Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti is celebrated every year in the Hindu calendar on the fourth day of the month of Ashvin. In 2022, it falls on September 26th. The event is dedicated to the most respected and revered king Maharaja Agrasen, who during his lifetime preached the principles of equality. The descendants of this ruler continue his mission and take an active part in social projects aimed at eradicating inequality.
Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti is an official public holiday in some parts of India and is celebrated by the Agrahari, Jain, and Agrawala communities. This day was founded in honor of the birth of Maharaja Agrasen, who ruled in Agrohi and is also considered the founder of Agrawal and Agrahari. The ruler became famous not for defeating rivals, but for initiating a unique social program, according to which each person who came to Agroha received one brick and one rupee from each inhabitant to build a house and develop a business.
- Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti is not only held in honor and remembrance of the ruler Maharaja Agrasen. On this day, prayers are also offered to the goddess Lakshmi, asking her for blessings and prosperity.
- The followers of this ruler organize medical funds where everyone can receive medical care, organize free food distribution events, as well as cultural events.
- Goddess Lakshmi is depicted with four hands, which symbolize the main goals of human life – truth, prosperity, pleasure, and liberation.
- The goddess is depicted on the inflorescence of a lotus, which symbolizes the wealth of the world.
How to take part
Goddess Lakshmi loves cleanliness, so dedicate the day to cleaning and putting things in order. Read more about Maharaja Agrasen – this is the life of a worthy person, and Indian culture is full of secrets and mysteries that are interesting to learn. Do something good on this day, or join the ‘one brick, one rupee’ social program.
When is Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti celebrated in 2022?
Maharaja Agrasen Jayanti is observed on the fourth day of the Hindu calendar’s Ashwin month each year.