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
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.
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 .
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
is son of Suryavamshi , Surya have 18 representation of 18 gotra , One Brick and One Rupees in Flag represent
, 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.