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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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ASOKAS AS A PREACHER

He set up long inscriptions throughout the kingdom towards this goal. His edicts engraved on the imperishable, imposing rocks and boulders are scattered all over the country, for easy access and quick implementation. Asoka took upon himself the task of composing the proclamations in easy and clear language for better comprehension and immediate practice. His edicts lay down the principles of Government, in addition to conveying religious instructions. Further, he caused them engraved in 'Bramhi' and 'Kharosti' lipis for the benefit of the majority of his people-scholars and semi-literates.

Among the innumerable inscriptions, his fourteen rock edicts, minor rock edicts and seven pillar edicts are deservedly famous. They supply to us the most authentic data about his life and reign, in addition to the various tenets of his religion. He speaks through them, nay, lives by them, for, they enable us to reconstruct his life, ideals and actions astonishingly well. 

To translate his tenets into action, he effected many changes in his life. He practised first, what he intended to preach next. He gave up war, forswore eating meat, abjured drinking and stopped hunting.

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