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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Vijaya and his men sailed down the west coast, stopping at the cities of Bharukaccha (Broach in Gujarat) and Suppara (Surparaka = Sopara near Mumbai).
The ships which plied between Bharukaccha in Gujarat and southeast Asian countries would cross the Lakshadweep and Maldive islands and some of these might have been wrecked by subsurface reefs.