Ashoka The Great
Ashoka Maurya, Ashoka the Great, was An Indian Emperor who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from ca. 269 BCE to 232 BCE.
One of India's greatest emperors, Ashoka reigned over most of present-day India after a number of military conquests. His empire stretched from the parts of the ancient territories of Khorasan, Sistan and Balochistan in what is now Afghanistan and Iran, through the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan, to present-day Bangladesh and the Indian state of Assam in the east, and as far south as northern Kerala and Andhra Pradesh. The empire had Taxila, Ujjain and Pataliputra as its capital.
Once Ashoka saw with his own eyes the horror of the war. He could not bear the sight of the death, destruction and suffering that the war offered.
Blood flowed like a stream. The battlefield was full of the dead bodies of men and animals. The cry of the wounded and the dying was unbearable. His heart melted. I shall not fight again," he decided. He embraced Buddhism, which lays stress on non-violence.
He Understood What He was Engaged in is Evil - He Decided, He Will Change - He Will not Die as Evil - He Will Transform himself to An Angel.
A Born and Successful Warrior to A Great Emperor who became Instrumental in The Spread of Buddhism and it's values.
Ashoka Chakra is Part of Our National Flag. Our National Emblem is An Adaptation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka.