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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 PATRON

During the early days of his conversion, he resolved to donate a thousand million gold pieces to the church to carry on its propagandist activities. For realizing this unearthly hunger for diffusion, he diverted a major part of the revenue towards it. He scrupulously accounted for the various items of expenditure incurred in this connection. Periodical auditing and perpetual vigilance over the manner of spending were given top priority, and he personally attended to them with utmost care. When he grew pretty old, to his great surprise he found that he spent only 960 millions of gold pieces against the target of 1000, he had fixed. The balance of 40 millions remained unredeemed. After all forty millions! It is nothing! An insignificant amount!, he concluded.

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