[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet
  
Forums Chat Annouce Calender DigiCards Recommend Remote Invites
[an error occurred while processing this directive]


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
[an error occurred while processing this directive]

ASOKA AS A PILGRIM

The royal invitation was sealed with his immediate approval, and the saint with his eighteen thousand disciples set sail to Pataliputra, down the Jamuna and Ganges. The party was given a warm welcome. From there, the historic march commenced with unusual fanfare, escorted by a mighty army. It was indeed an amazing spectacle to witness the cavalcade of carriages and devout pilgrims in saffon robes going from place to place, with the monarch in the forefront.

Asoka reached the Lumbini Garden first. Upagupta, the guide explained at length the sacredness of the place and ended that it was on this sacred spot. Buddha, the venerable master was born and took seven steps upon the ground soon after his birth. Pointing to an awe-inspiring monument, he said that it was the first to come up to consecrate the memory of Buddha. The imperial monarch bestowed a hundred thousand gold pieces on the people and praised their good fortune of living on such sacred spot. To mark that momentous event, a stupa was built before his departure for Kapilavastu, where Buddha lived till the time of his renunciation.

Back ] Up ] Next ]

About Asoka As A Pilgrim
Page1
Page2
Page3
You are Here! Page4
Page5
Page6
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
HinduNet Signature Merchandise

[an error occurred while processing this directive]
More Information about HinduNet Inc.
Privacy Statement
The Hindu Universe is a HinduNet Inc., website.
Copyrighted 1994-2003, HinduNet Inc.