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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

Did not the scriptures enjoin the Kings to undertake Digvijaya Yatra? Wherefore the skills of warfare acquired, then? Who could put down the wicked and uphold 'dharma'? What for is the soldiering insisted upon? And glorified? Why should the timid be despised and valiant adored? Questions of this type again and again assailed him all-round and upset his well formed or ill formed decisions, non-stop. He grew restless.

He summoned forthwith his valorous warriors and segacious ministers for solution. He tabled the motion and initiated the discussion. Every voice was given a chance - opinions were sought for; consultations, went on; strength, estimated; pros and cons, considered; the time of action, discussed; mode of attack, chalked out and strategy, planned. All ended declaration of war against Kalinga.

The poor, Iuckless helpless, spineless Kalinga thus became a target of his wrath and attack. What a pity! How miserable were the Kalingas!! What doom awaits that unfortunate Kingdom!!!

Soon the war drums were sounded, weapons sharpened, army inspired, leaders roared and chariots fitted out. And the whole army started moving towards Kalinga. 

It looked like a great city on wheels!

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