Citations for Sanātana Dharma

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Jammalamadaka Suryanarayana

Sometimes transliterated as: Sanatana Dharma, Sanatan Dharm

The word Sanātana Dharma[1] is normally used to refer to the protocols that were denoted to an individual to lead one's life. These regulations were the way of life that originated and existed for many ages in the Bhārata varṣa. Hence one can infer to Sanātana Dharma as a particular word to refer to the religion or the way of life.


  1. It is also called as Sva dharma, Veda dharma, Veda matam.