History of Agarwals :
Agroha was a Republican State
consisting of 18 state units. The residents of this states were
known as Yodhya and Agraya .Some of the writings on the coins that have been excavated
from the site of ancient Agroha read as 'Yodhyanam Bahu Dhanya Kanam','Yodhya Ganasya
Jaya', '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 derieved a common name
Aggarwals ie. AGROHA-WALE.
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
He taught that if any person wants to settle in his kingdom every family of his
kingdom will provide “one Rupee & one brick” as a gift to him. In this way the
new coming family will become equal to the status of other family of the kingdom
and would run his business very conveniently, therefore, no one was unemployed in
his regime and everyone was having their own shelter. There could be no other better
practical principal of socialism of humanity than this. These principal became practical
in his kingdom, as give and take was the formula in the life of every ordinary residents.
Neither the receiver felt shamed nor the donator felt proud.
Feeling of social welfare and brotherhood was the fundamental of the principal.
There was no place for corruption or selfishness in the kingdom. The development
of the kingdom and life of people were completely based on agriculture, trade &
His belief in nonviolence did not mean non-resistance to oppression, rather he promoted
self defence. According to him self protection and national defence were not the
task of only kshatryas - the warrior caste, rather it is the duty of each citizen
to protect and safeguard his motherland.
Significance of Navratri(
16th Oct to 23 Oct)
Navratri symbolically represents the victory of good over evil – Goddess Durga slaying
Demon Mahishasura and Lord Rama killing Ravana. This same struggle is constantly
taking place in human hearts and the nine-day Navratri Vrat gradually prepares a
devotee to merge with the Brahman. Like Mahishasura, the human mind armed with ego,
anger, greed, lust and envy negate the supreme force. The nine-day Navratri vrat
slowly annihilates the Mahishasura in us and help us to realize us that we are part
of Brahman – the supreme spirit present in all animate and inanimate.
The physical fight between Goddess Durga and the demon Mahishasura has its ups and
downs. Goddess Durga fought Mahishasura and his army for nine days and nine nights.
Similarly, in the fight against evil tendencies like ego, anger, lust and other
animal instincts make us weak and a person too faces and downs. The destructive
aspect of Mother Goddess symbolically represents the fierce commitment to win over
the evil tendencies.
When a person gradually gains victory over evil tendencies, there is a void or emptiness.
If left empty, the new found victory over evil tendencies will be lost soon. Therefore,
this void should be filled with spiritual wealth. For this a devotee approaches
Goddess Lakshmi, who provides all kinds of wealth. Goddess Lakshmi should not be
merely understood as goddess of wealth or gold or money. She represents ‘Sri, Tejas,
Aishwarya’ – prosperity, peace, purity and serenity.
But still the true knowledge is elusive - an individual has not attained true knowledge.
This is because many feel Goddess Durga and Goddess Lakshmi is outside and not within.
Goddess Durga and Goddess Lakshmi remain supernatural forces. This is ignorance.
The supreme wisdom is still lacking. Goddess Saraswathi is worshipped to gain this
Finally, on the tenth day the supreme wisdom dawns in a devotee. He/She realizes
that Goddess Durga, Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswathi are nothing but the supreme
power manifested in different ways. Then the person moves a step ahead, and realizes
the ultimate truth that he/she is nothing but Brahman and that life is a continuity.