Gonda district is one of the districts of Uttar Pradesh, India. The metropolis of Gonda is the district headquarters, and also the executive centre for the Devipatan division.The name of this district comes from the Sanskrit - Hindi word of Goshala, which means cowshed. The cowsheds of the royal lineage of Ayodhya viz. Ikshavaku (Raghukul) of the solar dynasty werepositioned here. The territory blanketed with the aid of the prevailing district of Gonda is part of the historic Kosala country.