Held on the auspicious occasion of Sharad Poornima each year, for the past thirty-five years, the Agroha Fest this year witnessed even more people and grander celebrations than ever before. The guest of honour, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanathji along with Subhashji also performed the aarti at the Goddess Mahalaxmi Temple in Agroha Dham before heading to the annual fair.
Speaking at the occassion Subhasji thanked the many ministers, distinguished guests and members of the Vaishya community who made it to Agroha Dham for the festivities and also welcomed Aditynathji to the holy land of Maharaja Agrasenji.
He said, “Over forty ministers form the Vaishya community from across states like Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh etc. and across different political parties like BJP, INC, AAP, JMM, Apna Dal etc. While their political affiliations may be varied however Maharaja Agrasen’s holy and ancient land is the common tread that binds them together.”
Subhashji urged the people to go to the site of the ancient temple and old buildings in Agroha. “If you see these ancient structures, you will be assured that this very place is the origin of the entire Vaishya community. The home of this community 6000-7000 years ago. And when three years ago the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) report confirmed this, the misconception that Agroha is only of the Agarwals got cleared. It is the homeland of the entire Vaishya community.”
He also urged the sub-sects of the Vaishya community to submit the photos and any other details of their respective rishi munis or the principles of who they follow so that the Vaishya Samaj committee can install statues of them in Agroha too. So we can all unite here in the true sense.
Subhashji also announced the plan to make a huge museum and auditorium in Agroha in the near future. He also announced that an application for the new bank dedicated to the Vaishya community has been submitted to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and he promised that it will be a bank that belongs to the entire community not just a few.
Maharaja Agrasen had made as the capital. Agroha Dham is popular and is fondly known as the fifth ‘Dham‘ (holy site) of India. The mela was held on October 30, 1982. Since then the annual fair takes place on the auspicious day of Sharad Poornima each year.