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Core Texts and Concepts of Sanatana Dharma

Core Texts and Concepts of Sanatana Dharma

The INDICA Course offers a comprehensive introductory exploration of the meta-level knowledge encompassing the core texts and concepts of Sanatana Dharma (Hinduism), as transmitted through the guru parampara lineage. Through this course, participants shall gain a holistic understanding of the essential teachings and principles that form the foundation of Sanatana Dharma.


*The Course may not be offered if the number of registrations is less than 15.

15 Hours
Date & Time

15 July 2023 - 16 September 2023

6:00 PM IST-7:30 PM IST

Every Saturday


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



The course offers a comprehensive introduction for those who are on a journey to attain Dharmic knowledge and Self-Realization. Its primary objective is to dispel common misconceptions about the fundamental texts and concepts of Sanatana Dharma. The sessions will provide an overview of the texts, including their origins, transmission, and meta information, while also exploring different interpretations within the Vedas, particularly the various schools of thought in Vedanta. Ultimately, the course concludes by delving into the essence of Dharma and discussing how each individual can contribute to the preservation and promotion of this timeless wisdom.

Course Objectives

The primary aim of this course is to provide an overarching understanding of the fundamental concepts and texts of Sanatana Dharma. It is specifically designed to assist seekers in initiating their path towards Self-Realization, which ultimately leads to a profound awakening of their civilization.

Course Outcomes

Through this course, learners will gain a strong foundational understanding of the essential texts and concepts of Sanatana Dharma. Additionally, they will acquire a valuable vocabulary that enables them to effectively articulate the Dharmic narrative, drawing insights from the teachings of esteemed gurus and scholars of Sanatana Dharma.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction – Misconceptions and Prelude
  • Origins and Transmission
  • Vedic Terminologies
  • Vedas – Rig, Yajur, Sama, Atharva and the science embedded in them, namely the Upavedas and Vedangas
  • Upanishad
  • Darshanas – core concepts of Sanatana Dharma, presented in a comparative manner
  • Schools of Thought in Vedanta
  • Dharma – what you can do about this treasure trove

Course includes

  • Live sessions
  • Access to class recordings (for asynchronous participation)
  • Certificate of 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 20 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 19 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.