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Prince Of Pataliputra – Ashoka’s Rise To Power


Devayasna

Note: I would recommend reading this post before starting this article.

Our story begins in the city of Champa (Champaran), where a Brahmin named Pilindavatsa (also called Janasana) had a very beautiful daughter, named Subhadrangi (also called Dharma or Janapadakalyani). Astrologers foretold that she would marry a king and have two famous sons, one of whom would rule over a whole continent while the other would become a wandering monk. When his daughter was of age, he adorned her with all the ornaments he had and offered her in marriage to the Mauryan Emperor Bindusara, who accepted her into his harem as a concubine.

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