Bharata is the son of Dushyanta and Shakuntala. Bharata is perhaps derived from the Sanskrit roots Brih (Vast ? the power of Brahman) and Rita (Law). Cologne Sanskrit Dictionary bharat mfn. bearing , carrying m. pl. N. of the military caste 322 bharaTa m. a potter or a servant 323 bharata m. to be or being maintained N. of Agni (kept alive by the care of men) of a partic. Agni (father of Bharata and Bharati) a priest (= {Rtvij}) an actor , dancer , tumbler a weaver L. ; a hireling , mercenary L. ; a barbarian , mountaineer (= {zabara}) the fire in which the rice for Brahmans is boiled N. of Rudra (the Maruts are called his sons) of an Aditya of a son of Agni Bharata of a celebrated hero and monarch of India (son of Dushyanta and Sakuntala , the first of 12 Cakra-vartins or Sarvabhaumas i.e. universal emperors of a son of Dhruvasamdhi and father of Asita of a son of Dasaratha and Kaikeyi (and younger brother of Rama , to whom he was very much devoted) of a son of Rishabha of a son of Vitihotra of a Manu (who gave the name to the country Bharata) of a son of Manu Bhautya of a king of Asmaka of various teachers and authors (esp. of an ancient Muni supposed author of a manual of the dramatic art called Natya-sastra or Bharata-sastra) ; = Jadabharata (q.v.) A. ; = Bharata-mallika (below) pl.. the descendants of Bharata N. of a tribe ({A}) f. N. of an Apsaras {I}) f. N. of a daughter of Agni Bharata of a river n. pl. N. of a partic. Varsha