|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)|
- Dadhiprada (दधिपद्र) (AS, p.425) is ancient name of Dahod.
- It is said that it has taken its name from Saint Dadhichi, who had an Ashram on the bank of Dadhimati River.
- It is also known as Dohad (meaning "two boundaries", as the borders of the states of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are nearby).
Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb was born in the fort of Morbi in 1618, during the reign of Jahangir. Aurangzeb was said to have ordered his ministers to favour this town, as it was his birthplace. Tatya Tope, the freedom fighter, is known to have absconded in Dahod. He is believed to have lived his last days in this region.
It was previously within the boundaries of Panchmahal District.
- Anjali H. Desai (2007). India Guide Gujarat. India Guide Publications. p. 180. ISBN 978-0-9789517-0-2.
- transl.; Waseem, ed. by M. (2003). On becoming an Indian Muslim : french essays on aspects of syncretism. New Delhi: Oxford Univ. Press. p. 103. ISBN 9780195658071.
- Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.425