Ashoka was a great king who is known for spreading the messages of love and peace. Being a great warrior of the Mauryan dynasty, his kingdom covered almost all of India and a few neighbouring countries.
However, the war of Kalinga changed Ashoka and he became a kind and peace- loving king. He accepted Buddhism and spent the rest of his life following the Buddhist principles. He inspired people to be honest and kind. Despite adopting Buddhsim, Ashoka respected all other religions. He worked for the welfare of his kingdom and even stopped cruelty towards animals.
Ashoka encouraged art and sculpture. The various Stupas built by him speak about his great contributions to Indian architecture. The Ashok Chakra and the Sarnath Lions are parts of the Indian national flag and national symbol. The messages found on different rocks and stone pillars throughout India continue to remind us of Ashoka's greatness.