The Sarisava-Pahi is the synonym of “Galaxy of Shrotriya Sanskrit Scholars”, as this village has produced a numer of Sanskit Scholars in the past. Here, I have mentioned the Major stars of this Galaxy. Due to lack of genealogical records, it is not possible to mention all of them. Hence, I have mentioned only those from this galaxy, who have made at least one original contribution in the field of Sanskrit scholarship .
M.M. Bhavanatha Jha:- A scion of the Sarisava- branch of the Sodarpura- family of Shrotriyas, M.M. Bhavanatha Mishra was the son of M.M. Ravinatha and the daughter’s son of M.M Vatesvara of the Mandara –family. Great Philosopher. He was nick-named Ayachi Mishra. He is placed in first half of 15th century.Distinction of being Non-Suppliant (Ayachi). His works include: Rajnitisara and Vidyakarsahsraka
M.M. Sankara Mishra :- The brightest star of this galaxy,Son of M.M. Bhavanatha Mishra alias Ayachi Mishra. Bhawani was his mother, the daughter of Raghupati of Khauala-family.He was in second and third quarter of 15th century. Also a great philosopher and Nyaya –Vaisheshika Scholar. Worthy Father Worthy Son. His works include Mayukha, Trisutrinibandhavyakhya, Krisnabaliprakasa, Kirnavaliprakasa, Bhedaprakasa, Sankari, Kanadararahasya, Kanthabharana, Vadivinoda, Kalpalata and Amoda
Ganapati :- Also called Ganesvara and Gananatha was the son of Mahadeva, the younger brother of M.M. Sankara Mishra. He was the father of Kaviraja Bhanudatta. He was born in 1480 A.D. He was also known as Dhakkakavi(a poet whose literary achievements are as evident as the beat of drum).Rightly, the son calls him a kavikulalankarachudamani(cresh-jewel among poets). His works include : Suktimuktavali, Saduktikarnmrita, Padyaveni, Padyamrittarangini, Suktisundara, Sabhyalankarana, Subhashitasarasamuchhaya
Kaviraja Bhanudatta:- Bhanudatta, son of Ganapati, was born in the illustrious Sarisava-branch of the Sodarpura-family of Shrotriyas. He was born in the 3rd quarter of 15th century. Worthy Father Worthy Son. His main works are: Gitagauripatikavya, Prasadaguna, Alankaratilaka, Rasamangari, Gitagavipati
Kavindra Gangananda :- In 17th century, a literature of eminence was born known as Gangananda. He called himself Tairabhukta(resident of Tirhut). He lived in Sarisava which was his meternal grandfather’s village. He was also called Gramratna(a jewel among villagers). Gangananda calls himself a Pautri-tanuja(Son of Grand daughter) of Bhanudatta. He was the brightest star of the galaxy of Scholars produced by Sarisav-Pahi. His Major works include :Karnabhusana, Mithiladesavasina, Bhingduta and Sringaravanamala.
M.M. Sachal Mishra :- M.M. Sachala Mishra alias Bhavaninatha Mishra was the son of Raghudeva and Rambha of the Balirajapura – branch of the Hariama –family of Shrotriya in Sarisava-Pahi. His work of repute is Rasapradipika.
M.M. Mohana Mishra :- The younger brother of M.M. Sachala Mishra. His works include : Radhanayanadvisati, Bhaktikalpadruma and Girijavinodakavya.
Mahopadhyaya Anandakara :- He was the father of Vidyakara and Grand father of Pragynakara. He lived in Sarisava, whose a tank, Anandkari still exists to commemorate him.
Mahopadhyaya Vidyakara :- Famous as anthologist. He was father of Pragynakara and son of Anandakara. Worthy Father Worthy Son. His known works are Vidyakara-sahashraka and Nalodaya
Pragynakara :- Son of Vidyakara.Author of Subodhini. Worthy Father Worthy Son. His one work known is Nalndayakavya and Subodhini
Gaurinatha Jha :- Gauri natha Jha , son of Modanatha and grand son of Bhaiya of Simaravara- branch of the Khauala –family of Sarisava. His important work is Yatindracharitaprakasika
Lekhnatha Jha :- Born in 1886, a Shrotriya of Simarava- branch of Khaula –family of Sarisava composed Varsaharsyakavya and Manaspujakavya. He died in 1965. His works include :Varhaharshakavya and Manaspujakavya, Pramodalahari, Rajasthan prasthan, Radha parinaya Mahakavya, Guneswarcharita Champu, Annyoktisashri, Kasyapkulaprashasti, Sokashlokasataka, Sanskritgitaratnavali and Kavyakallolini.
M.M.Ganganatha Jha :- Sir Ganganatha Jha (25 December 1872) was an eminent scholar of Sanskrit, Indian Philosophy, Buddhist Philosophy and pandit of Nyāya-Śāstra. Jha was born in village of Sarisab Pahi (Pahi tol) Madhubani district. He belonged to the Shrotriya Brahmin family. His major contribution is Bhavabodhini.
Amarnatha Jha :-Of ancient lineage and lofty birth, Dr.Amarnatha Jha was the elder of the two distinguished sons of a great father, the late Mahamahopadhyaya Sir Ganganath Jha, veteran educationist and Vice Chancellor, and probably the greatest authority, in his days, on Sanskrit; the younger being Mr. Adityanath Jha, who crowned a brilliant educational career in the Allahabad University by topping the list of successful candidates in the I. C. S. examination of 1934. Worthy Father Worthy Son. He has the distinction of taking the charge of Vice Chancellor from his Father.
Dr. Trilokanatha Jha :- Son of Prof. Umanatha Jha and Indupriya Devi was born in 1934, completed Honours in English and M.A. in Sanskrit. Prof. and H.O.D. in L.N. M.U. Darbhanga . Retired as Pro V.C. from K.S. D.S. U. Darbhanga. He was given President award the certificate of Honour for his works in Sanskrit : Sringarsarini, Virtarangini, Sudhhyamritkosah Vyavharkosasach, Bhrigdootam, Kaviraj Bhanudatta Granthavali, Rasikajeevnam, Muditmadalasanataka and Ganganandagranthavali.