What was special about Ashoka as a ruler for Class 6?
Ans: Ashoka was the most famous Mauryan ruler. He was known to take his message amongst the people through inscriptions. Ashoka also remains the only king in history who gave up war after winning one. This he did after he observed the violence in the Kalinga war.
Which is the meaning of word Dhamma?
listen) (Pali : dhamma)) is a key concept with multiple meanings in Indian religions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism and others. In Buddhism, dharma means “cosmic law and order”, as expressed by the teachings of the Buddha. In Buddhist philosophy, dhamma/dharma is also the term for “phenomena”.
What do you understand by Ashoka Dharma?
Ashoka’s Dhamma was based on the unifying principles of all major religions of the world. It is described as a ‘Moral Law’, ‘common code of conduct, or an ‘Ethical order’. Which is the common meeting ground of all religions.
What was Ashoka’s Dhamma short answer?
Dhamma is a set of edicts that formed a policy of the Mauryan emperor Ashoka, who succeeded to the Mauryan throne in modern-day India around 269 C.E. He is considered as one of the greatest kings of ancient India for his policies of public welfare. His policy of Dhamma has been debated by intellectuals.
What is purpose of Ashoka Dhamma?
1)The ultimate aim of Ashoka’s Dhamma was to create a harmonious atmosphere in the state, where all people irrespective of their religious and cultural diversities, lived in peace and harmony with each other.
Why did Ashoka appoint Dhamma Mahamatta?
Ashoka’s dhamma did not involve worship of a god, or performance of a sacrifice. Ashoka felt it was his duty to solve these problems. So, he appointed officials, known as the dhamma mahamatta who went from place to place teaching people about dhamma.
Which inscription of Ashoka reflects the rules of Buddhism?
expression Dhaṃma Lipi
What are edicts short answer?
An edict is a command or instruction given by someone in authority. He issued an edict that none of his writings be destroyed.
What are inscription and edicts give example?
Ashokan inscriptions are found on carved rocks, caves, stones slabs, and rock pillars. We also have some examples of short Brahmi inscriptions on small seals made of ivory, bone, stone, and terracotta dated to Mauryan times. Other examples come from potsherds and copper plates.
Which inscription of Ashoka describes the Kalinga war?
Ashoka’s inscription describing the Kalinga war This is what Ashoka declared in one of his inscriptions: “Eight years after becoming king I conquered Kalinga. About a lakh and a half people were captured. And more than a lakh of people were killed. This filled me with sorrow.