Sanatanadharma, Sanātanadharma, Sanatana-dharma: 4 definitions


Sanatanadharma means something in Hinduism, Sanskrit. If you want to know the exact meaning, history, etymology or English translation of this term then check out the descriptions on this page. Add your comment or reference to a book if you want to contribute to this summary article.

In Hinduism

Purana and Itihasa (epic history)

[«previous next»] — Sanatanadharma in Purana glossary
Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: The Purana Index

Sanātanadharma (सनातनधर्म).—The eternal dharma of all1 comprises being faithful, not being covetous, tapas, pity to creatures, control, celibacy, truth, anukrośa, patience and courage.2

  • 1) Vāyu-purāṇa 57. 116.
  • 2) Brahmāṇḍa-purāṇa II. 30. 37-38; Matsya-purāṇa 143. 32.
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The Purana (पुराण, purāṇas) refers to Sanskrit literature preserving ancient India’s vast cultural history, including historical legends, religious ceremonies, various arts and sciences. The eighteen mahapuranas total over 400,000 shlokas (metrical couplets) and date to at least several centuries BCE.

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General definition (in Hinduism)

[«previous next»] — Sanatanadharma in Hinduism glossary
Source: Shodhganga: The significance of the mūla-beras

Sanātana-dharma refers to the “Indian ethos” which is founded on the or eternal values of the country. The Hindu philosophy reveals the spirit of the principles of sanātana-dharma. The whole world around us has been conceived as part and parcel of the Divine. Hence, every aspect of creation could be viewed with great and noble qualities attributed to them. Such an approach to nature helps humans to learn values of life from nature and to draw lessons of dharma from every object around them

Languages of India and abroad

Kannada-English dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sanatanadharma in Kannada glossary
Source: Alar: Kannada-English corpus

Sanātanadharma (ಸನಾತನಧರ್ಮ):—[noun] the entire system of finding the truth, resulting in and inclusive of different ways and different philosophies, that has been prevalent in India since pre-vedic period.

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Kannada is a Dravidian language (as opposed to the Indo-European language family) mainly spoken in the southwestern region of India.

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Nepali dictionary

[«previous next»] — Sanatanadharma in Nepali glossary
Source: unoes: Nepali-English Dictionary

Sanātana-dharma (सनातन-धर्म):—n. 1. religious and cultural practice coming down from forefather; 2. the eternal religion; the eternal function of the soul; Hinduism;

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Nepali is the primary language of the Nepalese people counting almost 20 million native speakers. The country of Nepal is situated in the Himalaya mountain range to the north of India.

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