What Was The Influence Of Ashoka

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The world has had many great leaders, but some of those leaders were ruthless and violent. Let’s travel back to 304 BC, when the new prince Ashoka Maurya was born to Rani Shubhadrangi and Maharaja Bindusara, in the ancient city of Patliputra (Which is now alongside modern day Patna). Ashoka grew up to be a dauntless, troublesome and savage young man. He admired hunting, and legend has it, he killed a lion only with a wooden stick. His older half-brothers were alarmed by this, as they feared Ashoka, and persuaded their father to post him as a general to distant borders of the Mauryan Empire.

Because of what his they did, Ashoka knew that his brothers viewed him as an opponent for the throne, Ashoka went into exile for 2 years in the one of the neighboring countries, Kalinga. While he was there, he
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The people had a chance to convert to Buddhism, because of Ashoka. The king helped many people by doing this, because he gave them a chance for a better life. Because of this, he is still remembered today.
Ashoka is still relevant, and people are aware of what he did, but not just in India. Ashoka has some very famous symbols, and one of them is on the Indian flag, it is called the Ashoka Chakra. The Ashoka Chakra is a portrayal of the Buddhist Dharma chakra, represented with 24 spokes. It is so called because it appears on a number of edicts of Ashoka, most notable among which is the Lion Capital of Sarnath which has been used as the National Emblem of the Republic of India.
As I mentioned, the national emblem of the republic of India is the Sarnath lion, which is known all around the world, especially because it is on the Indian Passport. On the statue, there are four lions, which stand back to back, mounted on a pole with a platform carrying sculptures of an elephant, a horse, a bull and a lion separated by the chakra over a
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