List of Agrawal people:
1st row: Sir Ganga Ram, Bhagwan Das, Lala Lajpat Rai
2nd row: Banarsi Das Gupta, Sunil Mittal,Lakshmi Mittal
3rd row:Shekhar Gupta, Sanjay Gupta, Rahul Bajaj
Regions with significant populations
- In Pradumna Charita of samvat 1411, the Agrawal poet Sadharu wrote "अगरवाल की मेरी जात, पुर आगरोए महि उतपात" ("My jāti is Agarwal, and I trace my roots to the city of Agroha).
- Agroye (Agra or Agr)wrongly associated with Agroha.
- In his Padma Purana of VS 1711, Muni Sabhachandra writes "अग्रोहे निकट प्रभु ठाढे जोग, करैं वन्दना सब ही लोग|| अग्रवाल श्रावक प्रतिबोध, त्रेपन क्रिया बताई सोध||", (When Lohacharya was near Agroha, he taught the 53 actions to the Agrawal shravakas).
- In a Sanskrit inscription, the Agrawals are referred to as Agrotaka ("from Agroha"): "सं १३२९ चैत्र वुदी दशम्यां बुधवासरे अद्येह योगिनिपुरे समस्त राजावलि-समलन्कृत ग्यासदीन राज्ये अत्रस्थित अग्रोतक परम श्रावक जिनचरणकमल".
The Agrawal merchant Nattal Sahu, and the Agrawal poet Vibudh Shridhar lived during the reign of Tomara King Anangapal of Yoginipur (now Mehrauli, near Delhi). Vibudh Shridhar wrote Pasanahacariu in 1132 AD, which includes a historical account of Yoginipur (early Delhi near Mehrauli) then.
Migration to Rajasthan
Golden Age of the Jain Digambar Temple in Gwalior under the Tomara rulers inspired by the Kashtha Bhattarakas and their Jaina Agrawal disciples who dominated the Court of father and son viz. Dungar Singh (1425–59)and Kirti Singh (1459–80) with the Poet-Laureate Raighu as their mouthpiece and spokesman, a centenarian author of as many as thirty books, big and small of which two dozen are reported to be extant today. Verify the advent of the Hisar-Firuza-based Jain Agrawals who functioned as the ministers and treasurers of the ruling family had turned the Rajput State of Gwalior into a Digambara Jain Centre par excellence representing the culture of the Agrawal multi-millionner shravakas as sponsored by them.
In VS 1535, Agrawal Nenasi conducted a pratishtha ceremony at Sanganer. A copy of Amarsen Chariu copied in VS 1577 at Sonipat was found at Amber, suggesting that Agrawals took sacred texts with them during this migration.
Migration to Eastern India
Agrawals during the Mughal era
Agrawal Society in modern India
|Gotra||Original Gotra||Lord||Saint (Guru)||Veda||Branch||Sutra|
|Bindal or Vindal||Vishist||Vrinddev||Yavasya or Vashista||Yajurveda||Madhuri||Kaatyayni|
|Dhoumya||Vasudev||Bhardwaj||Kaatyayni||Yajurveda||Madhyadini or Madhuri|
|Dharan or Deran||Dhanyas||Dhavandev||Bhekaar or Ghaumya||Yajurveda||Madhuri||Kaatyayni|
|Garg or Gargeya||Gargasya||Pushpadev||Gargacharya or Garg||Yajurveda||Madhuri||Kaatyayni|
|Goyal or Goel||Gomil||Gendumal||Gautam or Gobhil||Yajurveda||Madhuri||Kaatyayni|
|Goyan, Goin, Goyanor, Gangal, Gol or Goenka||Gautan||Godhar||Purohit or Gautam||Yajurveda||Madhyadini or Madhuri||Kaatyayni|
|Jindal||Gemino||Jaitrasangh||Bruhaspati or Jaimini||Yajurveda||Madhyadini or Madhuri||Kaatyayni|
|Kansal||Kaushik||Manipal||Kaushik||Yajurveda||Madhyadini or Madhuri||Kaatyayni|
|Kuchhal, Kachal or Kuchchal||Kashyap||Karanchand||Kush or Kashyap||Samaveda||Kosami or Kauttham||Komaal|
|Mittal||Maitreya||Mantrapati||Vishwamitra/Maitreya||Yajurveda||Madhyadini or Madhuri||Kaatyayni|
|Naagil, Nangal or Nagal||Naagend||Narsev||Kaudalya/Nagendra||Samaveda||Kouthmi/Kauttham||Aslayin|
|Singhal, Singla or Singal||Shandalya||Sindhupati||Shringi/Shandilya||Samaveda||Koyumi/Kauttham||Gobhil|
|Tingal or Tunghal||Taandav||Tambolkarna||Shandilya/Tandya||Yajurveda||Madhyadini/Madhuri||Kaatyayni|
- Purabiye (Easterners)
- Pachihiye (Westerners)