Ashoka

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From Sanskrit अशोक (aśoka, without grief).

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Ashoka

  1. (historical) An ancient Indian emperor of the Maurya Dynasty who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE.
  2. (Hinduism) The charioteer of Bhima in the epic Mahabharata.

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  1. Puranic Encyclopedia: a comprehensive dictionary with special reference to the epic and Puranic literature, Vettam Mani, Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1975, p. 59.