Dakor is famaus throughout Gujarat, India, for a deity of Lord Krishna named Ranchor Raya. Ranchor (rana-choda) means “one who flees from battle” or, more simply, “deserter,” and raya (from raja) designates a king or a respected person.
Krishna gained fame as Ranchor Raya when He fled a battle, apparently out of fear. Actually, He wanted to prevent needless killing and attend to His pastime of kidnapping Rukmini, His first wife. Krishna's fleeing the battle is especially glorified by devotees in Gujarat because it marked Krishna's taking up residence in Dwarka in Gujarat.