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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

It was apparently an incurable malady. People were alarmed. His end was nearing, they thought. Asoka, whose vital powers had by then been sucked away by the dreadful disease feared more for the safety of his Kingdom and prosperity of his people than his personal health. As he became weaker and weaker day by day, his concern for the people grew deeper and deeper. After due consideration he wished to place his son, Kunala on the throne, in whom he saw an able ruler and noble master. Preparations went ahead in this direction.

When the news reached the ears of the then wed comely princess, who was raised to the dignity of Queen - consort following the solemnization of marriage felt up-rooted. Sure this measure would lower her prestige and divest her of the royal privileges. As she pondered over it, her fears grew worse. So, she hit upon a plan to upset every thing. And she intervened before the coronation was finalized.

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