Gauspur is located at a distance of about 14 km from Ghazipur, which is about 70 km from Varanasi on Ghazipur-Ballia road & stands on the old high bank of river Ganges. Kathot Fort is located in the Kathot village near Gauspur. Both these places have traces of an old Hindu civilization, large quantity of stones & old bricks have been discovered and the temple has many striking pieces of Hindu sculpture. Statue of Raja Mandhata has been stolen now. Oldham has assigned these findings to be of Buddhist origin and identified these places as the ’Monastery of unpierced ears’ as mentioned by Chinese pilgrims Hiuen-tsang & Fa-hein.