Agrawal forms the most important subdivision of Vaish caste typically found residing in northwest and northern states of India. The major strength of the caste follows the Hindu religion with minority following Jainism.
Traditionally, Agrawals are most enterprising and influential community of North India involved in trading business, where these days younger generation are sometimes following other professions. They have given significant contribution to the economic development of the country with their sense of establishing successful businesses in several industries.
Like any other part of India, Agrawal marriage ceremony show slight variations based caste and region from where they reside. Typically, they are very traditional and conservative community that reflects their strong foundation of culture, behavior and practices. The typical pre wedding rituals consist of Madhu-Tikka, Godh-Bharai (typically ritual is observed when the newly married woman except her child), Naandi, Bhaat, TelBaan, Mehndi and Korath. The major wedding rituals include Baraat, Baraat Swagat, Varmala, Phera, Kanyadaan and Chuda. Typically, post wedding rituals are Mooh-Dikhai, Jua and Muthi band, Vidaai and Vadhu Pravesh. Agrawal matrimony is typically splendid and extravagant.