from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Asoka Known as "the Great.” Died 232 B.C. King of Magadha (273-232) who united most of the Indian subcontinent under one rule and was converted to Buddhism, adopting it as the state religion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A low-spreading, leguminous tree, Saraca Indica, bearing large sweet-scented, pale orange-scarlet flowers.
- n. The mast-tree or Indian fir, Polyalthia longifolia, of the custard-apple family. It is cultivated for the sake of its flowers, and is planted in avenues and near temples. See vanjula.
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More significant, however, than this general injunction is an incident in Asoka's reign (3rd century B.C.) recorded in the Divyavadana, an important Buddhist work.
The name Asoka has hitherto only been found in one edict discovered at Hyderabad, _J. R.A.S.
King's reign and all announce themselves as the enactments of Piyadassi, the name Asoka being rarely used .
And, O son of Kunti, in that spot is the _tirtha_ called Asoka abounding in woody retreats of ascetics.
And, O son of Kunti, in that spot is the tirtha called Asoka abounding in woody retreats of ascetics.
The first period in the history of Buddhism extends from the death of the founder to the death of Asoka, that is to about 232 B.C.
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