Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Asoka, the king of Behar or Magadha in India, who, coming to the throne in 264 B.C., became an ardent Buddhist, and in 244 convened the third great council of that creed at Patna. His edicts engraved on stone columns or rocks are still to be met with all over the north of India. His grandfather was the Sandrocottus of Alexander's time.