Ancient Site of Agroha

"THE CAPITAL OF THE LEGENDRY KING, MAHARAJA AGRASENA"

ANCIENT SITE OF AGROHA

The ancient site is believed to be the capital of the legendry king, Maharaja Agrasena of the Agrawal community. A small town in itself, Argroha, was situated on the trade route between Taxila and Mathura. This made it an important centre of commerce and political activities till the coming into existence of the new township of Hissar-e-Firoza (Hisar) of Firoz Shah Tughlaq. Excavations on this site have led to discoveries of many coins including 4 Indo-Greek, one punched marked and 51 coins of Agrodaka. The discovery of the coins of Agreya Janapada (Republic) during the excavations and its ancient name Agrodaka in literature are sufficient to prove it being the headquarters of a Republic. Excavations on this site were concluded by the Department of Archaeology & Museums, Government of Haryana in 1978-84. The archaeological excavations revealed a fortified township and continuous habitation from 4th century BC to 14th century AD. Apart from the residential and community houses, made of baked bricks, the remains of a Buddhist stupa and a Hindu temple existing side by side indicated co-existence and respect of communal harmony.

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