Vadnagar is a city and a municipality in Mehsana
district in the Indian state of Gujarat
. It is the birthplace of Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat. At the North side of Vadnagar Kheralu telgah, on west Unjha
telgah, on South Visnagar
and Vijapur telgah and on East side Sabarkantha Districts are located(Vanraj Chauhan).It has an average elevation of 143 metres (469 feet).
Known history of Vadnagar goes back to more than 2500 years. Vadnagar is referred to as Anartapur in Mahabharata. According to the great epic the Anarta warriors fought in the Mahabharata war on both the sides and the feud among them continued even after the war was over. Recent archaeological excavations have established the existence of a thriving city of religious and cultural activities at the location around the first century.
It is also said that Vadnagar was the earliest capital of Gujarat. Vadnagar's main is located inside the walls of a fort which has 6 huge gates namely Arjun Bari, Nadiol, Amarthol, Ghaskol, Pithori and Amarthol in which Amarthol gate area is the oldest existing part of the town. The river Kapila used to flow through the town of Vadnagar.