Guwahati: The proposal for naming the T-junction of Kamrup Chamber Road with Jail Road as “Maharaja Agrasen Chowk” draws massive repercussion among the Twitterati.
It is learned that the ‘Agarwal Sabha’ in Guwahati had proposed naming the T-junction of Kamrup Chamber Road with Jail Road as “Maharaja Agrasen Chowk” before the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC).
Following this, GMC had issued a notice regarding the filing of objections by the citizens of the Guwahati over naming the place from T-junction of Kamrup Chamber Road with Jail Road to “Maharaja Agrasen Chowk”.
In a notice by the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) wrote, “It is for the general information of the public that, as prayed by the ‘Agarwal Sabha’, Guwahati; the Guwahati Municipal Corporation has proposed for the naming of T-junction of Kamrup Chamber Road with Jail Road as “Maharaja Agrasen Chowk”. Objection, if any, in this regard, may please be communicated to the Commissioner, Guwahati Municipal Corporation, Panbazar, Guwahati within 15 days of this publication.”
Immediately, a user shared the image of a notice on Twitter querying about the role or contribution of ‘Maharaja Agrasen’ for the culture and history of Assam?
A Twitter user replying to the tweet said, “I belong to a community which considers Lengdon as the King of heaven, literally Supreme God. Have anyone heard of any Lengdon Road in Assam?”
Another user tweeted, “If you want to name the place as Agarwala, then why not Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala? Also, there is no objection if it is named after GS Agarwala.”
“Let’s us register our objections logically with the concerned authority as advertised,” wrote another user.
It may be mentioned that ‘Maharaja Agrasen’ was a legendary Indian king of Agroha, a city of traders. He is the descendant of Kush, son of Lord Ram and he was born in the 35th generation after lord Ram.
Beliefs about Maharaja Agrasen
Agrasen was a Kshatriya king of the Solar Dynasty who adopted Vanika dharma for the benefit of his people. Literally, Agrawal means the “children of Agrasen” or the “people of Agroha”, a city in ancient Kuru Panchala, near Hisar in the Haryana region said to be founded by Agrasen.