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d. c.232 B.C., Indian emperor (c.273–c.232 B.C.) of the Maurya dynasty; grandson of Chandragupta. One of the greatest rulers of ancient India, he brought nearly all India, together with Baluchistan and Afghanistan, under one sway for the
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The Mahabodhi Temple is one of the 84,000 shrines erected by King Ashoka the Great in the 3rd century B.C.
Just as Ashoka the Great was not driven by any religious zeal when he painted Kalinga red with the blood of its people, Muslim conquerors were not on a proselytizing mission.
Motihari/ Rampurva (Bihar), Dec 24 (ANI): Ashoka Pillars erected at several locations by the Mauryan ruler Ashoka the Great are regarded with historical reverence in India.