Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat

Samrat Ashok

Samrat Ashok known as the greatest Maurya king of India and his full name is Ashoka Maurya. He was the son of Bindusar and Subadhrangi (Dharma). He was born in 304 BC in Patliputra.

He was the grandson of Chandragupta Maurya, founder of the Maurya dynasty. According to the history, Ashoka had five wives and his wives name was Devi,  Karuvaki, Asandhimitra, Padmavati, and Tishyarakshita. He had four sons and two daughters a son by Devi named Mahendra, Tivara was the son of Karuvaki, Kunala was the son of Padmavati, and Jalauka, a daughter of Devi name was Sanghamitra and  Charumati. Ashoka expanded Chandragupta’s empire. His Mauryan empire reached north by the Hindu Kush categories in the north to the Goda river in the south and Mass and from east to Bangladesh in the west, Afghanistan, Iran.

In 260 BC Chakravarti Emperor Ashoka attacked Kalinga. According to the history, 1,50,000  people were made captive in the Kalinga war and were expelled, 1 lakh people were killed. Kalinga war made great changes in the heart of Emperor Ashoka. Their heart gets pervasive towards compassion and compassion towards humanity. He stopped the war operations forever. From here the spiritual and dhamma era of victory began. He accepted his religion as a great Buddhist religion. He died in 234 BC.



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