Agrasen Jayanti


Agrasen Jayanthi marks the birthday of Agrasen Maharaj and falls on Shukla paksha Pratipada tithi of Ashwina month, the corresponding Gregorian month of October. This is an important event in the Agrahari and Agrawal communities. Maharaj Agrasen was an epic Indian Kshatriya King from the Suryavanshi dynasty who ruled Pratap Nagar and established Agroha city of Vaishya traders. He was born during the final leg of Dwapara Yuga. According to Mahabharat epic, Agrasen was a contemporaneous to Lord Krishna. He was the son of King Vallabha dev who was a descendant of King Kush (Lord Rama's Son). Agrasen was a king of great abilities and character. He founded 18 Gotras of Agarwals. He was the first king to eliminate animal sacrifices in Yagna, 5143 years ago, his motto was ‘No to mute animal killing for sacrifice’ and ‘to promote peace and non-violence” Like all legends, there are alternative narratives on Agrasen’s life history

Agrasen Jayanti 2023

Sun , 15th Oct 2023

The most common legend is as follows,After his years of penance for Mahalakshmi, he was commanded by the Goddess to find a new kingdom of prosperity where people know only happiness. On his quest for a new kingdom along with his queen, Madhavi. He landed on Agroha and established a kingdom of traders. Agroha is referred as a city of traders. It is said that he gave up the kShatriya clan identity to become a Vaishya for the Goddess Mahalakshmi. Maharaja Agrasen was a predecessor for ideologies like Equality, socialism, and non-violence. His administrative skills were unparalleled; he stands as a supreme ruler in the annals of the Indian history

On this day, descendants of Maharaja Agrasen contribute to various social welfare activities. They set up medical camps and distribute free food to promote the emotion of brotherhood and sense of equality. Cultural programs and dramas based on the life history of Maharaja Agrasen are conducted. They perform special pooja to Goddess Mahalakshmi. The members of the Vaishya community admire Agrasen and attempt to follow his path. This day is believed to be very auspicious for initiating a new business ventures and start-ups.

Commemorating Agrasen’s greatness as a king, the Government of India issued a postage stamp in his honour in the year 1976.

Agrasen Jayanti festival dates between 2019 & 2029

Year

Date

2019

Sunday, 29th of September

2020

Saturday, 17th of October

2021

Thursday, 7th of October

2022

Monday, 26th of September

2023

Sunday, 15th of October

2024

Thursday, 3rd of October

2025

Monday, 22nd of September

2026

Sunday, 11th of October

2027

Thursday, 30th of September

2028

Tuesday, 19th of September

2029

Monday, 8th of October