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धर्माराजिका चक्रवात, सम्राट, राज्ञश्रेष्ठ, मगधराज, भूपतिं,
मौर्यराजा, अशोक, धर्माशोक, असोक्वाध्हन, अशोकवर्धन,
प्रजापिता, धर्मनायक

Ashok Samrat was born in PATALIPUTRA (currently BIHAR) in 304 BC (around 273-232 BCE). He was the third emperor of the Maurya dynastyThe founder of the Maurya dynasty was his grandfather "Chandra Gupta Maurya" (about 322-298 BC). After Chandragupta Maurya, his father "Bindusara",(about 294-273 BC) ascended the throne. Ashoka has a third Mourya emperor.


The practices of child marriage and polygamy were also in Samrat Ashoka's time. Samrat Ashoka herself had many queens. Ashoka Samrat married at the age of 18 and his sister was married at the age of 14.


At the time when Bindusara died in Sinhalese history, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat was the President of Ujjain in Malwa. The succession of the Rajpadled to a fierce fratricide in which 99 of his brothers were killed and Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat ascended the throne. However, there is no indication of this fratricidal war in the inscriptions of Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat. On the contrary, from inscription No.5, it appears that Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat was a well-wisher of his siblings and family. He was not crowned until four years after sitting on the throne.


Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat was a contemporary of King Antiochus II of Syria(261-246 BC) and some other Yavan(Greek) kings mentioned in inscription No.8. This shows that Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat ruled in the second half of the third century BCE, but the exact time of his coronation is not known.

He reigned 40 years. Therefore, he may have been a young man during the coronation.


War of Kalinga:

Eight years after his coronation, he invaded Kalinga, a coastal state in the Bay of Bengal. The Kalinga kingdom at that time was wide in the area between the Maha river and Godavari River. The reason for this war is not known, but he conquered Kalinga and annexed it to his kingdom. This war resulted in fierce bloodshed. One lakh people were killed and one and a half lakh were taken captive and several lakh people were destroyed by the famine, epidemic, etc. of the war. Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat was very sorry for the destruction and oppression of millions of humans and he hated war. 


Only after this, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, according to his inscriptions, appeared in 'Dhamma'(religion). Here Dhamma is taken to mean Buddhism and he soon becomes a follower of Buddhism. After becoming a Buddhist henchman, Chakravartin Ashoka's Samrat personality changed completely.

             

Empire of Chakravartin Ashoka samrat:

The Chakravartin Emperor Ashoka of the Maurya dynasty ruled unbroken India and his Mauryan empire extended from the ranges of Hindukush in the north to the south of the Godavari river in the south and Mysore, and from Bangladesh in the east to Afghanistan, Iran in the wast. The empire of

Emperor Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat occupies most of the territory of the present day. India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, this vast empire has been the largest Indian empire to date.


The behavior of the people of the Samrat Ashoka empire:

During the reign of Ashok Samrat, there was a lot of change in the social status of India. There were many communities like "Brahmins, Shravan, Aajeevak, etc.", but all were treated fairly on behalf of the state and everyone was instructed to learn to be tolerant in matters of religion, respect the truth, etc. The religious outlook of the people was liberal and sometimes foreigners were also made Hindus by giving them an education which people accepted with pleasure.


About Samrat Ashok: 

According to my, the percentage of educated people in the Buddhist population of the time of Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat Ashok was much higher than many provinces of modern British India.


Chakravartin Ashoka samrat:

Chakravartin Ashoka samrat full name was Ashokvardhana. In his writings, he is always addressed as 'Devanampiyya' (beloved of the gods) and 'Piyadarshi' (Priyadarshi). Only Yaski's short inscription inscribes him 'Devanam-pi Ashok'.


Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat death:

Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat died in 232 BC after ruling for 40 years. It is believed that after his death his empire was divided into the western and eastern parts. The eastern part was ruled by Ashoka's son 'Dasaratha', while the western part was ruled by 'Samprati'


Chakravartin Ashoka samrat in films and literature:

1) In 1973, "Amar Chitra Katha" released a graphics novel based on the life of Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat.

2) Ashoka is a 2001 epic IHDF(Indian historical drama) directed and co-written by 'Santosh Sivan'. The film Ashoka Samrat cast Shah Rukh Khan as a lead role.

3) In 2015, Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, a television serial by 'Ashok Banker', based on the life of Chakravartin Ashoka Samrat, began airing on

'Colors T.V.' (Right now you will get to see it in the Voot app only 162 episodes).