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Edit Comment Close Premium member Presentation Transcript ASHOKA THE GREAT : ASHOKA THE GREAT A Presentation by Vishwa .R,Neha.P,Shreya.P,Simmi.S,Yukta.S BACKGROUND INFORMATION : BACKGROUND INFORMATION ASHOKA BELONGS TO MAURYAN DYNASTY HE IS THE THIRD KING OF MAURYAN DYNASTY MAURYA DYNASTY : MAURYA DYNASTY CHANDRAGUPTA MAURYA (Founder & grand father of Ashoka) BINDUSARA (Second king & father of Ashoka) ASHOKA THE EMPEROR (Third king) CHANDRAGUPTA MAURYA : CHANDRAGUPTA MAURYA Overthrew Nanda Dynasty Founded Mauryan Dynasty in 322 BC Was crowned King at Taxila Had capital at Pataliputra His minister Chanakya wrote Arthashastra BINDUSARA : BINDUSARA Second Mauryan Emperor Also called ‘AJATASHATRU (Man with no enemies) Had Chanakya as Prime Minister Succeeded by Ashoka ASHOKA THE GREAT : ASHOKA THE GREAT ASHOKA THE GREAT : ASHOKA THE GREAT BEFORE THE KALINGA WAR AFTER THE KALINGA WAR LEGACY OF ASHOKA BEFORE THE KALINGA WAR : BEFORE THE KALINGA WAR ASHOKA THE GREAT PART-I ASHOKA THE GREAT : ASHOKA THE GREAT He beheaded his elder brother Susima to ascend the throne in 274 BC According to legend, he immediately killed his brothers. Kalinga War : Kalinga War Ashoka's reign as emperor began with a series of wars . He conquered more lands and added them to his empire. The Kalinga War of 260 BC was the worst of all. A change of heart : A change of heart The huge loss of life and suffering witnessed on the battlefield made him turn away from war. So he was deeply influenced by Buddhism, and adopted the dharma principles after THE KALINGA WAR : after THE KALINGA WAR ASHOKA THE GREAT PART-II AFTER KALINGA WAR : AFTER KALINGA WAR A. Dharma Principles B. Spread of Buddhism C. Ashoka the Administrator A. The Dharma Principles : A. The Dharma Principles The main principles of dharma (dhamma) nonviolence, tolerance of all sects, obedience to parents, respect for Brahmans , teachers & priests liberality towards friends, humane treatment of servants, Edicts of Ashoka : Edicts of Ashoka EDICTS OF ASHOKA WHAT THEY MEAN? The Dharma principles are inscribed in edicts, - rocks and pillars. They mean Asoka's reforms and policies and his advice to people B. SPREAD OF BUDDHISM : B. SPREAD OF BUDDHISM SPREAD OF BUDDHISM -1 : SPREAD OF BUDDHISM -1 Ashoka built shrines and monasteries and inscribed Buddhist teachings on rocks and pillars in many places. Spread of Buddhism-2 : Spread of Buddhism-2 He sent missionaries to countries as remote as Greece and Egypt; His own son Kunal became a monk & carried Buddhism to Sri Lanka, where it is still the major religion. Spread of Buddhism-3 : Spread of Buddhism-3 By the time he died in 232 B.C., Asoka had done more than any other man to spread Buddhism and make it a major world religion. Ashoka the administrator -1 : Ashoka the administrator -1 Ashoka taught and convinced people to love and respect all living things. He insisted on the recognition of the sanctity of all human life. He abolished the unnecessary slaughter or mutilation of animals. Ashoka the administrator -2 : Ashoka the administrator -2 Ashoka banned sport hunting & thus protected wildlife He became vegetarian & most people chose to become vegetarians on their own He allowed one day leave to prisoners to go outside for a day of the year. BENEVOLENT RULER His Own words : BENEVOLENT RULER His Own words LEGACIES OF ASHOKA : LEGACIES OF ASHOKA ASHOKA THE GREAT PART-III LEGACIES OF ASHOKA : LEGACIES OF ASHOKA SYMBOLIC LEGACY POLITICAL LEGACY BOLLYWOOD LEGACY SYMBLOIC Legacy 1 : SYMBLOIC Legacy 1 Indian government has adopted the famous lion capital from his pillar at Sarnath as official national emblem. SYMBOLIC Legacy 2 : SYMBOLIC Legacy 2 The wheel design on the capital's base has also become the central figure of the nation's flag SYMBOLIC Legacy 3 : SYMBOLIC Legacy 3 POLITICAL LEGACY : POLITICAL LEGACY In his time, Ashoka set high standards for other kings to follow Even today, every nation on earth follows Ashoka's system of good government Ashokan policy & polity is seen today as Disarmament & International Security BOLLYWOOD LEGACY : BOLLYWOOD LEGACY The film-ASHOKA- was directed by Santosh Sivan and stars Shahrukh Khan as Ashoka and Kareena Kapoor as Kaurwaki, a princess of Kalinga. THANK YOU FOLKS : THANK YOU FOLKS A presentation by hands of : A presentation by hands of Vishwa .r Neha.P Yukta.S Simmi.S Shreya.R You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.