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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

Asoka, as a Kshatriya had an aversion for that stuff. He gave it up even before the Kalinga war. But circumstances forced him to eat an onion once in his life. He did so much against his conscience for health reasons, when every alternative had shut it doors against him tight. The circumstances being strange and the story odd, they deserve a detailed narration now. The episode never undermined his austerity, nor did it leave a stain on his spotless ascetic life. On the other hand, it strengthened his convictions admiringly well and made his conduct a worthy specimen for emulation by all and at all times too.

Late in life, Asoka suffered from a dangerous disease. It was a dreadful malady, incurable in nature. The Royal physicians and experts in the field, who attended on him expressed their inability to cure it. Every known method, and all systems of medicines bent their heads before it in token of their helplessness.

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