The word Ghazipur does not figure as such in ancient Indian History,
but according to some historians Raja Ghadhi father of Maharsi
Jamdagni was from this place. During that period this place was
covered with dense forests and in it many Ashrams were situated viz.
Yamdagni (father of Parasuram) Ashram, Parsuram Ashram, Madan Van
etc. The Maharshi Gautam's Ashram was near Ghazipur town some 16
Kms. east around the village Gauspur. Sarnath, where Lord Buddha got
Bodhisatva or enlightenment in 6th century B.C is about 65 km. west
from this district headquarter & falls in Varanasi district. Thus it
became a center of Budha's preachings during his time . This town
was an important centre during Buddhist period. The Chinese
traveller Hiuen Tsang mentions this locality as "Chanchu" meaning
the soil of battlefields which is signified by many important
battles fought here.
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