Maharaja Agrasen Ji
Maharaja Agrasen was born as the eldest son to the Suryavanshi King Ballabh of Pratpnagar, about 5185 years ago, during the Dwapar Yug. Maharaja Agrasen was a Kshatriya and a Suryavanshi and was the elder brother of Shursen Vrishni and elder grandfather of Shri Balrama and Shri Krishna Vrishni born during the last stages of the Dwapar Yuga. The young Prince Agrasen was an icon of non-violence, the messenger of peace and well known for his compassion. Hindu mythology says that the King of the Devas, Indra wanted to marry Queen Madhavi, the wife of Agrasen and waged a long war. Eventually, Narada negotiated peace between them. Agrasen was moved by the suffering of his subjects during the war.
Prinicples of Maharaja Agrasen Ji
Simple and practical principles were laid down for the equality, love & affection among people of the domain. He was the first ruler who established socialism in his regime. According to legend, Agroha was a prosperous city and a hundred thousand traders lived in the city during its heyday. An insolvent community man as well as an immigrant wishing to settle in the city would be given “One Rupee & One Brick” by each inhabitant of the city. Thus, he would have a hundred thousand bricks to build a house for himself, and a hundred thousand rupees to start a new business. Therefore, no one was unemployed in his regime and everyone was having their own homes. There could be no other better practical principle of socialism of humanity than this. These principles became practical in his kingdom, as give and take was the formula in the life of every ordinary resident. Neither the receiver felt shamed nor the donator felt proud. Feelings of social welfare and brotherhood were the fundamentals of the principle. There was no place for corruption on selfishness in the kingdom. The development of the kingdom and life of people were completely based on agriculture, trade & dairy.