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Ashoka Chakra is a representation of Dhammachakra (a buddhist icon) . Ashoka Chakra is related to emperor Ashoka who was a violent king who lived more than 2000 years ago and conquered most of india from kashmir to far south and from bangladesh to afghanistan. He did cruel wars to achieve this . Not any empire in india except mughals have conquered so much territory. But Ashoka was a cruel man . He had a torture chamber called "Ashoka's hell" to torture saintly people , esp buddhist monks. However he later converted to buddhism and threw his sword near patliputra (modern day pa