1. Introduction to Sanātana Dharma

1. Introduction to Hinduism - Concepts of Dharma (Dharma Prakaranam). This is the first session of Vedic learning. In this session, we tried to provide a bird eye view of Core Hindu Concepts. The Key concepts which we covered are - Dharma, Karma, Veda, Īśvara, Yajña, Adyātmika and Adidaivika Karma and some associated topics. As the Concepts are very complex and vast in nature, we tried to address the key concepts and in a over simplified way.

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Created by Poorna Nanda Last updated Wed, 19-Aug-2020 English
What will i learn?
  • Basic Understanding of Sanātana Dharma.

Curriculum for this course
15 Lessons 01:05:54 Hours
1 Lessons 00:02:29 Hours
  • Index 00:02:29
  • Hindu and HINDUISM 00:05:50
  • SANĀTANA DHARMA 00:09:30
  • Types of DHARMA - Samānya, Varna-Āshrama and Āpat Dharma 00:11:12
  • Veda and Vedārtha (Purushārtha) – The revealed text, and its purpose 00:09:49
  • Vedic Shāstras – The Hindu Scriptures 00:03:32
  • Īśvara - The Concept of GOD 00:08:38
  • Ādhyatmika and Ādidaivaika – Spirituality and Divinity 00:04:21
  • Karma – The Duties & Responsibilities carried out by an Individual 00:03:18
  • Yajña (Pancha Maha Yajña ) – The Cosmic Obligation & Sacrifice 00:05:03
  • Introduction to Dharma 00:00:00
  • Conclusion 00:02:12
  • Sanskrit Letters
  • Śāstra Pramāṇa
  • Technical Terms with Simple Definitions
  • Capability to understand basic concepts.
  • Students who are interested in specific course, can apply for exclusive session with certification.
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Course Content :

Chapter 1 - HINDU & HINDUISM,


Chapter 3 - Types of DHARMA - Samānya, Varna-Āshrama and Āpat Dharma,

Chapter 4 - Veda & Vedārtha (Purushārtha) – The revealed text, and its purpose,

Chapter 5 - Vedic Shāstras – The Hindu Scriptures,

Chapter 6 – Īśvara - The Concept of GOD,

Chapter 7 - Adhyatmika & Ādidaivaika – Spirituality & Divinity,

Chapter 8 - Karma – The Duties & Responsibilities carried out by an Individual,

Chapter 9 - Yajñ(Pancha Maha Yajñ) – The Cosmic Obligation & Sacrifice

Learning Methodology:

At first Students has to go through the video sessions of all 9 chapters.

The students can also make use of respective Notes and Resources in Downloads. Students can also subscribe for Exclusive and Master learning sessions where direct and interactive classes will be conducted.

Students can take up tests and certifications, and can graduate to next level.

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About the instructor
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Sri Poornananda is a Orthodox Practitioner of Vedic Hinduism. Born in Bangalore to a traditional Brahmin family, he has completed post graduation in Computers, and worked in many organizations. He was also the head of many Manuscript Preservation Projects. From the birth, he is studying and practicing the orthodox Vedic practices, and in recent times working on many projects which will enable technology to simplified learning of Vedic Shastras.

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  • Fri, 27-Mar-2020
    G Madhusudhan Rao
  • Mon, 18-May-2020
  • Wed, 17-Jun-2020
    Very nice basic explanation
  • Mon, 29-Jun-2020
    Shyamal Padmanabhan Sundararajan
  • Thu, 16-Jul-2020
    Shailendra Rana
  • Tue, 21-Jul-2020
    Shrinivas Gaikwad
    Nicely articulated and conveyed in simple understandable language.
  • Thu, 27-Aug-2020
    very nice and the course is very basic
  • Sun, 18-Oct-2020
    Naveen Kumar H
  • Thu, 01-Jul-2021
    Joy Ghosh
  • Fri, 29-Oct-2021
    Poorna Nanda
  • Thu, 20-Jan-2022
    Rajeev Kumar Shrivastava
    Good course
  • Tue, 27-Sep-2022
    Deepak Kumar Panda
  • Sun, 09-Oct-2022
    Latiaya Flowers
  • Thu, 17-Nov-2022
    Σοφία Αντωνοπούλοθ
  • Fri, 31-Mar-2023
  • Thu, 04-May-2023
    Ajay Yadav
    I was thoroughly impressed by the beautifully structured and insightful basic course on Dharma. The course content was presented in a clear, concise, and engaging manner, making it accessible to both beginners and those with prior knowledge of the subject. The course material was well-organized, covering a broad range of topics while maintaining a coherent and cohesive structure throughout. Overall, the course was a wonderful resource for anyone interested in gaining a basic but correct understanding of Dharma and its various facets.
  • Tue, 12-Sep-2023
    Kushwanth N
    Learnt many things in short span. Complex concepts explained in simple terms. Will be completing the rest of all and want to contribute to paravidhya Dhanyosmi Gurus
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