The history of Anavils has deep roots. 5,000 years back, Anavils were brought to a village named
Anaval (then known as Anadipur) in South Gujarat from Ayodhya by Hanuman for doing Maha Yajña
for Shri Rama who wanted to wash out the sin of killing King Ravana – a brahmin. They were
Aryans who migrated from Afghanistan.
According to the Court poet Bhukhan of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the population of Anaulla
(now known as Anavils) were staying at Magadh around Bihar. The ruler Anavil named "Putrak"
married Naga Kanya "Patli" and they constructed the capital city of their state "Patli-Putrak".
He said the great Chanakya, also known as Kautilya, was Anavil.
After this great mission, these Brahmins labelled Anavils became ruler of Kingdom Anaval. Anaval
state had Vyara, Mahuva, Vansda and Chikhali talukas.
Buddhists took the Bhil community in hand to have a war with Anavils under the leadership of Vansia
Bhil. The Anavil king lost this war. Around 1186 AD, the Anavil king Samandhar Vashi won the war
against Vansia Bhil with the help of Rajput King of Paatan, Siddharaj Jaisinh. But he lost interest
in the Kingdom and gave it to Rajputs. King Digvirandrasinh was the last Rajput ruler of this state,
later named as Vansda state.
Anavils were spread all around 300 villages of South Gujarat.