Who is called second ashoka?

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King Kanishka

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What battle was King Ashoka involved in?

King Ashoka was involved in Kalinga war-the main war of his reign.

Who built national emblem?

King Ashoka

When did Ashoka conquer Kalinga?

Asoka conquered Kalinga in 261 b.C.

When did Kalinga War happen?

The war began in the 8th year of Ashoka's reign, probably in 261 BC. Ashoka's father Bindusara had previously attempted to conquer Kalinga, but had been repulsed. After a bloody battle for the throne after Bindusara's death, Ashoka tried to annex Kalinga. At that time the king of Kalinga was Raja Anantha padma nabhan. Ashoka was successful only after a savage war, whose consequences changed Ashoka's views on war and led him to pledge never to wage a war. It is said that in the aftermath of the Battle of Kalinga the Daya River running next to the battle field turned red with the blood of the slain; about 100,000 Kalinga civilians and more than 10,000 of Ashoka's own warriors were among those slain.Ashoka had seen the bloodshed with his own eyes. He felt that he was the cause of the destruction.Ashoka's response to the Kalinga War is recorded in the Edicts of Ashoka. According to some of these (Rock Edict XIII and Minor Rock Edict I), the Kalinga War prompted Ashoka, already a non-engaged Buddhist, to devote the rest of his life to Ahimsa (non-violence) and to Dhamma-Vijaya (victory through Dhamma). Following the conquest of Kalinga, Ashoka ended the military expansion of the empire, and led the empire through more than 40 years of relative peace, harmony and prosperity.

Who was the opposite of Ashoka during Kalinga war?

"kalingaraj" the war was took place in 261 b.C