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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 TEETOTALLER

Indeed, dedicated practice makes one guiltless and allows his conscience grow resplendent. It gives self-confidence and ensures a safe place in the hearts of the community following it. It gives his voice weight and validity. As a corollary, the practician holds his head erect and goes about spreading his message and shedding sweetness and light at every step of his onward march. Surely, it draws the devotees on kneels by inspiring veneration in them. Hence, the adage practice must precede precept.

Realising its inherent potentialities, Asoka effected many changes in his own life as the first measure towards the realisation of his ambition. To begin with, he renounced war. Gave up violence. Abjured the killing of insects even. He caused the closure of the slaughter of animals, either for sacrificial purposes, or dietary necessities.

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