About Maheshwari Samaj

Though there is no particular book available on maheshwari samaj's origing but most authentic work done on the origin of Maheshwaris is by late Shri Shivkarnji Darak of Mundwa. Given below are the findings of his research.

King Khadgal Sen of Khandela was blessed with a son, Sujankunwar, after a yagnya was performed. The rishis (priests) who did the yagnya warned the king that this son of his should not be allowed to go East. When Sujankunwar grew he inherited the kingdom. King Khadgal Sen himself retired.

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Origin and growth
Once upon a time there was a king called Khadaksen who ruled Village Khandela.The kingdom was well administered under the able and efficient administration of King Khadaksen People of Khandela loved their King very much & lived in peace and harmony.
King had 24 wives. He had every thing which he wanted except a son who could take over his thrown when he grew older. King worshiped saints and to get their blessings he organized a big Yagya. Being impressed saints & holymen blessed the king with a son but warned him that the son should not go towards northern side till his age of 16.

Shortly, one beautiful day, his 5th wife Queen Champavati gave birth to a beautiful boy. The child was given the name of Sujan Kuvar. The whole kingdom of Khandela celebrated the birth of Rajkumar Sujan Kuvar. He grew with the training of Administration & Weaponary.

Some years later, young Sujan, came in religious touch with Jain Religion. He was so much impressed that he decided to promote Jainism. He had lost his faith in Hindu God & Goddess, he not only destroyed Hindu Temple but also build Jain Temple on that place.
One Day while he was on his way for hunting with his 72 man (Umraos- Rajputs) he came across Sadhus (holyman) at Surya Kund who were performing Yagya. He ordered his man to destroy the yagya immediately. On this Act the Sadhus became so much angry that they gave shrapa and converted the rajputs along with Rajkumar Sujan into Stones.
This news when came to King Khadaksen, took his life. Kingdom lost their king. 16 queens become sati and gave away their life for the king.


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