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About the Agrawal surname

Agrawals (Hindi: अग्रवाल), are a large and influential community in India. Traditionally, the Agrawals have been a trading community in northern and western India, though in modern times they follow other professions as well. People from the Agrawal community are very successful entrepreneurs and have played a prominent role in India's economic development.[1]

The texts and legends of the Agrawal community trace the origin of Agrawals to the legendary Kshatriya king Agrasena of the Sun Dynasty who adopted Vanika dharma for the benefit of his people.[1][2] Literally, Agrawal means the people of Agroha, a city in ancient Kuru Panchala, near Hisar in Haryana region said to be founded by Agrasena.[3]

The majority of Agrawals belong to the Vaishnavite sect of Hinduism while the remaining 14% of them practice Jainism.[4]