Guj: દાહોદ dāhōda

‘Two Borders’   -City/District, Gujarat

From Hin: do, ‘two’; and Hin/Guj: hada, ‘border’. 

Dahod has borders with both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. There is also a suggestion that the name is linked to Saint Dadhichi who sacrificed himself so that the Devas could make the vajra, a weapon combining the indestructibility of a diamond and the power of a thunderbolt, from his bones. Local legend says he once meditated here on the banks of Dudhimati river.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Gujarat place names.


Dahod on the border with Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan  googlemaps