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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’ i.e., ‘the eternal Dharma’.

This Indica Course is an introduction to Sanatana Dharma- a beginner’s guide intended to make the participants aware of the expanse of this faith, culture, knowledge systems and civilization.

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COHORT COURSE*

*The Course will be offered in the self-paced model if the number of registrations is less than 15.

Duration
15 Hours
Date & Time

1 November 2022 - 7 February 2023

7:00 PM -8:00 PM IST

Every Tuesday

Price

Course Fee: $50
Medium of Instruction
English
Validity
One year from the beginning of the course
Delivery
Online through Indica Courses Learning Portal
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Introduction

What we commonly refer today as ‘Hinduism’ is traditionally referred to as ‘Sanatana Dharma’ i.e., ‘the eternal Dharma’. Why then was it called Hinduism? How far back can we trace its origin to?

Today, there are so many aspects we speak of under the umbrella of Hinduism – 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 it is and what is it not?

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

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

Expected Outcomes

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

Syllabus (tentative)

  • 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

 

*Please note that if the number of registrations is less than 15, this Indica Course will be offered in the self-paced mode. The change of format shall be notified through email. Learners will also be notified when pre-recorded lectures are available for their perusal on the learning portal. There will no change in the course fee. Learners not interested in pursuing the self-paced format can either request for a transfer into any existing or upcoming course or a credit voucher redeemable in future for another course.

Faculty
teacher

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.

$50 (+ 3.5% online fee)