Anand city It is believed that during the year 534 AD Anand existed was formerly known as Anumanji, Amlik and then Amravati. The city is named in ancient Gujrati as Amarvalli. It is learnt from the prescription that Nagnath temple that ancient name of Anand city was Amarpalli. Initially Anand was the part of the former Gaekwad of Baroda. Very little information on historical background is available for Anand District prior to becoming part of erstwhile Baroda State. Anand district was named after Anand city. It is a headquarters of the district.