Bharat/Bharata (disambiguation)

"Bharata" भरत (Sanskrit lit. "to be maintained") may refer to:
*a name of Agni
*a name of Rudra
*a name of Manu, according to the Vishnu Purana
*Bharata (emperor), a celebrated hero and monarch of India, first of twelve Cakravartins ("universal emperors")
*Bharata (Ramayana), a son of Dasharatha, younger brother of Rama
*Bharata (Bhagavata), the eldest of a hundred sons of a saintly king by name Rishabha according to the Bhagavata Purana
*Bharata Muni, the author of the "Natyashastra"

"Bhārata"/"Bhārat" भारत ("descended from "Bharata") may refer to:
*the Sanskrit and Hindi (then pronounced "Bhārat") name of India.
*a name of Agni
*a rishi (the author of RV 5.27, RV 3.23)
*the Bhāratas, a Rigvedic tribe
*an early epic forming the core of the "Mahabharata" (comprising about a quarter of the extended epic)
*Bhāratavarsha, "king Bharata's realm" i.e. India.
*the Republic of India (properly, "IAST|Bhārata Gaṇarājya" _sa. भारत गणराज्य)
*Bharat merino, a breed of sheep. [http://gbpihed.nic.in/envis/HTML/vol10_2/mpoornima.htm]
*Bharat Petroleum

ee also

*Etymology of the names of India


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