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Activity Discussion History Rock Edict Of Dhamma Mahamattas

  • Dikshu

    March 6, 2024 at 5:14 pm
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    The term “Dhamma Mahamattas” does not refer to a specific rock edict. However, the rock edicts of Ashoka the Great, an ancient Indian emperor who ruled from 268 to 232 BCE, include references to Dhamma Mahamattas or Dhamma Mahamatras.

    Ashoka’s rock edicts were inscriptions carved into rocks and pillars throughout his empire, spreading his message of Dhamma (Buddhist moral principles) and good governance. The Dhamma Mahamattas, also known as Dhamma Mahamatras, were officials appointed by Ashoka to propagate his policies and ensure the welfare of his people.

    The role of the Dhamma Mahamattas was to instruct the people in moral conduct, promote religious tolerance, and encourage adherence to the principles of non-violence, truthfulness, and compassion. They were tasked with implementing Ashoka’s policies and overseeing the well-being of his subjects, including the clergy and other religious communities. The rock edicts often mention the Dhamma Mahamattas in the context of their duties and responsibilities.

    Ashoka’s rock edicts provide valuable insights into his philosophy and his efforts to promote social welfare and ethical governance. They are considered important historical and archaeological artifacts that shed light on the reign of one of the most influential rulers of ancient India.

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