Maharaja Agrasen Ji- The Founder Of Aggrawal Samaj
When he became proficient in all respects, he was married. There is a legend about his marriage. It is said that once King Kumud of Nag Lok came to the earth with his daughter Madhavi. Lord Indra felt attracted towards her and requested the Nag King to give her to him in marriage. But the Nag Raj found Agrasen more suitable for her daughter and married her to him. Thus Madhavi is highly respectable for the Aggarwals and is worshipped like the Mother. As they are connected with the family of the Nagas, even now the Aggarwals call the snake their Mama (maternal uncles). In Aggarwal’s families, snakes are worshipped on the Naag Panchami Day and at the time of marriage, a snake-shaped amulet is tied.
When King Ballabh found that Agrasen had become proficient to rule the kingdom, he expressed his desire to hand over the kingdom to his son and take up the Vanaprastha Ashram. At that time Agrasen was 35 years of age and was suitable in all respects to rule the kingdom. So, he bowed to the wish of his father. The king coronated Agrasen as the King of Agroha at an auspicious hour and then proceeded to the jungles to take up the Vanaprastha, where after a few years, his soul left for heavenly abode.
After his father’s death, Maharaja Agrasen performed the Pind Daan ceremony in Lohagarh (Punjab), for the emancipation of his father’s soul. When he was returning after this ceremony and passing through a jungle, a strange incident took place. A lioness was in the process of giving birth to her offspring. Because of the caravan of Maharaja Agrasen, the delivery process of the lioness was disturbed. Just after taking birth, the angry cub of the lioness attacked the king’s elephant and displayed unprecedented courage. The king was greatly surprised to witness all this. On seeing the King greatly surprised, the accompanying Rishis said that the jungle was the birthplace of a very brave creature and advised him to establish his capital there. Maharaja Agrasen was highly influenced by the great bravery shown by the cub, the natural beauty of that place and the advice of the Rishis. So he decided to establish his capital at that place which was named Agroha after him and he ruled his kingdom from there.
In this way, Maharaja Agrasen extended the frontiers of his kingdom peacefully. His kingdom was full of peace and prosperity. The public did not suffer from any shortage, misery or injustice. Maharaja Agrasen had great faith in religion. With the help of Yagnas, he inspired his public towards rightful living and morality. At the same time, by introducing the gotras, he tied the people of his kingdom into unity. It was the result of his amazing organizational capability that even after the lapse of centuries, the Aggarwal community still exists as a unified and forceful community and is greatly contributing towards the development and betterment of the nation and humanity through the high qualities of their character and skills. thanks to all