Ānarta is a locality in the western part of India. The inhabitants of that region are also called Ānarta. Ānarta is the abode of Vāsudeva Kṛṣṇa. The alternative name of this place is Antargiri.
The name of the son of Śaryāti is Ānarta. The land is named after him. Raivata is the son of Ānarta. His daughter is Revatī, who got married to Valarāma. Raivata ruled the land of Ānarta for a long time.
During the reign of Śaryāti, Ānarta and the like, the capital of the land of Ānarta was Kuśasthalī. Later, in this very place, Kṛṣṇa established the city of Dvāraka . [See Dvāraka, Kuśasthalī]
Once, during the absence of Kṛṣṇa and Valarāma, Śālva, king of Sauva, attacked the chief city of Dvāraka.
At that time, all wealth and resources stored in Ānarta, was sent outside the land, in order to protect them from the attack.
Arjuna, at the tile of his Digvijaya, conquered the land of Ānārta.
On the ocassion of Abhimanyu̍s marriage with Uttarā, Arjuna took the initaiative to bring Śrī Kṛṣṇa, the other distinguished people belonging to the clan of Yadu, and Abhimanyu to Upaplavya, from Ānarta.
A vānara called Dvivida was a friend of Narakāsura. Once he uprooted several mountains and hurled at Ānarta, where Vāsudeva used to live. By hirling mountains, Dvivida almost destroyed the people of Ānarta.
Scholars assume that the modern Gujrat and Kathiawad region was called Ānarta in the ancient times. Several branches of Yadu̍s clan– Vṛṣṇi, Sātvata, Daśārha and so on– ruled the land of Ānarta.