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Maharaja Agrasen, performed many yagnas (sacrifices) for the prosperity of his people. In those days, performing a yagna was a symbol of prosperity. During one such yagna, Maharaja Agrasen noticed that a horse that had been brought to be sacrificed was trying hard to get away from the sacrificial altar. Maharaja Agrasen was filled with pity and thought about what prosperity can be achieved by sacrificing mute animals. The idea of Ahimsa came into Maharaja Agrasen's mind, and the King discussed it with his ministers. The ministers advised Maharaja Agrasen that Ahimsa could be considered by neighboring kingdoms as a sign of weakness and encourage them to attack Agroha. Maharaja Agrasen felt that putting an end to violence and injustice does not show weakness. Thus, he proclaimed that there would be no violence and killing of animals in his kingdom. 

Maharaja 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 Maharaja 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 boy"', but could be married in any of the other 17 Gotra. This rule enunciated by Maharaja 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. And gave the flag to here Kingdom .

Maharaja Agrasen was a doer (a Karmyogi) who conjured prosperity for all. An adherent of Socialism, he devised a unique rule in order to ensure an egalitarian society. He promulgated that any person coming to Agroha to settle down permanently, shall be given one rupee, one brick, by each resident of Agroha.With the bricks he could build a house for living and with the money so collected he could set up his own business. This way through a small help by each a person could attain a equal status in the society of equals.  He adopted the ideal of  Non-Violence during the 18th Yagna, wherein he realised the futility of animal sacrifices. The Yagna was being performed for the establishment of the 18th Gotra. This realisation led him to become  one of the strong protagonist of 'Non-Violence'  

Flag has 18 inch width and 27 inch lenght , Flag has V-shape Cut of 9 inch in front , Suryavamshi symbol of Surya in flag because Maharaja Agrasen is son of Suryavamshi , Surya have 18  representation of 18 gotra , One Brick and One Rupees in Flag represent Maharaja Agrasen , Flag has color of Saffron symbol of non-violence and Surya , brick & rupees in color of Silver.However, 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.The ideas of Equality, Socialism and non-violence propounded by Maharaja Agrasen 5000 years back form the spirit of the present Constitution of India. But, we Indians have not been able to cultivate these ideals into our lives, they remain simply words in our constitution. It lies upon us now to adopt these ideals in our lives as a tribute to our progenitor.

 

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