Sanatanadharma, Sanātanadharma, Sanatana-dharma: 2 definitions

Introduction

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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

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