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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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Innocent and infirm, weak and sick, beggars and vagabonds, ascetics and devotees related to neither and nothing to do with either party were all butchered mercilessly and endlessly. Arson and loot, then reigned supreme. The horrors of the war spread far and wide. Smiling nature smoldered; bracing air polluted; eyeful greenery withered; colourful flora and fauna dithered; blooming life doomed. Everywhere in Kalinga and around.

The report of the progress of war reached the ears of Asoka. Flushed with victory, he came out to see for himself, the bloody battle in progress. He stood on a mound. And looked.

Oh! Dreadful! Gruesome!! Disastrous!!! Horror of horrors - the vast battle-field strewn with bodies dead; heads, mutilated; limbs, mangled; hands, maimed; trunks, severed; faces, disfigured; soldiers, unidentified, and vehicles, powdered greeted his sight. The ground was soaked in hot, young blood and flowed down in streams between the piles of the dead. It looked as though the hell had emptied all its contents to set up an earthy capital here. What a tragedy? How disastrous! How obnoxious!! How grievous!!! It was a sight ghastly, and spectacle unbearable.

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