There are a number of towns and cities in India, which have derived their name from a temple the deity of which is commonly believed to be the presiding, deity of the place. The name Bombay is derived from 'Mumba Devi while Patna, the, capital of Bihar, is named after Patan Devi whose temple is located at Gulzarbagh, an area of Patna. Arrah is the headquarters of Shahabad district.
Arrah is served by a railway station of the. Eastern Railway between Patna and Mughalsarai. Arrah is located at a distance of 36 miles from Patna, with which it is linked by an all-weather road from Sasaram, a sub-divisional headquarters of Shahabad district. Sasaram is 60 miles from Arrah and the Grand Trunk Road from Calcutta to Delhi runs via Sasaram. Arrah has also another excellent road running to Buxar, which is another sub-divisional headquarters of Shahabad at a distance of 42 miles from Arrah.
Author - P. C. Roy Choudhury