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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:29 pm
Ashoka sent his son Mahendra and daughter Sanghamitra to propagate Buddhism in Sri Lanka.
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Ashoka ruled for almost 40 years and died in 232 B.C.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:30 pm
In a period of about 50 years after Ashoka’s death, seven kings followed him in succession
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:30 pm
The empire was divided into an eastern and western part. The western part was governed by Kunala, Samprati and others.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:30 pm
The eastern part with southern India was governed by six successors of Mauryan kings from Dasarath to Brihadratha. They were having their capital at Pataliputra.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
The king Brihadratha was killed by Pushyamitra who was the commander-in-chief of the army.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
The incident of the killing of the king in full view of the public, and in the presence of his army clearly reflects that the king neither enjoyed the loyalty of his own army nor the sympathy of the people.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
his is the only recorded incident in the history of India till the 12th century A.D., wherein the king was murdered and replaced.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:31 pm
Pushyamitra ascended the throne, but he never declaring himself as the king rather retained the title of the Senapati.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:32 pm
In a very dramatic way, the Mauryan Empire declined and disappeared just in 50 years after the death of Ashoka.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:32 pm
The Battle of Kalinga was one of the bloodiest battles ever fought in Indian subcontinent. So devastating were the consequences of this battle that the ruthless Mauryan Emporer Ashoka eventually walked the path of peace and adopted Buddhism.
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He later ruled the vast Mauryan Empire for 40 years with harmony, peace and prosperity. These 40 years of peaceful reign earned him the title ‘Ashoka the Great’. Here are 20 interesting facts about the Battle of Kalinga:
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It was the bloodiest and the most infamous war ever fought between State of Kalinga (present-day Odisha) and Mauryan Empire.
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The war was fought in 261 B.C. and was won by the Mauryan Dynasty.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:33 pm
The Mauryan army was led by Emperor Ashoka while the Kalinga army was led by Raja Anantha Padmanabhan.
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The Battle of Kalinga began in 8th year of Ashoka’s rule. Before the battle started, Ashoka sent a letter to King of Kalinga or Kalingaraj where Ashoka asked for complete submission of Kalinga to the Mauryan Empire. This was refused by Kalingaraj.
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Ashoka’s grandfather, Emperor Chandragupta Maurya tried to conquer Kalinga once but was unsuccessful.
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Emperor Bindusara, father of Emperor Ashoka, was in a process of territorial expansion but the independent feudal republic of Kalinga was a major hindrance both politically and economically.
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After death of Emperor Bindusara, Emperor Ashoka took a complete charge to annex the State of Kalinga.

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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:34 pm
When Raja Anantha Padmanabhan declined the proposal of complete submission to Mauryan Empire, Emperor Ashoka led an enormous army to Kalinga.
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The Battle of Kalinga was the only battle in which Emperor Ashoka was present physically.
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The battle was fought on Dhauli hill and later the whole State of Kalinga was turned into a bloody battlefield.
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It is being said that the battle was so fierce that in aftermath of the battle, Daya River flowing next to the battlefield turned completely red because of the bloodshed.
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on Wed Jan 16, 2019 12:35 pm
Several thousands of men and women of Kalinga were deported.
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Emperor Ashoka did win the Battle of Kalinga and the State of Kalinga was eventually annexed by Mauryan Empire but the sheer number of lives lost and the sight of hundreds of thousands of dead and wounded scattered all other the battlefield filled Emperor Ashoka’s heart with remorse and grief.
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