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ASHOKA

Spreading the Message of Dharma

Ashoka was not content with visiting holy places. He believed that the message of Dharma should not become stagnant like standing water. He wanted it to spread within India and outside, too. He wanted the people of the world to bathe in its pure steam and purify themselves. Therefore he undertook a great task which could would be enduring. He got the laws of Dharma engraved on rocks and stone pillars both inside and outside the country. These inscriptions related to Dharma, social ethics and moral living. Ashoka himself has proclaimed that his desire was that his message should reach the people of all lands and enable them to follow and propagate the Dharma for the welfare of the world. Such inscriptions can be seen even today both in India and outside. In India they have been discovered in Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh and at Siddapura of Chitradurga District, Koppala and Maski in Raichur District of Karnataka. Outside India they have been found in Peshawar District in Pakistan as well as near Khadahar in Afghanistan and on the borders of Nepal.


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About Ashoka
Introduction
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The Emperors
At Taxila

Ashoka Becomes King

Kalinga
The Kalinga War- A Change Of Heart
Matchless In History
The Noblest Victory
You are Here! Spreading The Message   Of Dharma
The Seeds Of Dharma
A Religious Conference
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The People's Friend
Vanquisted Kalinga
Vigilant On All Sides
An Old Age Of Sorrow
The Brightest Star In The History Of The World
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