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Hindu Religion Studies Program Overview


Introduction to the Hindu Religion Studies Program

Have you ever wondered about the ancient civilization that still exists and inspires the world with its wisdom? Hinduism—an integral approach to life, gifted by the ancient seers of India. The wisdom attained through arduous spiritual austerities was given to humanity by the ancient Indian sages. Their perspective towards life is based on eternal values such as truth and dharma, revered as “Sanatana Dharma” or the eternal dharma. Join the Online Hindu Studies Certification program to gain a deeper understanding of Hindu Religion.

About Hinduism Certificate Course

Hinduism laid the foundation for many great philosophies and spiritual traditions. It is a culture that celebrates diversity and is rich with traditions, celebrations, rituals, art forms, and literature. The Hindu Culture Certificate Course provides an opportunity to look comprehensively into the wisdom of the great ancient sages by familiarizing you with traditions, history, literature, and philosophies. Here we introduce these various aspects of Hinduism and enable you to gain a better understanding of this culture.

By the end of the course you will

On completing the Hindu Culture Certificate Course, a student will get a comprehensive view of Hinduism, one of the major religions of the world. She/he will be aware of the main texts, history, traditions, and philosophical schools of Hinduism. She/he will be able to use ancient spiritual and philosophical wisdom in personal and social realms.

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      Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

      Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri is the Vice-Chairman of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math and President of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham (Amrita University). He is the head disciple of renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader Amma, Satguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. He has been living in Amritapuri Ashram since its inception in the late 1970s. He holds a Master’s in Philosophy and is a renowned author.

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      Swami Sankaraamritananda Puri

      Swami Sankaramritananda Puri is a senior disciple of Satguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. He is an Ayurvedic physician by profession with an MD in Kayachikitsa. He currently serves as a professor in the Department of Kayachikitsa and is the dean of the Amrita School of Ayurveda, Amritapuri. Besides Ayurveda, his main areas of interest are the Bhagavad Gita, Lalitasahasranama, and Soundaryalahari.

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      Swami Amritageetananda Puri

      Swami Amritageetananda Puri is one of the senior sannyasi disciples of Satguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. He joined Mata Amritanandamayi Math in 1986. Swami learned the Indian Scriptures – Vedanta Shastra before joining the Ashram and taught Vedanta classes for the Ashram residents till 2004. He has been serving as the head of Mata Amritanandamayi Math in Bangalore for the past 17 years and continues to lead to this day.

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      Dr Kapil Kapoor

      Dr. Kapil Kapoor is an Indian scholar of linguistics and literature. He serves on the executive council of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, the High-Level Committee IKS, and the PM’s 75th year Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav Committee, all within the Ministry of Education of India. He also serves as the National Archives’ Indian Historical Records Committee’s editing committee chairperson. He formerly served as the Chairman and Chancellor at IIAS and MHRD. He was a Professor of several linguistic subjects like English and Sanskrit at JNU and was a visiting professor at the Irish Academy of Cultural Heritage.

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      Swami Atmananda Puri

      Swami Atmananda Puri, a sannyasi disciple of Satguru Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, He started conducting spiritual retreats twenty years ago, in Europe, in the years 2000 and 2001. From 2011 onwards, Swami began his visits to Australia and New Zealand. Later from 2018 onwards, he has been traveling to Singapore and Mauritius too. The main focus of these programs is spiritual talks and meditation retreats. Today, he has over two decades of experience guiding students in meditation and leading spiritual retreats.

      Br. Atmaprakasha Chaitanya

      Br. Atmaprakasha Chaitanya

      Brahmachari Atmaprakasha Chaitanya joined Mata Amritanandamayi Math in 1995. His graduation is in mechanical engineering from Banglore University. He is coordinating many spiritual and cultural shows on Amrita television, such as Amritavarsham, Ammayodoppam, Sandhyadeepam, and Amrita Ganga. He has learned Hindu scriptures from various traditional acharyas. He also gives scripture classes and conducts spiritual retreats for international devotees.

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      Dr. Rani Sadasiva Murthy Chaitanya

      Dr. Rani Sadasiva Murty is presently a professor in the Department of Sahitya, Rashtriya Sanskrit Vidyapeetha, Tirupati. He is a recipient of the Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award 2016 for the year 2017. He directed a Sanskrit film, Hidimba Bhimasenam, in 2011. As the project coordinator, he produced the electronic text of the Vyasa Mahabharata with hyperlinks consisting of 1 lakh 10 thousand slokas with 18 search parameters.

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      Sri Aravindan Neelakandan

      Sri Aravindan Neelakandan is a Researcher and Author with a deep focus on Indian culture and the philosophy of science. He is the co-author of the best-selling work, ‘Breaking India – Western Interventions in Dravidian and Dalit Faultlines’. He has also authored ‘Hindutva: Origin, evolution & future’ and other books in Tamil that explore culture, history etc.

      Hindu Religion Studies Program Structure

      Course 1 – Introduction to Hindu Studies Certificate Program – 3 credits

      Introduction to Hinduism, Definition, Synonyms and Etymology, History of Hinduism, Hindu worldview, Dharma, Rta, and fundamental concepts, Creation and creator, Purusharthas, Karma, Janma and Samsara

      Course 2 – Hindu Literature I for Online Hindu Studies Certification – 3 credits

      Introduction to Vedas, Vedic literature, Dharmasastras, Purpose and nature of Puranas and Itihasas, Puranas and Upapuranas, Introduction to itihasas

      Course 3 – Indian Philosophical Systems – 3 credits

      Introduction, Shaddarshanas, Vedantas introduction, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, Ajivaka, Charvaka, Tribal cultures.

      Course 4 – Hinduism: Cultural and Social Aspects – 3 credits

      Varnashrama Dharma and social aspects, Hinduism across the world, Interaction with modern science. Celebrate the diversity and pursue your Hindu culture Certificate Course.

      Amrita Ahead World Class Faculty

      Certificate Program In Hindu Studies
      Brahmachari Achyutāmṛta Chaitanya, PhD.

      Principal, Amrita School of Spiritual and Cultural Studies

      Certificate Program In Hindu Studies
      Dr. Harikrishnan V. P.

      Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Spiritual and Cultural Studies

      Certificate Program In Hindu Studies
      Sivanandan D. S.

      Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Spiritual and Cultural Studies

      Certificate Program In Hindu Studies
      Rupesh Kalesan

      Assistant Professor, Amrita School of Spiritual and Cultural Studies

      Certificate Program In Hindu Studies
      Sooraj Rajendran

      Faculty Associate, Amrita School of Spiritual and Cultural Studies

      Certificate Program In Hindu Studies
      Harikrishnan Venugopal

      Faculty Associate, Amrita School of Spiritual and Cultural Studies

      Certificate Program In Hindu Studies
      Sooraj Subrahmanyan

      Faculty Associate, Amrita School of Spiritual and Cultural Studies

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      The National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), Government of India accredited our University with the topmost ‘A++’ grade. The Schools under the aegis of Amrita University have over 108 programmes in disciplines as diverse as Biotechnology, Engineering, Management, Medicine, Dentistry, Ayurveda, Pharmacy, Nanotechnology, Communication, Arts & Science and Education, providing our students with outstanding training in our several campuses across multiple states. Needless to add, this multi-disciplinary character of our University facilitates a laudable synergy within our midst greatly enabling us all to derive maximum benefit from the expertise of each other. The Amrita AHEAD programs are WES-accredited in the United States and Canada.
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      Hinduism Certificate Course is For Whom?
      1. Anyone who wants to explore Hinduism or gain a comprehensive knowledge of Sanatana Dharma.
      2. Teachers and students of Indian culture and civilization.
      3. Any Sanatana Dharma enthusiast who wants to imbibe this culture.
      What are the benefits of enrolling into the Hindu Religion Course Program?
      1. Familiarize yourself with Hinduism – its culture, philosophy and life perspectives.
      2. Begin your approach to the various schools of thought in Hinduism.
      3. Get hands-on experience in the practical aspects of Hinduism.
      If we are unable to attend the live class can we get access to the sessions later ?

      All course materials, including video, reading materials, and recordings of the live sessions, will be available until successful completion of the course, or a maximum of 3 years.

      Will the course materials for Hindu Studies Certificate Program be provided?


      Will the sessions be uploaded on any platform after the session?

      Recordings will be provided.

      Does admission to the course mean perpetual access to the Hinduism Certificate course contents?

      No. Course contents will be available in the enrolled term

      Do I get a certificate upon successful completion of the course?

      Yes. A formal diploma certificate from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham will be awarded upon successful completion. If the student discontinues after a trimester, they will earn a certificate for the trimester.

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