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Why was Ashoka called the Great Ashoka?

Ashoka is called “The Great “ emperor because he renounced war as state policy voluntarily in the 3rd Century BC and instead adopted the policy of Dhamma ie policy of welfare of his subjects . Being far ahead of his time Ashoka is fittingly called Ashoka the great.

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Beside this, why Ashoka was called Chand Ashoka?

ASHOKA or better known as the Emperor Ashoka The Great was a Mauryan King. During his initial days Ashoka was very cruel, and is believed to have killed his half brothers in order to get the throne. As a result he began to be called as a Chand Ashoka, meaning brutal Ashoka.

Similarly, why is Ashoka considered the greatest Mauryan king? Ashoka was called as Ashoka the great due to the following reasons: His actions in the administration and management of State reflect piety. Love, magnanimity, high moral discipline and ethical conduct in his personal as well as public life.

Keeping this in consideration, what was special about Ashoka as a ruler?

Emperor Ashoka the Great (sometimes spelt Aśoka) lived from 304 to 232 BCE and was the third ruler of the Indian Mauryan Empire, the largest ever in the Indian subcontinent and one of the world's largest empires at its time. He ruled form 268 BCE to 232 BCE and became a model of kingship in the Buddhist tradition.

Why was Ashoka a great king?

Considered by many to be one of India's greatest emperors, Ashoka expanded Chandragupta's empire to reign over a realm stretching from present-day Afghanistan in the west to Bangladesh in the east. Ashoka waged a destructive war against the state of Kalinga (modern Odisha), which he conquered in about 260 BCE.

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