सहरसा saharasā

‘Thousand Streams’  City/District, Bihar

From Skt: sahasra, ‘thousand’ and dhārā,  torrent, stream; or Skt: saharṣam ‘joy’, ‘rejoicing’;

This region consists of fertile floodplains irrigated by the Kosi river and its tributaries.

Saharsa is a major producer of corn and makhana [Euryale ferox, ‘fox nuts’] and has its own varieties of mango and lychee.

The 19thC yogi, saint and poet, Paramhamsa Lakshminath Goswami [a.k.a. Lakshmi Nath Gosain or Babaji Kuti] was born here.

The Matasyagandha Mandir/Rakta Kali temple is dedicated to 64 yoginis goddesses who are potrayed on the inner walls.

So, plenty to rejoice about.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Bihar place names.