Gagaha (गगहा) is major town in Gorakhpur district.It is popular for the temple of Maa Durga situated at the outskirts of this town. It consists of 84 'kasbas' (sub- divisions). It is situated about 40 KM away from district Gorakhpur on NH - 29.
It is a great question to us how Gagaha (गगहा) formed.
But the most probable theory about the formation of Gagaha.........
The story begins with a place under capture of the "THAARUS" (थारु). They threatened the security of many villages. Getting puzzled the king of Rudrapur and his associates invited ' Baba Shakti Singh ' to save the public of surrounding villages from Thaarus.
Brave, Courageous and Young Shakti Singh at the age of about 25 with his battalion marched towards Rudrapur. He Executed the Thaarus with his powerful army and helped Rudrapur's King and its public. During this period he settled here forming a village Gagaha.
Even today the bravery of Baba Shakti Singh brims in the hearts of the people of this town ...........Gagaha...
Gagaha, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, INDIA .