inscription of Devanampriya Priyadarshi were being discovered all over India for
centuries. But for a long time the identity of this Devanampriya Priyadarshi
remained a puzzie.
One day in the year 1915 near a village called Maski in Raichur District of Karnataka,
a rock inscription was discovered on a hill. In this inscription for the first time the
name of Ashoka was found with titles like Devanampriya and Priyadarshi. It was then
certain that Devanampriya Priyadarshi was no othe than Ashoka.
The Mauryan Emperor, whose name shone like a very bright star in the history of the
world, and whom the world honors and lovers ven two thousand years after his death.