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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

Asoka's zeal for diffusion of Buddhism is something astounding and monumental. This boundless enthusiasm confirmed the belief current in those days - "It is recorded in the tradition that Bindusara once saw in his dream a strange phenomenon which indicated the future greatness of his son, Asoka. Bindusara dreamt one day that "a piece of cloth and a gold stick that got divided up into eighteen fragments were brought together again by the divine powers of a great celebrity, who rules over a vast empire. And the same celebrity enshrined the bodily relics of Buddha in several places, besides preaching his message". Indeed, this belief was attested by Bhagawan Buddha himself. He predicted: "More than a century of my Nirvana, there shall rise a righteous ruler named Asoka and he shall rule over the whole of Jambudvipa when my gospel shall reach every man". So, Asoka was worshipped as a demigod both by monks and laymen.

The remarkable feature of his religious ardor is it never absorbed him wholly, nor did it allow him abandon his royal obligations, i.e., he did not abdicate his throne in his hopeless passion for religion.

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