Date of Issue : 1 October 2016
Maldives Post has issued a stamp on Maharaja Agrasen to commemorate Agrasen Jayanti on 1st October, 2016.The stamp has been issued under the series of “Inventions and Explorations” along with other personalities like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Christopher Columbus, Charles Darwin & Valentina Tereshkova.
Maldives produced the postage stamp on October 1, in a symbolic gesture of appreciation of the close ties between India and Maldives – and to further develop the ties – especially in business.
Maharaja Agrasen was a legendary Indian king (Maharaja) of Agroha, acity of traders. The Agrawal and Agrahari communities are descendents from him. He is credited with the establishment of a kingdom of traders in North India named Agroha, and is known for his compassion in refusing to slaughter animals in yajnas.
Only 1,200 limited edition copies of the stamp have been produced, out of which 1,000 will be sold to Indian businessmen and businesswomen. A copy of the stamp has also been presented to the Indian government.