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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

The result was marvelous. It gave a fresh lease of life to millions of animals in the country and several hundreds of dumb animals slaughtered for the royal kitchen every day. He turned a pure vegetarian, and later lived on fruits and roots in the spirit of a true monk. On account of his personal example and rapid spread of Buddhism, Vegetarianism became very popular. And meat eating and wine-drinking were given an eternal holiday. Animal sacrifice to gods too was forbidden. Is he not advance of our own times then?

Nextly, he abstained from drinking any of the intoxicating drinks. Drinking of any kind, however little the draught might be, unhinges the mind and throws the drunkard in the company of the devils and insane. So Asoka abhorred it. Did he replace it by any? No. He substituted it neither by smoking, or chewing the prohibited tobacco products, nor consuming opium and its sinister allies.

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