Hukum Agraria means ‘the agra’ in Greek. Agra, a city situated in what was the eighth century BC is the place where the great Taj Mahal stands today. Hukum Agra was the centre of influence for one of the most famous kings of ancient India, Shah Jahan. The Agra fort was built by Shah Jahan’s grandfather. The name is also associated with the famous Mughal emperor Shahjahan who transformed Agra into a holy city and served as his fortress from his capital at Herat till death.
Hukum Agraria is referred as ‘the divine treasury’ or ‘the sacred temple’ because it is located in a place that is sacred to God. Hindu law is said to have originated from the Tantric texts where Hukum Agraria is said to be the place where God converses with His angels. According to these tantric scriptures, when a devotee performs certain rituals in order to purify himself and elevate himself to God, a gate is opened between the human world and the divine world known as the data. However, this gate is said to close once all the rituals are completed. This is the reason why most visitors to Hukum Agraria, observe the closing of the gate.
Hukum Agraria is believed to be the home of Lord Shiva, the lord of rivers, and is also said to be the residence of Goddess Lakshmi. Many Hindus consider Hukum Agraria as their second home after their first house in the holy land of India. It is said that the Goddess Lakshmi resides at the top of Agraria, hence the name ‘Agraria’. Some people also believe that when the devotee performs certain rituals at Hukum Agraria, a small stream called the ‘kutha’ flows from his forehead. It is believed that the stream gives blessings to the devotee and helps him to reach the top of Agraria.