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Quick GK Test on Maurya Emperor -Ashoka The Great !

Maurya_KingdomAshoka the Great of the Maurya Dynasty was one of India’s greatest emperors and who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from ca. 269 BC to 232 BC. Ashoka reigned over most of present-day India after a number of military conquests. His empire stretched from present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan in the west, to the present-day Bangladesh and the Indian state of Assam in the east, and as far south as northern Kerala and Andhra Pradesh.

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  1. I’m a Malayalee (or Mallu guy) who has parents originated from Kerala, India and this Pakistani girl says I look like a kalu.

    Should I feel offended? I can’t help my brown skin complexion.

  2. There is a general tendency to call any person from South India as a Madrasi. Even if he happens to be from Karnataka, Kerala or Andhra Pradesh, he is called a Madrasi. I had a friend from Kerala who used to get violent when someone calls him a Madrasi. If people call him ‘Mallu’ its ok for him. Similarly, a Telugu friend does not mind if someone calls him ‘gulte’, but he hates being called a Madrasi.

    Why is madras associated with the entire South India ?

    Note : This question is not to hurt silly sentiments of people but to genuinely know the reason. Thanks.
    @Siddharth……Your answer to the question is irrelevant and totally out of context. By saying so, you are also embarrassing other tamil members here who don’t carry such fake and unwanted complexities.
    Ok….now since everyone has said what they wanted to say and are happy and can sleep peacefully tonight……the big buffoon of this forum will close the question…

  3. or in other words lack of education is the cause of RSS and VHP to attack Christians.
    I have read on few sites that they attacked Marthoma chruch in delhi and burnt the alter.
    Marthoma chruch in India has never converted any one so far in the history of India.
    secondly sisters of Mother thersa were ripped of the cross around their neck – do they deserve this for their service.

    Then what are these VHP looking at – I dont think they are against converting as they claim – they are against Christians.

    Please comment:
    Thiruvananthapuram (AsiaNews/Ucan) – Police in Kerala (southern India) are convinced that increasingly frequent attacks against Christians are aimed at igniting tensions in the area. Last Wednesday night, a group of unidentified people set fire to the Orthodox St. Thomas Mar Thoma Church in Thiruvananthapuram (south of New Delhi). The altar, curtains and two chairs were burnt, but nothing was stolen nor were there damages to religious articles. Police found the name of two Hindu groups written on a window near the altar. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and its armed wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) were the fundamentalist groups named in the graffiti: both have been held responsible for acts of violence against Christians in northern India in recent years. Police suspect that the inscriptions were “a deliberate attempt to divert the investigations”.

    This is the third attack against Christians in Kerala in little more than a month. On August 28, Fr Job Chittilappilly was killed. Police arrested a RSS activist, saying that the youth had admitted to having killed the priest for “anti-Hindu activities”. The following day, however, police stated that the young man’s confession was not valid, as he had been under the influence of drugs. The Church called for a more thorough investigation and police say they have set up a special team to work on the case.

    A second incident occurred last Monday when a group of Hindu activists attacked 4 Mother Teresa nuns, ripping from their necks the crosses they wore and injuring them with iron bars.

    Kerala is the Indian state with the largest Christian presence, which accounts for 20% of the population of 31 million. Until recently, Kerala’s various religious communities had lived together peacefully.
    ONE PERSON SAID here below:

    there is no tax for Christians ; its wrong you need education.

    you said there is government fund for visit to Jerusalem – wrong you need education

    Christians spends lot of money for education, hospital and other service in India. and pay tax.
    every church collects its expenditure from its members and use it properly and has a balance sheet at the end of the year ( does any temple have this)
    And dont mix politics and religion.
    Who killed Gandhi, who fought for freedom of India? who works without getting name and fame in India for its mother land and not just making noise to get name and fame….only time will tell.

  4. Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from ca. 269 BC to 232 BC.[1] One of India’s greatest emperors, Ashoka reigned over most of present-day India after a number of military conquests. His empire stretched from present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan in the west, to the present-day Bangladesh and the Indian state of Assam in the east, and as far south as northern Kerala and Andhra Pradesh
    3 minutes ago

    Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from ca. 269 BC to 232 BC One of India’s greatest emperors, Ashoka reigned over most of present-day India after a number of military conquests. His empire stretched from present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan in the west, to the present-day Bangladesh and the Indian state of Assam in the east, and as far south as northern Kerala and Andhra Pradesh
    Ashoka propagated Budhism to new heights, as far as ancient Rome and Egypt. He made Buddhism his state religion around 260 BC, and propagated it and preached it within his domain and worldwide from about 250 BC. Emperor Ashoka undoubtedly has to be credited for spreading Budhism in Asia
    @puter Khotey de
    Read my Question
    Do hindus take pride in achievement of Ashoka
    Then See your Answer
    Dont u think u r going tangent

  5. It is a ritual putting a Sadaari on the heads of devottes in Vishnu Temples in Tamil Nadu, Andhra and Karnataka. This procedure is somewhat missing in Kerala as well as in North India.

    My questions on this are as follow :::—-

    1. Why this Sadaari is being put on the heads of Devotee ???
    2. What is the procedure to be adopted by the Devotee while doing so by the Bhattar???
    3. What “”sloka”” to be recited by the Devotee at that time ???
    4. What is the difference between the “”Sadaari”” so put in the Shrine of Lord Vishnu (The Main
    Deity, Thaayaar Sannidhi and Other Sannadhis like Ramanujar etc) ???
    5. Why this procedure is not in vogue in Northern parts of India ???

    May I know the answers from our learned freternity on the above ????

  6. I didn’t loved nor hated Indians but I was very curious about understanding India.I wanna know about the people living in Northern part of India-North Indians.

    1,They are the biggest racists in India.But how can be they racist?They are people who live in poverty and they give birth like pigs(Check out their population),They kill guys for having sex with their girlfriends,They kill if the baby is a female,They cry harder if their child look like black(This is so funny,How can a brown Indian have white child?).They are less educated than other Indians

    2,They proclaim they are white.WTF?White?I haven’t seen any white Indians.All of them were brown,Heard Punjab guys say they are white,they are brown,that’s all,Why do you guys love to be white when guys in US are trying to be TAN?Something I heard about India,North Indians are white,South Indians are black,its so false,Maybe better say North Indians are obesessed with fairness,South Indians are not,I haven’t found any different between North Indians and South Indians except the fact that South Indians CAN talk English & they are much more friendly and more westernized than North Indians and to be honest I’ve seen more White South Indians(can’t say exactly white though) then North Indians.Are North Indians still under the influence of British.Heard they use skin Lightening creams so much(Whole Indians)

    3,Why North India looks like a slum,the whole North India is a Slum and I’m not exaggerating.People spit,defecate,urinate in the midst of cities & heard a funny fact,guys won’t look at if someone urinate on ground,but everyone will gaze if someone kiss or have sex.These guys don’t have a brain or what?Seriously I don’t get it

    4,Why North Indians don’t know English?I’m not saying they should learn/speak English but atleast they should know some words.They talk some other shitty language.

    That’s all about North Indians

    I thought India on whole is about the same but its different

    1,Why /West/South Indians are more nice and friendly?They can talk fluent English,Atleast South Indians can.I’ve been to Kerala and seriously I felt like I’m home.I was confused and one teen ager guy came and asked “What can I do for you”.I met some cool college guys.Had some time on pubs,they never gazed at me as if I came from mars(North Indians did),they came near to me to have a conversation with meEven Rickshaw guy from Kerala know English and they were friendly.Everyone have a helping mentality and they are not racist

    2,Why South Indians are more westernized?Still they have good quality,caring their relatives,its like these guys are a mix of Indian and american society

    3,Why South India is highly developed than North India?Its like although these two parts are in India,there is a huge different,States like Kerala & Karnataka are light years ahead of other states in India.especially I loved Kerala so much,so beautiful,higly modernized.People can do anything,freedom of speech,everything.

    Why is there so much difference in India?

  7. The Greatest King in World History should be Ashoka – The Great

    Ashoka – The Great
    One of India’s greatest emperors, Ashoka reigned over most of present-day India after a number of military conquests. His empire stretched from present-day Pakistan and Afghanistan in the west, to the present-day Bangladesh and the Indian state of Assam in the east, and as far south as northern Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. He conquered the kingdom named Kalinga, which no one in his dynasty had conquered starting from Chandragupta Maurya. His reign was headquartered in Magadha (present-day Bihar, India).
    He embraced Buddhism from the prevalent Hindu tradition after witnessing the mass deaths of the war of Kalinga, which he himself had waged out of a desire for conquest. He was later dedicated to the propagation of Buddhism across Asia and established monuments marking several significant sites in the life of Gautama Buddha. Ashoka was a devotee of ahimsa (nonviolence), love, truth, tolerance and vegetarianism.
    Buddhist Chakravartin King
    In the history of India, Ashoka is referred to as Samraat Chakravartin Ashoka – the Emperor of Emperors Ashoka.
    His name “aśoka” means “painless, without sorrow” in Sanskrit (the a privativum and śoka “pain, distress”). In his edicts, he is referred to as Devānāmpriya (Pali Devānaṃpiya or “The Beloved Of The Gods”), and Priyadarśin (Pali Piyadasī or “He who regards everyone with affection”).

    Ashoka played a critical role in helping make Buddhism a world religion.[2] As the peace-loving ruler of one of the world’s largest, richest and most powerful multi-ethnic states, he is considered an exemplary ruler, who tried to put into practice a secular state ethic of non-violence. The emblem of the modern Republic of India is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka.

    See :Ashoka -Wikipedia

  8. Kindly advice me the best medical centre located in northern Kerala or Mangalore for piles (hemorrhoid) treatment. I am looking for advanced laser therapy.

    Thank you

  9. I am interested in gifting one Alphonso mango sapling to my brother-in-law in Kerala. Is the climate and soil of Northern Kerala suitable for Alphono mango cultivation. Please advise.

  10. Hayley from Paramore
    April 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM

    I am going to India at the end of next month but, unfortunately i’ll only be in the southern region (Pune, India is the most ‘north’ i’ll be during my trip) & because of this, I won’t get to go to the Ganges river which is located in northern India. Thus, I am seeking names of any other well known bodies of water considered ‘holy’ to Hindu’s that are located in the southern Kerala India region, please. Thank you for your help!

  11. I am in UK now. I have experience through playing for football clubs in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. I am of Indian nationality and I am a native of Kerala.

  12. i have not read the valmiki ramayan i request the learned people to clarify this question

    source :

    tathaa vangaan kalingaam ca kaushikaan ca sama.ntataH |
    anviikSya daNDaka araNyam sa parvata nadii guham || 4-41-11
    nadiim godaavariim caiva sarvam eva anupashyata |
    tathaiva aandhraan ca puNDraan ca colaan paaNDyaan keralaan || 4-41-12
    – Valmiki Ramayan verses.

    Like that Vanga, Kalinga territories shall be searched along with Kaushika territories available on their fringes, then cast about the
    Dandaka forest all over its mountains, rivers, and its caves, then River Godavari that courses through Dandaka forest, and then the
    provinces of Andhra, Pundra, Chola, Paandya, Kerala are to be searched thoroughly. [4-41-11, 12]
    – Translation

    Chola is the present Tamil Nadu, especially northern area, and Pundra is roughly in between Andhra and Chola. Paandya is south-most area where in Kanyakumari district the Cape Camorin is there, and Kerala is the present Kerala state from Gokarna to Kanyakumari. Its historical name was chera raajya and in Ashoka’s time, it was called kerala putra.

  13. The Sakaldwipiya Brahmin community of India identify themselves as having IRANIAN roots, and assert that they inherit their by-name maga from a group of priests (cf. mobed) who established themselves in India as the Maga-Dias or MAGA-Brahmanas.

    One of the Sakaldwipiya groups, the ‘Suryadhwaja’ Brahmins, are endemic to Northern India and is the only Shakadwipiya group classified as KASHMIRI Pandits

    Surnames (Padavi or Āspada titles) in alphabetical order, with their respective traditional areas are:

    Surname ………Traditional “Root” Areas
    Bhatta………………. J&K, Bihar
    Bhatt………………. J&K, Bihar
    Upadhyay ……………Jharkhand, Bihar, Chattisgarh
    Ganak ……………………..Assam
    Ganaka …………………….Kerala
    Acharya ………………….Tripura
    Graha Vipra………………… Bihar
    Bhojak sewak Koushik sharma………….. Rajasthan, Maharastra
    Miśra …………………………………………….Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh
    Pāṭhaka……………………………………….Jharkhand, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh
    Mehrishi ………………………………….Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Punjab, Rajasthan
    Pāṇḍey[7] ………………………………Jharkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh
    Sharma ………………………….Rajasthan
    Shukla ………………………….Uttar Pradesh, Bihar
    Soral ……………………………..Delhi, Rajasthan
    Dasguru, Indraguru …………………………….Jharkhand, Bihar
    Vajpayee ……………………………….Uttar Pradesh
    Vadhyayar/Vadhyar ……………………….Kerala, Karnataka
    Ojha …………………………………Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh
    Mohapatra, Nayak, Senapati, Ojha, Patta joshi, Nathsharma ……………….Orissa

  14. DyegoAlvesUruguay
    June 4, 2012 at 11:20 AM

    Last summer, on a visit to my ancestral home in northern Kerala, India, I happened upon many antique treasures which the building housed, from which there was also a 200-300 something year old Malayalam copper plate. They were quite illegible compared to the malayalam I know, and though people have done it before, I want to decipher it on my own. Can anyone help?

  15. Broadstone Security
    July 15, 2012 at 4:50 PM

    bomb explosion,violent clashes,murders has ensured that this northern state is now competing with bihar as far as political violence is concerned.high literacy and very high political consciousness are two assets of kerala.but political atrocities hinder our achievements.

  16. we are planning a honeymoon trip to kerala in January so which places should we visit apart from temples,clothing that we would require,the budget,for how many days should we plan qnd will it be possible to visit beaches in January?

  17. I know we have plenty but i’d like to discover kinds i have never heard of. Thank you very much :]

  18. I have completed diploma in mechanical can i join for this training to, if yes please tell me when can i join.

  19. I know that there’s no real dividing line, but where’s the imaginary line? Is it pretty far south? Because I’ve heard people say they’re from Northern India and it looks pretty far south to me.

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