This is the place the Great Chandragupta Maurya, who defeated Alexander’s Army and established a Golden era in 327 BC,expanding his empire from Pataliputhra in the East to Kandahar in the West, with the help of his friend Chanakya, decided to seek solititude, after embracing Jainism from Hinduism!
His son Bindhusara was also a Jain but his son Ashoka, embraced not only Budhism,but spread Buddha’s Idealism upto Afghanistan with the huge Statue of Budha in the Hindukush mountain at Kandahar!
Our joker politcians of today don’t have any idea that these 3 Warriors were all originally Hindus and their lifestyle and their subjects lived a blemishless, crime free way of living,as is written in History by the Greek Messenger, Magasthanese:
Megasthenes describes a disciplined multitude under Chandragupta, who live simply, honestly, and do not know writing:
“The Indians all live frugally, especially when in camp. They dislike a great undisciplined multitude, and consequently they observe good order. Theft is of very rare occurrence. Megasthenes says that those who were in the camp of Sandrakottos, wherein lay 400,000 men, found that the thefts reported on any one day did not exceed the value of two hundred drachmae, and this among a people who have no written laws, but are ignorant of writing, and must therefore in all the business of life trust to memory. They live, nevertheless, happily enough, being simple in their manners and frugal. They never drink wine except at sacrifices. Their beverage is a liquor composed from rice instead of barley, and their food is principally a rice-pottage.” Strabo XV. i. 53–56, quoting Megasthenes.”
But today, our politicians wd go to any extent to divide us as Hindus/Jains/Budhists in Sravanabelagola to get votes and Loot India,as much as possible!
But,none can bring back that Golden Age of Chandragupta Maurya !Nor any Indian has learnt any lesson from the days of Prithviraj Chauhan,how we became so ruined in subsequent periods,by successfully dividing ourselves and allowing Looters to enjoy at our Idiocy!
This beautiful pillar ,below,in a Jain Temple near Halebid, is a Marvel in Architecture:If you look at the smoothly carved surface, you will see 3 different faces(1)Normal in the centre (2)Concave above(3)Convex below!A master piece in Stone!
Oh What a Country it was my Country men!
Let’s Resolve to be so nice to get us divided again and again
And Remain poorer and poorer for Ever!