Lets talk about Sanātana Dharma

Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Sanātana Dharma: A Glimpse into its Diverse Traditions.

9/5/20232 min read

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Understanding Sanātana Dharma

Now, let's delve into the fascinating world of Sanātana Dharma, one of the world's oldest religions, originating in India and Nepal. With over 900 million followers, it stands as the third-largest religion globally, often referred to as "Hinduism."

The term "Hindu" finds its roots in the Sanskrit word "sindhu," which initially described the people of northwest India. It was later used to distinguish those who practiced a religion other than Islam or Christianity in the 15th century.

Hinduism is not a single religion but a term encompassing diverse philosophies and traditions native to the Indian subcontinent. It has no specific founder or point of origin, as Hindus believe that their tradition and truths are timeless.

The Origins of Hinduism

The history of Hinduism is closely tied to political developments and is often divided into periods:

1. The Indus Valley Period (before 2000 BCE)

2. The Vedic Period (1500 – 500 BCE)

3. The Classical Age (500 BCE – 500 CE)

4. Medieval Period (500 – 1500 CE)

5. Pre-Modern Period (1500 – 1757 CE)

6. British Period (1757 – 1947 CE)

7. The Independent Period (1947 CE – present)

Beliefs & Sects

Hinduism lacks a central organized authority and encompasses numerous sects and traditions. Four major sects, Vaishnavism, Shaivism, Shaktism, and Smartism, differ primarily in the god worshipped as the Supreme One.

Deities in Hinduism vary widely, with some Hindus believing in a single Supreme Absolute called Brahman, while others may worship multiple gods and goddesses, such as Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, and more.


Hinduism's sacred texts, collectively known as Sanatana Dharma, comprise a collection of spiritual truths and laws passed down through generations and eventually written in Sanskrit. Prominent scriptures include the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, Vedas, and epic tales like the Ramayana and Mahabharata.


Key foundational doctrines in Hinduism include samsara (the cycle of rebirth) and karma (the law of cause and effect), which suggest that thoughts and actions influence one's future lives.

Five Principles & Ten Disciplines

Hinduism embodies five key principles or strands, including the belief in one absolute deity, the divinity of all humans, the pursuit of unity through love, respect for other faiths, and dedication to knowledge.

Ten disciplines, such as truth, non-violence, celibacy, and perseverance, contribute to the practice of dharma, the universal law that sustains society.

In conclusion, Hinduism is a complex and diverse religion with a rich tapestry of traditions, beliefs, and practices. If you're interested in exploring the culture and spirituality of Garhwal, Uttarakhand, we encourage you to visit us at Condolence Tours. However, please be aware that we will be closing reservations in a few days, and smooth operations may not be guaranteed afterward. Additionally, prices may increase in the future. Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy private access to our prime location and community resources. We look forward to welcoming you to this enchanting region.