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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 AN ADMINISTRATOR

He instituted new departments and widened the scope of the existing ones for the propagation of his religion. A new class of officers - "Dharma mahamatras" came into existence and they were entrusted with the propagation of dharma among his people. Not contented with this, he issued instructions to high officials to proceed on tours, every five years to spread Buddhism.

Moreover, records prove that he provided many amenities for the travelers, like erecting rest houses on roadsides, besides planting of shady trees for comfortable journey. He caused wells to be dug up for the benefit of men and beasts. He established hospitals for men, beasts and birds, not only in his kingdom but also in the dominions of his neighboring kings. Asoka amended the penal code to a greater degree of perfection. Cruelty and torture were eliminated from the scene once for all. Liberalized punishments, with humane treatment of the criminals for reform and progress had thus come into existence.

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