10 Lines on Ashoka - The Great

Ashoka The Great, also known as The Chakravarti Samrat Ashoka was one of the greatest and the most powerful king of the Mauryan Dynasty in the history of India. He had five wives in his life in which he loved Rani Kaurvaki the most. He took the crown of Magadha in 273 BCE after the death of his father Bindusara. Pataliputra (now Patna) was the capital of Magadha at that time. He gave up wars and converted Buddhism after the very vigorous war of Kalinga state.

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Ten Lines on Ashoka - The Great in English


1) Ashoka Chakra is categorized as a military decoration in India.

2) It is regarded as the highest peacetime award in the nation.

3) This award was introduced on 4th January in the year 1952.

4) It is given to people for their brave and courageous acts.

5) The brave acts exclude the bravery on the battlefield.

6) Both military and civilian personnel are eligible for this award.

7) Ashoka Chakra was first awarded to Naik Narbahadur Thapa, Havildar Bachittar Singh, and flight Lieutenant Suhas Biswas.

8) 86 people have been honored with Ashoka Chakra till 2021.

9) Ashoka Chakra is also awarded to people after death.

10) 68 people have been honored posthumously by Ashoka Chakra.


1) Ashoka Chakra is stated as the award of outstanding bravery in India.

2) It is ranked after the Bharat Ratna award.

3) This award came into existence since 69 years.

4) 'Ashoka Chakra Class I' was the initial name of the award.

5) It was renamed Ashoka Chakra on 27th January 1967.

6) Ashoka Chakra award consists of a circular medal.

7) The Ashoka Chakra is carved on the front side of the medal.

8) A garland of lotus flowers is carved at the periphery.

9) The medal is hanged by a ribbon of green color with an orange vertical line.

10) Ashoka Chakra is carved in Hindi and English languages on the reverse side of the medal.

Set 3

1) The word Ashoka defines, “A” – Free, “Shoka” – Grief or Sorrow, means free from all the griefs.

2) Ashoka was born in Pataliputra (now Patna) around 304 BCE.

3) Ashoka The Great was the son of King Bindusara and Queen Subhadrangi.

4) He was the grandson of the founder of Mauryan Dynasty, Chandragupta Maurya.

5) Ashoka was the only emperor of India to get the title of ‘Chakrawarti Samrat’.

6) The Kalinga State was captured by Chakravarti Ashoka in his eighth year of rajaship.

7) He converted himself to Buddhism after the war of Kalinga.

8) Ashoka The Great ruled India for 273 BCE to 232 BCE.

9) ‘The National Emblem’ and ‘The Ashoka Chakra’ are the creations of Ashoka.

10) According to believes, The Great Ashoka died in 238 BCE in Taxila.

Set 4

1) 50 years after the death of Ashoka, the Mauryan Dynasty came to end.

2) Ashoka was considered as the last emperor of the Mauryan Dynasty.

3) Ashoka made several monuments during his life span.

4) Ashoka built ‘The Ashoka Stupa’ at Sarnath which is a national icon.

5) He was the promoter of Buddhism across ancient Asia.

6) Ashoka ruled over almost whole India, Afghanistan & Iran (as of now).

7) Before conversion to Buddhism, Ashoka was called ‘Chandashoka’ (because of his brutality).

8) After converting to Buddhism he spent all his life to serve people.

9) Ashoka made several Hospitals for animals as well as humans.

10) He also banned animal sacrifice in his empire.

Chakravarti Samrat Ashoka was the one of the greatest king of India; he was quite brutal, cruel and furious in his early stage but later as he got his crown. He converted to Buddhism because he decided to lead peace everywhere. After converting to Buddhism his life, behavior got changed totally and he started serving others till his last breath. Buddhism made the brutal Ashoka, very adorable, server, a lover of all forms of life. He died a natural death in 238 BCE.