I tried to google this question and in Wikipedia it is not very clear.

The above link suggests that India is called Bharat because of Emperor Bharata (son of Shakuntala and Dhushyant) whereas this link suggests it is named after Bharata Chakravartin (Gomateshwar).

Which story is the correct one?

  • not sure if this is a question related to Hinduism. I ll let the mods decide Apr 10 '16 at 15:17
  • @PratikBhat It's definitely related to Hinduism; Shakuntala's son Bharata and Rishabha's son Bharata are both prominent kings mentioned in Hindu scripture, and Hindu scripture does discuss the naming of Bharata Varsha. But it's a duplicate. Apr 10 '16 at 15:31
  • @KeshavSrinivasan - Thanks for clarifying my doubts! Apr 10 '16 at 15:33
  • Question is not duplicate, there's ambiguity here, which needs to be resolved. Apr 10 '16 at 15:50
  • Please edit wikipedia pages according if it is clear Apr 10 '16 at 15:56

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