Anand (आनंद) is a city and district of Gujarat state in western India. It was carved out of the Kheda district in 1997.
Ananda (आनंद) (AS, p.62)
According to the Data in the Family Tree of the Patels of the seven towns, published in 1925 C.E., the first Patel, named Ananda, came from Anklav in Samvat 1415 and lived at Bharan.
It is bounded by Kheda District to the north, Vadodara District to the east, Ahmedabad District to the west, and the Gulf of Khambhat to the south. Major towns are Bhadran, Khambhat, Tarapur, Petlad and Sojitra.
विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर ने लेख किया है ...आनंद (AS, p.62) विष्णु पुराण 2,4,5 के अनुसार प्लाक्ष द्वीप का एक भाग जो इस द्वीप के राजा मेधातिथि के पुत्र आनंद के नाम से प्रसिद्ध है.
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