What is Sanatan ?

"Sanatan" is a Sanskrit word that means Eternal (Never Beginning nor Ending) or "Everlasting". 

It is often used to refer to the ancient and timeless spiritual traditions of India, which are also known as "Sanatana Dharma" or the "Eternal Law."

Sanatana Dharma is anadi (without beginning) and also a-paurusheya (without a human founder). It is defined by the quest for cosmic truth, just as the quest for physical truth defines science.

Dharma refers to The Way of Righteousness.

सनातनमेनमहुरुताद्या स्यात पुनण्रव् ( अधर्ववेद Book)

अर्थात – सनातन उसे कहते हैं जो , जो आज भी नवीकृत है ।

‘सनातन’ का अर्थ है – शाश्वत या ‘हमेशा बना रहने वाला’, अर्थात् जिसका न आदि है न अन्त।

Sanatan Dharma, also known as Hinduism, is one of the world's oldest religions, with roots dating back thousands of years. It is a diverse and complex religion with a wide range of beliefs and practices and includes various schools of philosophy, traditions, and sects.

In addition to its religious and philosophical aspects, Sanatan Dharma has also made significant contributions to Indian art, culture, and literature. It is considered to be one of the most influential religions in the world, with followers in India and other parts of the world.

"Ekam Satta Vipraha Bahuda Vadanti" is a Sanskrit phrase from the ancient Hindu scriptures, the Rigveda. It is often translated as "Truth is one, but the wise call it by many names." This phrase highlights the underlying unity of all religions and spiritual traditions, despite their apparent differences in language, rituals, and beliefs. The idea is that different paths can lead to the same ultimate truth, and that diversity is a natural part of the human experience. This principle of unity in diversity is a fundamental aspect of Hinduism, and it has influenced the way in which many Hindus view and interact with people of different faiths. 

Most religions do not encourage questioning everything and believe in a particular book, but the followers of the Sanatan tradition have this opportunity to spread the path of ‘seeking’, path of ‘questioning everything’, the path of ‘knowledge’ (Gyan Yog) to as many people as possible.

Knowledge here does not mean any bookish knowledge.(by capturing data and concepts in your mind through books or videos)

Knowledge is what gives ‘direct experience’. (Knowing)

This path of Knowledge neither rejects God nor believes it until it is experienced directly.

This tradition is about asking more and more questions on everything until the curiosity of the mind subsides and clarity of true knowledge shines within.

And the biggest question is - Who am I?

No book, no person can answer this.

It is the quest to know my true self, to realise who am I really?

Therefore, in this era of the new generation, it is almost certain that this path will reach every corner of the world, the "path of knowledge -Gyan Yog" of Sanatan Hindu tradition. 

Sanatana Dharma is not a single religion, but rather a diverse set of religious and spiritual beliefs and practices that have evolved over thousands of years.

Some of the major religious traditions that are associated with Sanatana Dharma include:

There are also many other smaller religious and spiritual traditions that are associated with Sanatana Dharma, including various sects and sub-traditions within Hinduism, as well as yoga, meditation, and other spiritual practices that are popular around the world today.

21 Principles of Sanatan Dharma

Sanatana Dharma, also known as Hinduism, is a complex and diverse religious and cultural tradition with many different interpretations and schools of thought. However, here are 21 principles that are commonly associated with Sanatana Dharma:

It's worth noting that these principles are not exclusive to Sanatana Dharma and can be found in other religious and philosophical traditions as well.

Foundational understanding of Sanatan Dharma

The Vedas, especially the Upanishads, would eventually form the foundational understanding of Sanatan Dharma and provide direction and purpose in the lives of adherents.

It came to be understood that there was a single entity, Brahman, who not only created existence but was existence itself.

According to Hindu belief, Brahman is the ultimate reality and is beyond human comprehension. Brahman is the source and sustainer of all existence and is manifested in various forms, including the avatars of Brahma (the creator), Vishnu (the preserver) and Shiva (the destroyer), as well as other deities.

The goal of human life, according to Hinduism, is to realize one's true nature as the Atman, which is the individual soul that is a part of Brahman. This realization is achieved through various spiritual practices, such as meditation, self-reflection, and devotion to a particular deity. The performance of dharma, which refers to one's duty or righteous action, is also an important aspect of the path to self-realization.

The cycle of rebirth and death, known as samsara, is seen as a result of karma, which refers to the actions and intentions of an individual. The goal of life is to break free from the cycle of samsara and achieve moksha, which is liberation from the cycle of birth and death. This is achieved through the accumulation of good karma, the performance of dharma, and the realization of the true nature of the self.

Overall, Hinduism provides a framework for understanding the nature of reality, the purpose of life, and the ultimate goal of existence. It emphasizes the importance of self-realization, the performance of duty, and the accumulation of good karma as the means to achieve liberation from the cycle of birth and death.

Source : https://www.worldhistory.org/The_Vedas/

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Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva are three major deities in Hinduism, known as the Trimurti. 


Brahma is the creator God 


Vishnu is the preserver God  


Shiva is the destroyer God 

World Oldest scriptures is Vedas (Out of 4 Vedas,  The Rigveda is oldest, dated 1500 BCE )


Oldest scriptures of Hinduism. 

Vedic Astrology(Jyotish Shastra ) 

Traditional Hindu system of astrology


Upanishads mean applied the knowledgeare.

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