-Samrat Ashoka was not a follower of Buddhism earlier. According to Divyavad, when Ashoka attained the throne, he was very cruel and cruel. His instinct of what he experienced in Kalinga-Vijay
Changed absolutely. Ashoka took initiation of Buddhism probably eight years after sitting on the throne. After embracing Buddhism, Ashoka traveled to all Buddhist pilgrimages. The name of the Buddhist Bal Acharya who initiated Ashoka into Buddhism is 'Upagupta'. Nav Bhakti Factor near Upagupta Mathura
Urumund lived on the mountain. When the king heard about the scholarship of these Acharyas and the allegiance of a legend, then according to the advice of the ministers, Upagupta was invited to come to Patilaputra. On the invitation of Ashoka, he came to Pataliputra from Mathura and under his guidance, Ashoka started a pilgrimage. From Pataliputra, he first went to those places in Champaran district, where 5 huge stone pillars of Ashoka have been found. From there to the Himalayan regions
On the way, he went west towards Lumbini. It was here that Lord Buddha was born. Upon reaching this place, Upagupta spread his right hand and said "Maharaj
God was born in this region. "This word is still engraved on a stone pillar located at this place. Ashoka gave a lot in Lumbini forest
He then went to Kapilvastu to perform the virtue and Upagupta then spread his right hand and said "Maharaj, at this place the Bodhisattva entered the house of King Shuddhodhana
He had spent his childhood. "Here Ashoka also made a chaitya with charity. After the Bodhi Trisha, the stagnant Upagupta took Ashoka to Sarnath where the Lord had first initiated the Dharmachakra. After Sarnath, Ashoka went to Kushinagar where the Lord made Nirvapada. Then he also went to Shravasti and Jetavan. The Buddha's beloved / famous disciple went to the stupa of Anand, where donations were made by Ashoka. Ashoka made a pilgrimage to Ashoka. Another important work in relation to Buddhism is Buddhism. He took Dhamma to prevent the union from breaking up. Three articles of Ashoka have been available in this subject - "Beloved beloved king of the gods, it is said that in Pataliputra and in the provinces no one should split in the union. Whoever splits will be dressed in white and removed from that place. Ashoka did many works for the spread of Buddhism directly and indirectly. It is worth mentioning about this:
(1) Pilgrimage to Buddhist sites - Ashoka remained inactive for one year after taking Buddhism. He then made pilgrimage to Buddhist sites. He built many Buddhist monuments. He started the Vihara Yatra, the renunciation Dharma Yatra.
(2) Discontinuation of Hisank works- Ashoka stopped his religious, rituals, events and sports. He started many public welfare works for the welfare of mere animals. Buddhism was reinforced by the prohibition of violent acts.
(3) Organization of Buddhist music- Ashoka organized the third Buddhist association in Pataliputra. The purpose of this association was to end the Sangh distinction and to produce a certified collection of the principles of Buddhism.
4) Sending the missionaries abroad- Ashoka sent out many missionaries from abroad to preach, he sent his son Mahendra and daughter Sangh Mitra to Sri Lanka for the promotion of Buddhism. Similarly, he sent preachers to the Yavan states.
5) Appointment of Dharma Mahamatras- Ashoka appointed Dharma Mahamatras in the 13th year of his coronation. Religion used to make proper arrangements for distribution of donations, resolving the great injustice and tyranny. He used to contribute to people's moral progress.
6) Religion Victory and Religion Demonstration Ashoka started Dharm Ghosh in place of Bheri Ghosh. Thus he started Dharma Vijay in place of war victory. He organized Viman Darshan, Green Darshan, etc. from place to place so that people would be attracted towards religion. The performance of this religion strengthened the spread of Buddhism.
(7) Religion script and Dharmanushasana- Ashoka wrote religious principles and ideas on the rocks. He did this work in public language policy. He gave yoga indirectly in the spread of Buddhism.
(8) System of Dharma Mangal- Ashoka introduced the system of Dharma Mangal in place of fruitless social and religious rituals. Due to this, many violent events were stopped. He built monasteries and Bihar for Buddhist monks and nuns.
(9) To alert Buddhist monks and nuns - In Buddhist association many Buddhist monks and nuns had become famous. Therefore, Ashoka alerted him to stay in Dharmanushasana. This gave rise to the spread of Buddhism. Ashoka was a great emperor and religion victory was his great work.
Ashoka transformed Buddhism from a local religion into a worldwide religion. Therefore, Ashoka himself became engaged in Buddhism and propagated Buddhism and patronized Buddhism. Ashoka's personality has a wonderful coherence of both an emperor and a monk.