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        Agrawal community traces its root to the village of Agroha in the state of Haryana. Click on the links below to get detailed information about Agrawal history .
Maharaja Agrasen

        The Messenger of Peace, Emperor Maharaja Agrasen was born to King Ballabh of Pratapnagar. According to current calendar the birth of Maharaja Agrasen took place about 5000 years ago. King Ballabh was a Suryavamshi ( lineage from the Sun). He was the eldest son . According to the Mahalakshmi Vrath, the age then was the last stages of Dvaapar Yug. Agroha / Agra Republic was established around 51 years before the war of Mahabarat. According to writers of  (1) Bhavishya Puran Ke Agravansh , (2) Vanishanukirtnam and (3) Uru Charitam Maharaja Agrasen ruled some 5000 years back over Agroha around the time of Mahabharat. This belief is testified by the mention of the republican state of Agrayan in a couplet shloka of the great epic Mahabharata . Even when he was very young , Prince Agrasen was very well known for his compassion . He never discriminated against anyone and the subjects were very pleased with the way he conducted himself.
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Agroha

        Agroha, located about 20 Km's North-West of the City of Hissar in the State of Haryana in India, was once a very prosperous city . However , it has changed a lot due to the ravages of time. Present day Agroha village is about 2.5 Km. from the old Agroha City . Agroha was the Republican State consisting of 18 state units. The residents of these states were known as Yodhya and Agraya. Some of the writings on the coins that have been excavated from the site of ancient Agroha are (1)Yodhyanam Bahu Dhanya Kanam (2) Yodhya Ganasya Jaya (3)Yodhyanam Jaimantra Shalinam.The Agroha republic was renowned for its bravery and prosperity. However over the time it could not stand the foreign invasions of Hunas, Greeks and Yavanas, who invaded the north India disintegrating various kingdoms in Punjab . The disintegrated Agroha led to the migration of the residents of Agroha to other parts of the country viz. Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Malwa, however they derived a common name Aggarwals i.e.Agroha-Wale.
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Experts Opinion About Origin Of Agroha

  1. Dr. Satyaketu Vidyalankar has written that Agroha existed some 100 Years before the kushan dynasty.
  2. Moshio Prajluski has in his writings identified Agroha as  Agrodak or Agrod . This statement has been further testified by the writings on coins found from Agroha wherein Agrod or Agacha state has been written in the Brahm Lipi (script).
  3. Tolmy , a Greek writer in his book titled Example of Geography has mentioned about a city called Agara. This has been equated to Agrohe by the geologist Rannal. In the map supplemented in the book of Tolmy Agara has been shown at the same place as the present Agroha .
  4. According to the Punjab Govt. Gazzette Agroha was a very big ancient city . The primary efforts to discover its historical past were made in the year 1888-89.
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First Efforts at Modernisation

        Businessmen Seth Bholaram Dalmiya and Lala Samval Ram established a Goshalain 1914 and Shree Ramjidas Bajoriya of Calcutta built the Temple dedicated to Agrasen and established a Dharmashala ( a place for poor people) in 1939.In April, 1975, a All India Aggarwal Convention (Akhila Bharatiya Aggarwal Sammelan) was held in New Delhi. At this convention a plan was adopted for the development of Agroha . In 1976 ,  the Agroha Vikas Trust was established.
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Expansion of the Agroha Vikas Trust

        The Aggarwal Engineering and Technical Society gave 23 acres of land to the Agrawal Vikas Trust. Through the effort of the Convention Director Shri. Shrikishan Modi, the work on the Agrasen Temple was started. In May, 1982, the sanctum of the Temple was completed. The Akhila Bharatiya Aggarwal Sammelan opened the Temple by organising the first Aggarwal Kumbha Mela. It was a historic occasion where more than 50,000 people of the Aggarwal parivaar participated. A 300 x 400 feet Tank called Shakti Sarovar was constructed by Sharad Purnima in 1986. A beautiful image of Samudra Manthan was installed in the middle of Shakti Sarovar.
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Concept Of Gotras

        Maharaj Agrasen established the republican state of Agroha. Agroha consisted of 18 state units. The head of each state unit was given a Gotra. All the residents of that particular state unit were identified by that Gotra. It was maintained by Maharaj Agrasen that a nupital alliance could not take place in the same Gotra. That is a girl of Goel Gotra could not marry a Goel Gotra boy , but could be married in any of the other 17 Gotra. This rule enunciated by Maharaj Agrasen promoted harmony and brotherhood among all the 18 Gotra represented by state units. This facilitated promotion of unity and nationalism among the state units.
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Agrawal Gotra

        Garg, Mangal, Kucchal, Goyan, Goyal, Bansal, Kansal, Singhal, Jindal, Thingal, Airan, Dharan, Madhukul, Bindal, Mittal, Tayal, Bhandal, Naagal.
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