Etymology of "Champaran"

 
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      The name Champaran owes its origin to Champa-aranya or Champkatanys. Champa or Champaka means Magnolia and  aranya means forest. Hence, Champaranya means Forest of  Magnolia (CHAMPA) trees. It is popularly believed that the nomenclature was made while the forest was inhabited by solitary ascetics....Read More

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