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The word Ghazipur does not appear in ancient Indian history, but according to some historians, Raja Garhi was the father of Maharsi Jamdagni.
During that period the place was covered with dense forests and had many ashrams like Yamadagni (Parshuram’s father) ashram, Parasoum ashram, Madan van etc.
Maharishi Gautam’s ashram was about 16 km away from Ghazipur city. East Sarnath around the village Gauspur, where Lord Buddha attained Bodhisattva in the 6th century B.C. It was about 65 km. West from this district headquarter and falls in Varanasi district.
Thus it became the center of Buddha’s preaching during his time. The city was an important center during the Buddhist period. The Chinese traveler Hiuen Tsang referred to the area as “Chanchu” meaning the soil of the battlefields, indicating the many important battles fought here.