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Introduction to Sanatana Dharma

Introduction to Sanatana Dharma

What we commonly refer to as ‘Hinduism’ in the present era, has been traditionally referred to as ‘Sanatana Dharma’ or ‘the eternal Dharma’.

This Indica Course is an introduction to Sanatana Dharma, curated as a beginner’s guide for learners to become aware of the expanse of this faith, culture, knowledge systems and civilization.

15 Hours
Date & Time

22 November 2022 - 7 March 2023

7:00 PM -8:00 PM IST

Every Tuesday


Course Fee: ₹3500
Enrollment Manual
Medium of Instruction
One year from the beginning of the course
Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal
Contact Details



What has traditionally been referred to as Sanatana Dharma or the eternal Dharma, is commonly referred to as Hinduism. Why then is it called Hinduism? How far can we trace its origin to?

Hinduism ecompasses various aspects – be it the Vedas, Agamas, Tantras, Karma, Bhakti, Jnana, rituals, rites, temples, devotion, meditation, yoga, Vedānta, worship of various deities, festivals and so on. How are all these related and what all does Sanātana Dharma comprise of?

What is it and what is it not?

Know more about these questions in this course on Introduction to Sanatana Dharma.

Course Objectives

  • Understand the terms related to Sanatana Dharma e.g., Vedas, Dharma etc.
  • Understand the various constituents of Sanatana Dharma
  • Understand the structure and relationship of these constituents

Course Syllabus

  • What is Sanatana Dharma? Why is it called Hinduism?
  • Vedas & its constituents
  • Vedāṅgas, Upavedas & their significance
  • Smriti literature, Concept of Puruśārtha
  • Varṇāśrama dharma
  • Darśanas or schools of Indian philosophy & their significance
  • Itihasa & Purana
  • Agamas
  • Temples, Bhakti movement
  • Tantra, Mantra and Yantra
  • Other miscellaneous topics

Course Outcome

The participant is expected to get a bird’s eye view of Sanatana Dharma.

Watch this video for a detailed course overview




Subramanian C

An electrical engineer by qualification and a postgraduate in management from IIM Lucknow, Shri Subramanian C (commonly referred to as Subbu), hails from a family of Samavedic scholars. With an experience of more than 13 years in management consulting, he is currently working as the Director of Strategy for a leading MNC in India. He has several papers and articles to his credit published in various national and international journals as well as presentations in various conferences & seminars.

He has been a visiting faculty of Vedanta, Itihasa, Puranas and Bhakti in the University of Mumbai, from where he has done his M.A. in Sanskrit (Specialization in Vedanta) and Diploma in Manuscriptology. He has formally studied Veda chanting for 8 years and is currently pursuing his doctoral studies on ‘Indic perspectives for modern leadership’ from Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth. Subbu is also trained in Carnatic Music, having begun his formal training at the age of 13. His YouTube channel called ‘Subbu’s corner’ comprises of sessions aimed at increasing awareness of our great Indic tradition and knowledge.