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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 PILGRIM

Many are the ways prescribed by the scriptures to expiate sins; for, sinless state alone ensures admission into heaven and makes it fit to enjoy eternal bliss. It is the ambition of everyone to strive for purging of sins during his short sojourn in the world. Among the many that have been enjoined on mankind, going on a pilgrimage to holy places is one of supreme significance. Visiting of the sacred shrines, necessarily involves bathing in the holy rivers, giving alms to the poor and coming into contact with people of diverse faiths and different traditions. Hence the pilgrims return home with contentment and unbounded joy.

Soon after embracing Buddhism, Asoka ardently desired to make every one of his subjects fit to enter heaven and partake the ethereal bliss. And to enjoy communion with God, besides feasting the five senses with the celestial sights, scents and sounds.

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