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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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He proclaimed his revolutionary relationship with his subjects in clear-cut terms thus: "All men are my children and just as I desire for my children that they may enjoy every kind of prosperity and happiness, in both this world and the next. So also I desire the same for all men". He went further, "Just as a man, having made over his child to a skilful nurse, feels confident and says to himself; "The skilful nurse is zealous to take care of my child's happiness, even so my officials have been created for the welfare and happiness of the country". His paternal attitude thus became self-evident and ensured a steady progress and ethereal bliss among his people.

To add to this, Asoka believed that the true conquest in any field of action is the conquest by the "Right" and not by the "Might". Coercion and brute-force would not-bring permanent peace and perpetual bliss. Peaceful means and non-violent ways ensure solidarity among the people, stability of the kingdom, vitality of King-ship and divinity of soul.

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