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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 MONARCH

"Why? Is it reserved for me? Could anyone challenge my imperial away? Who could stand in my way?" he mused. And ended, "It is an unfulfilled renown". Anyway, it looked challenging his military prowess. At once, his thirst for expansion and hunger for adventure were awakened.

Sure, a monarch of his type and temper could not rest until that small, small, small piece of land, equal to that of his kitchen got annexed. It must become part and parcel of his proud imperial empire. Would he relish the idea of his suzerainty being questioned? On the contrary, his over lordship must openly be acknowledged with rich gifts, befitting his imperial status. Kalingas must kiss his feet in token of their servitude. Nothing less, nor more. That was the hot passion emanating from the burning heart of that proud impetuous, bubbling youthful monarch, which ignited his power lust and propelled him into war theatre for absolute suzerainty over Akhand Bharat!

Should such an imperious King Asoka sit cross-legged and think otherwise? Never! Never!! Never!!! Certainly never in the case of any Kshatriya of his day. Scriptures endorse military campaigns, and the past supports them. Why, his 'Swadharma' amours him from head to foot and thrusts him into war theatre. Yet, he was in a fix.

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