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Core Texts and Concepts of Sanatana Dharma

Core Texts and Concepts of Sanatana Dharma

This INDICA Course offers a comprehensive introductory overview of the foundational texts and principles of Sanatana Dharma, encompassing a meta-level perspective as conveyed through the guru parampara.

15 Hours
Date & Time

19 January 2024 - 9 February 2024

7:00 PM IST-9:30 PM IST

Every Friday and Saturday (Except on 26th of January 2024)


Course Fee: ₹3500
Enrollment Manual
Medium of Instruction
One year from the end date of the course
Online through INDICA Courses Portal
Contact Details



This course is designed to provide seekers, who are on their journey towards Dharmic knowledge and ultimately, Self-Realization, with a thorough introduction. Initially, it addresses and clarifies common misconceptions about the fundamental principles of Sanatana Dharma.

The sessions will offer a concise overview of the texts, covering their origins, transmission, and meta-information, as well as exploring the diverse interpretations of the Vedas, particularly focusing on the schools of thought within Vedanta. The course culminates by highlighting the essential message of Dharma and how each individual can play a role in preserving and nurturing this enduring wisdom.

Course Objectives

The primary goal of this course is to equip learners with a deep understanding and confidence in Sanatana Dharma, both in their personal lives and social interactions. It is designed to assist seekers in embarking on their journey towards Self-Realization, leading to a broader civilizational awakening.

Course Outcomes

Learners will gain knowledge that not only clarifies their personal ethos but also provides them with a toolkit to effectively present the Dharmic narrative. This narrative, as elucidated by eminent gurus and scholars of Sanatana Dharma, will guide them in understanding how they, as individuals, can actively shape and foster Dharma in their lives.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction: Contextualizing the Study, Addressing Misconceptions, Preliminary Insights, and the Genesis and Transmission of Texts
  • In-depth Exploration of the Vedas, Core Texts, Prakarana Granthas, and Upanishads
  • Deciphering Vedic Terminologies and Indian Philosophical Systems (Darshanas)
  • Core Principles, Varnashrama, and the Role of Women in Sanatana Dharma
  • Understanding Ishvara and the Spectrum of Schools of Thought in Vedanta
  • Practical Application and Self-Study Guidelines

Note: Each session includes a brief Q&A. The course concludes with an extensive Q&A session for in-depth discussion.

Reading List

Presentation materials will feature integrated hyperlinks for reference. A comprehensive self-study (Svadhyaya) guide in PDF format, doubling as an e-book, will be provided at the course’s end.

Course includes

  • Live sessions
  • Access to class recordings for asynchronous participation
  • Certificate of Completion upon successful course completion


SN Sudharsan

SN Sudharsan is a dedicated researcher specializing in Indic Knowledge Traditions, with a particular focus on Advaita Vedanta, Varkari Sampradaya, and Sanskrit. Currently, he is deeply engaged in extensive research and studies in these fields, having successfully completed over 30 programs in the past 5 years, offered by prestigious institutions such as Chinmaya International Foundation, Samskrita Bharati, and IIT-R.

An accomplished author, he has written an English novel and has translated and provided commentaries for four works of Sant Sri Jnaneshwar Maharaj’s literature.

Beyond his expertise in Indic Knowledge Traditions, he is a self-taught polyglot with exceptional proficiency in six languages: Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi, and English.

With a diverse professional background spanning 20 years, he has excelled in the realms of corporate, academic, and entrepreneurial endeavors, specifically in the domain of human skills development. His educational qualifications encompass linguistics, TESOL, law, and computer science engineering. Notably, Sudharsan is also an accomplished singer and a former AIR artist, having received accolades and performed in numerous concerts and stage programs.

Residing in Pune, he is currently engaged in researching the history and future of Indian sociolinguistics within the context of Sanatana Dharma. His ultimate objective is to distill this knowledge and apply it effectively in the modern world through various mediums such as courses, writings, and talks.