A report on Maurya Empire, Karnataka and Jainism
Prior to the third century BCE, most of Karnataka formed part of the Nanda Empire before coming under the Mauryan empire of Emperor Ashoka.- Karnataka
Bindusara extended this empire to the southern part of India, as far as what is now known as Karnataka.- Maurya Empire
Unlike his father Chandragupta (who at a later stage converted to Jainism), Bindusara believed in the Ajivika sect.- Maurya Empire
The Jain philosophy and literature have contributed immensely to the religious and cultural landscape of Karnataka.- Karnataka
A monolithic, 18 m statue of Bahubali, Gommateshvara, built in 981 CE by the Ganga minister and commander Chavundaraya, is situated on a hilltop in Shravanabelagola in Karnataka.- Jainism
Jain tradition states that Chandragupta Maurya (322–298 BCE), the founder of the Mauryan Empire and grandfather of Ashoka, became a monk and disciple of Jain ascetic Bhadrabahu in the later part of his life.- Jainism
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Ashoka Asoka, ; c. undefined 304 – 232 BCE), also known as Ashoka the Great, was an Indian emperor of the Maurya Empire, son of Bindusara, who ruled almost all of the Indian subcontinent from c. 268 to 232 BCE.
This legend about Ashoka's search for a worthy teacher may be aimed at explaining why Ashoka did not adopt Jainism, another major contemporary faith that advocates non-violence and compassion.
Sannati Stupa, Karnataka, India