Vadodara Origin


A study on Vadodara origin reveals that the name of the city was mentioned in the charter of 812. The charter elucidates that the city existed beside the town if Ankottaka, a small town on the western bank of Vishvamitri river. According to the charter, the name of the city was Vadapadraka. The severe floods in the region in 600 AD is said to have forced the inhabitants of the city to move to the eastern side of river Vishvamitri. The residents of Vadapadraka are said to have settled in a village called Vatpatrak. It is at this site that the city of Vadodara came into existance. During the 10th century, Vadapadraka replaced Ankottaka.

A study on Vadodara origin also reveals that the city was once called Chandamavati. The city was named so after its ruler, Raja Chandan of the Dor tribe. Raja Chandan fought with the Jains. The capital was also known as Virakshetra or Virawati. The city came to be known as Vadpatraka or Wadodara. Wadodara is derived from the Sanskrit word 'Vatodar', which means 'the heart of Banyan tree'. However, it is difficult to ascertain to what lead to the change in the original name of the city. Moreover, the Englishmen referred to the town as Brodera. The name Baroda is derived from the Englishmen's version of the original name of the city. Furthermore, in 1974, the official name of Baroda was changed to Vadodara.



Last Updated on: 8/05/2013

     


     

Which is the longest National Highway in India?Previously known as National Highway 7, National Highway 44 (NH 44) is the longest-running National Highway in India. It is 3,745 km long and covers the North-South Corridor of NHDP. It starts from Srinagar in the north and ends in Kanyakumari in the south. NH-44… Read More...
Which Indian state is the largest producer of silk?Karnataka is the largest producer of silk in India. The state produces an average of around 8,200 metric tonnes of silk every year, which is about one-third of the total silk production in India. Up to November 2017, Karnataka has produced 5,962 metric tonnes of… Read More...
Which is India's poorest state? As per the National Family Health Survey 2015-16 (NFHS-4), Bihar is India's poorest state with 43 percent incidence of Multidimensional Poverty (MDP) and having more than 50% households in the bottom wealth quintile. Despite India being… Read More...


EU GDPR Update:
MapsofIndia has updated its Terms and Privacy Policy to give Users more transparency into the data this Website collects, how it is processed and the controls Users have on their personal data. Users are requested to review the revised Privacy Policy before using the website services, as any further use of the website will be considered as User's consent to MapsofIndia Privacy Policy and Terms.
We follow editorialcalls.org for border and boundary demarcations