ZAND is a village in the forests of the Panchmahals District of Gujarat.
There is a well-known, ancient Hanuman Temple at Zand.
It is believed that during their exile for twelve years after the Dyut Kreedaa (the dice game, which the Pandavas lost to the Kauravas), the Pandavas had stayed in these forests and that Shree Krishna had come to see them during their stay here.
We visited Zand on the 26th of January, 2008 – Republic Day.
The view of the Forest outside the car window was so beautiful that I could not resist the temptation to capture snaps of the passing hills, fields, villages, schools – celebrating the Republic Day, homes …. in my mobile camera.
Here are those snaps …. Taken while going and coming back – from the car, during the journey as well as at Zand, along with glimpses of thoughts they provoked ....