Bhārata

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jit Majumdar

Sometimes transliterated as: Bharata, BhArata, Bhaarata


  1. of/ by Bharata; descended from Bharata
  2. the native name for India, named after King Bharata; the dynasty to which the Kauravas and the Pāndavas belonged; the epithet used for the illustrious members of the Bharata dynasty like Bhīşma, Dhŗtarāşţra, Duryodhana, Yudhişţhīra, Bhīma, Arjuna etc.