Thursday, April 16, 2015

According to Wikipedia - #Ashoka was hearless person in his early life.

According to Wikipedia - #Ashoka was hearless person in his early life.

I also read some of books related to Ashoka's history and they also mentioned the same.
Khud Boddh Dharm kee Pustaken Deepvansh aur Mahavansh bhee yahee kehatee hain. Jabki Ashok ne Khud Boddh Dharm Sweekar Kiya Thaa.
Yahee Pustaken Batatee hain ki Kaling ke Bheeshan Raktpaat, Jismen Hazaron Kshat Vikshat Angon ke Sath Ghayal Log Trahee Trahe kar Rahe The. Is Hriday Vidarak Ghatna Ko Dekhkar Ashoka Ne Boddha Dharm Apna Liyaa, Aur Shanti va Dayaluta Ke Marg par Chala. Mahanta ka Kirtiman Sthapit Kiyaa.
Public Ko Bura na Lage, Isleeye Ashoka Ko Shuru Se Hee Dayalu Swabhav ka Dikhaa Rahe Hain.

Ashoka's early life

Ashoka was born to the Mauryan emperor Bindusara and a relatively lower ranked wife of his, Dharmā [or Dhammā]. He was the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, founder of Mauryan dynasty. The Avadana texts mention that his mother was queen Subhadrangī. According to Ashokavadana, she was the daughter of a Brahmin from the city of Champa.[6]:205 Empress Subhadrangī was a Brahmin of the Ajivika sect,[7] and was found to be a suitable match for Emperor Bindusara. Though a palace intrigue kept her away from the emperor, this eventually ended, and she bore a son. It is from her exclamation "I am now without sorrow," that Ashoka got his name. The Divyāvadāna tells a similar story, but gives the name of the queen as Janapadakalyānī.[8][9]

Ashoka had several elder siblings, all of whom were his half-brothers from other wives of Bindusara. His fighting qualities were apparent from an early age and he was given royal military training. He was known as a fearsome hunter, and according to a legend, killed a lion with just a wooden rod. Because of his reputation as a frightening warrior and a heartless general, he was sent to curb the riots in the Avanti province of the Mauryan empire

Early life as emperor
A c. 1910 painting by Abanindranath Tagore (1871–1951) depicting Asoka's queen standing in front of the railings of the Buddhist monument at Sanchi (Raisen district, Madhya Pradesh).

Buddhist legends state that Ashoka was bad-tempered and of a wicked nature. He built Ashoka's Hell, an elaborate torture chamber described as a "Paradisal Hell" due to the contrast between its beautiful exterior and the acts carried out within by his appointed executioner, Girikaa.[12] This earned him the name of Chanda Ashoka (Caṇḍa Aśoka) meaning "Ashoka the Fierce" in Sanskrit.

 Professor Charles Drekmeier cautions that the Buddhist legends tend to dramatise the change that Buddhism brought in him, and therefore, exaggerate Ashoka's past wickedness and his piousness after the conversion.[13]

Ascending the throne, Ashoka expanded his empire over the next eight years, from the present-day boundaries Assam in the East to Balochistan in the West; from the Pamir Knot in Afghanistan in the north to the peninsula of southern India except for present day Tamil Nadu and Kerala which were ruled by the three ancient Tamil kingdoms


A similar four "Indian lion" Lion Capital of Ashoka atop an intact Ashoka Pillar at Wat U Mong near Chiang Mai, Thailand showing another larger Dharma Chakra / Ashoka Chakra atop the four lions.

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