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Why is India also called Bharata?

Apart from the King Bharata the son of Rishabha mentioned in the other answers there is an alternate theory also. Since the country (Varsa) is called Bharata the people are Bharatis. Since Manu [1] ...
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Why is India also called Bharata?

Besides Srimada Bhagvatam, other texts also mention the same reasons. Just adding here for references. 1. Skanda-Mahāpurāṇa Verse 7.1.172.2 भरतोनाम राजाऽभूदाग्नीध्रः प्रथितः क्षितौ । यस्येदं भारतं ...
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