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Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti illustration cartoon: Agroha's King Agrasen sitting regally on his throne with his royal, rich, yet kind presence and aesthetic cultural heritage!
Maharaja Agrasen's illustrative drawing: Agroha's King Agrasen sitting regally on his throne with his royal, rich, yet kind presence and aesthetic cultural heritage!

Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti is both religiously and historically significant Hindu event (especially) for Agrawal and Jain community because it is the birth anniversary of Maharaja Agrasen who laid the foundation of Agroha city and 18 Gotra of Agrawal community.

People reserve a very special place in their heart for Agrasen because he was a magnificent person with great ideas, values, and principles, who set a distinguished exemplar of leadership, kindness, and peace-making.

Quick Glance
Also Known As
Agrasen Maharaj Jayanti, Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti, Agrasen’s Birth Anniversary
Also Spelled As
Agarsain Jayanti, Agarsen Jayanti, Agrasena Jayanti, Agarsen Jayanti
Birthday of Maharaja Agrasen
Event Type
Indian, Religious
Observed By
Hindu, Agrawal, Agrahari, Jain
Government Holiday in Haryana and UP (Uttar Pradesh)
Date and Time
The first day of Navratri, Fourth of Ashwin Month in Panchang (Hindu calendar)
Agrasen Jayanti Date in Various Years
21 September 2017, 10 October 2018, 29 September 2019, 17 October 2020
Occurrence/ Frequency

Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti

Agroha's Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti


Agrasen Jayanti is the birthday of a legendary Hindu King of Agroha, Maharaja Agrasen, who was behind the origin of ‘Agrawal’ community and its 18 Gotras. It is observed in remembrance of the divine leader and King Maharaja Agrasen who was the king of peace, services, values, and unity.

The birth anniversary of Agrasen Maharaj comes on the first day of Navaratri which falls on the fourth of Ashwin month per Hindu calendar called Panchang.

Public Holiday in UP and Haryana

As per the official announcement by the State Government of Uttar Pradesh, India, Agrasen Jayanti is observed as a holiday in UP. Agrasen Jayanti is observed as a public holiday in Haryana of North India also. Punjab celebrates this day as a gazetted holiday.

Celebration of Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti

Maharaja Agrasen is known to teach the lesson of unity and bringing harmony in society by the concept of helping each other.

As Maharaja Agrasen is remembered as a divine leader, his followers celebrate his birthday with special preparations. The special programs on the birth anniversary of Maharaja Agrasen include the colorful procession and many cultural activities.

Celebration of Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti

Community Programs

Poeple who belong to Agrawal, Jain, and Hindu castes, they make a committee through nomination or voting among people who come ahead voluntarily for giving their services. Some contribute monetarily for finances and help in organizing the community programs.

Many cultural events, get-together, and competitions are held for the involvement, and prizes are distributed.


Poeple arrange the tableaux depicting the view of Agrasen's life and events. The viewers enjoy and cherish the presentations.

People who follow Agrasena remain involved this day in social welfare activities. They show respect and belongingness of Agrasen by following his ideas, principles, and footsteps in their life.

Many works for spreading the message of brotherhood and equality by arranging the food distribution programs, free medical camps, and cultural programs.

Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti is not just a regional event but is a devotional practice which is observed the entire day, throughout India in different places.

Vaishya community celebrates Agrasen’s birthday with immense devotion. It is a remarkable event for all the Agrawal, Jain, and Agrahari communities and they participate in AgrasenJayanti functions with great excitement and joy.

This all is done for keeping Agrasen and his works alive for inspiring people to walk on his footsteps.

The Emperor of Pratap Nagar, and the great leader and founder of Agroha city of traders and 18 Gotras of Agarwals, King Agrasen (Also famous as Maharaja Agrasen and Suryavanshi Raja Agrasen) was a huge supporter of non-violence, an embodiment of peace, sacrifice, and compassion, and a true socialist.

The legendary India King Agrasen is an iconic personality behind the origin of Agrawal community who after getting the blessings of Lord Shiva and Goddess Mahalakshmi, turned from a Kshatriya to Vaishya tradition of business for the prosperity of his kingdom.

He took an initiative to stop the tradition of killing the mute and innocent animals as a sacrifice during the Yagna and set a distinguished exemplar of kindness.

His life from Prince Agrasen to Maharaj Agrasen has been an inspiration to many, especially the Agarwals, for being at the forefront when it comes to the social welfare activities. King Agrasen’s selfless and big-hearted ideas are what attract people for following him as a divine leader.

There is one more belief in this context which is - as he was a divine soul who did so good in his life, people have faith that the temples made in dedication to him are one of those sacred places where the wishes are being heard by Lord Shiva and Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Other than sharing information about Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti, this article speaks a lot in praises of Agrasen too; let's know what he did in his life that there are various temples throughout India, in which his idols are established, and why people admire Agrasen so much.

Click the below link to see more:
Maharaja Agrasen: 21 Historical Life Events and Stories of Agroha King

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