Bhārata-varṣa


Bhārata-varṣa
geographical name
one of nine tracts of land which form the divisions of Jambūdvīpa. It is named after King Bharata, the son of Rṣabhadeva. India is now known as Bhārata, although in the ancient histories this appellation referred to the entire earth plant

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