Bharuch

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Bharuch

(bəro͞o`chə, –rōch`), formerly

Broach,

city (1991 pop. 139,029), Gujarat state, W India, on the Gulf of Khambat. A port at the mouth of the Narmada River, Bharuch ships cotton, wheat, and timber and manufactures textiles, ink, and glass. Bharuch was an important Buddhist center in the 7th cent. Under the Rajput dynasty (750–1300), it was the chief port of W India.
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Vin III 39) Now at that time a certain monk of Bharukaccha, having dreamed that he committed sexual intercourse with his former wife, said: "I am not a (true) recluse, I will leave the Order [vibbhamissami]," and going to Bharukaccha, and seeing the venerable Upali on the road, he told him this matter.
Vijaya and his men sailed down the west coast, stopping at the cities of Bharukaccha (Broach in Gujarat) and Suppara (Surparaka = Sopara near Mumbai).
Tucci (1956: 101) cites some additional Sanskrit sources, which likewise point to a north-western direction: located between the Huna and Tangana, the country would be also mentioned in the Mahdbhdrata (III,51,1991 and XII,4,14) in connection with Kulkuta and Tukhara and in the Kdsyapa together with the Kosala, Tangana, Hala, and Bharukacchas.