On examining the history and old volumes about the origin and evolution of naagars, many opinions and stories come across us. Each of them has some sense and logic. However, just as all roads lead to Rome, all these opinions center around one basic thing - " Skanda Purana " - the oldest religious volume available, which narrates the origin and evolution of the naagar community. All other opinions are more or less-some views, which have very little base and support. There is a detailed and an independent "Naga-Khand" in "Skanda-Purana" - which vividly narrates the evolution of naagar community.

There was a Brahmin named "Kratha" - who was the son of Devrat. He became prodigy, and out of the way as he grew older. Once while moving in a forest nearby, he went to “Nag-Tirth", the town where NAGA (Serpents) lived together. At the same time, Rudramal, the prince of Naga king had come for a stroll in the town with his mother. It so happened that "Kratha" came into confrontation with Rudramal, and killed him - believing that he was an ordinary Nag boy. Rudramal ailing miserably, uttered, "Why are you killing me though I am innocent?" Krath was astonished at hearing these words, which normally a human being speaks, was afraid of him and ran away. The mother of "Rudramal" fainted at this sight and cried while she came in senses. She went to her husband soon and narrated the whole sad incident. The whole Nag community gathered there and cremated the body of Rudramal amongst deep grief. His father took a bid that unless he destroys the whole family of the murderer he shall not pay last homage to his departed son. He ordered his whole community members to find out the culprit and instructed to go to Shri Hatkeshwar tirth and to kill all the family members of Krath. Thus, all the Nag citizens went to Chamatkarpur , invaded the houses of the Krath family and relatives and spread terror there. To save themselves from all these terror, all Brahmin families flew away to the forests. The Nag king then paid his last homage to his departed son.

A famous historian from Junagadh and a well known naagar Shri Shambhuprasad Desai had mentioned in his book about the history of naagars that, naagars first came from Greece, Macedonia, Syria or regions surrounding these places. There is a naagar ground near Jordan and Israel. Besides, there is a place like naagar. Also there is also a naagar community in Iran, who are intelligent and famous as good and efficient administrators. They might have come from there first to Kangda (old NAGARKOT) of Himalayas. "NAG" means a mountain and "NAAG" means persons living in mountain region. "R" is a word of sixth tense. All these three put together becomes "NAAGARA" This leads us to believe that naagars must be living in the beginning in the regions surrounded by mountains. (naagar - a man protected by NAG-a mountain) All these interpretations about the origin of naagars are really of much importance in the own way. Without entering into any controversy about the real facts containing therein, we must take in consideration the basics that the background of the origin of naagars has much reference and relevance with the feeling of selfless service elated qualities and a special (designation). The theme of all this is that the word naagar denotes not the community or caste but denotes high cultural values. The notion of caste becomes secondary. In as much a similar sense only, Tulsidas in "Ramcharit Manas " and Meerabai in her verses have used the word naagar to signify high cultural values.

In words of Keshavram K. Shastri, a famous literary personality of Gujarat, " All types of naagarshad progressed highly in the field of education. Urat, the writer of Shukla Yajurved (a religious book) belonged to Vadnagar and was a great academician of the court of king of Bhoj of Malva (of Rajasthan). All these naagars were of Brahmin attitudes and professions. Upto 15th century, Pandit Someshwar, Pandit Nayak of Solanki - Waghela dynasty were famous. When they entered Gujarat through Gohilvad of Saurashtra and spread over the big cities of Saurashtra and Gujarat. They were all Brahmins. Some of them, who went to Junagadh, accepted the state service of Junagadh kings and were known as "Gruhastha". The priests of these Brahmins were from among themselves only. The priests of Vadnagar and other naagars were only from amongst naagars - is a specialty of this community. They will neither call other priests nor will they take any food prepared by them. They will take cook and make food only of milk-base and avoid any other food - even jams - where water is included and used as a base. This continued till we became independent in 1947. The best and ideal illustration of a true naagar in all these respects is Late Dr. Anandshanker Bapubhai Dhruv.