The present name of this village is Ganeshara, which is derived from the word Gandheshwara after the sacred pastime place known as Gandheshwara-kunda. The word ‘gandha’ means ‘scent’ or ‘aroma’, and previously many fragrant flowers used to grow here from which scented oils were produced from the petals. When Krishna used to come here with his cows, after taking His bath in the kunda, the cowherd boys would apply His body with scented oils. In the Bhakti-ratnakara it is said. “Look from a distance at this Gandheshwara-sthana, it is well known that Krishna applied scented oils at this place.” Besides the sacred kunda, there is a very ancient temple in the village containing a unique Shiva-linga, known as Ghandeshwara Mahadeva, which local people say was established by King Vajranabha.