Why India is the name of our country, why not Bharata?
Ever thought about why India is so named? Get an interesting insight into the origin of how the country got named as India instead of Bharata.
India is not original name of Bharata, our country. The name India is given by British; which actually derived from Sanskrit word Sindhu, then Old Persian word Hindu and then Indus. Is there any relation between Bharata and Sindhu in our history? Sindhu means Ocean. Bharata means 'devoted to light as against darkness', another name of Agni, the God of Fire. I didn't find any relation between these two words Sindhu and Bharata, so why this contrast?
The word 'India' was being used before the discovery of India by Columbus. If all the names of cities like Madras, Bangalore, Calcutta, Bombay etc. can be changed, then why not India also named as Bharata?