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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  left Kalinga, but Kalinga never left him. It haunted him day in and day out. Every second the dreadful sight began thrusting its full weight against his sensitive heart. His gloom began looming large with every tick of the clock. He felt his heart was pounded, soul, squeezed; conscience, stifled; and mind, defunct, at its very mention. The suffering he inflicted on Kalingas appeared preying upon his soul gradually. He lost his mental peace. And Paradise too. 

Will he ever regain them? 

"Am I not justified?" he questioned himself. The answer startled him. It raised his mental crisis further. He sought explanation in the books on Politics and Law. Answers were insipid and stale. What about logic then? The cold logic cooled his soul further. The past never pacified him, nor the present mitigated his suffering. He turned to religion and scriptures for justification of his action. They abhorred him with all vehemence at their command. It was to him like a chorus song, strongly denouncing war. Yet, the repudiation was not complete. They neither indicated the proper goal, nor suggested the right action. It placed him in a dilemma.

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