoka enjoyed the singular good fortune of being spared the difficult task of winning, or governing such vast empire. As luck would have it, his valorous father had bequeathed him a vast and firmly established kingdom that made his task easy, and life happy. Thanks to his remarkable grand-father Chandragupta, who founded, consolidated and handed down a well organised kingdom, won by his matchless valour and pee less statesmanship.

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