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05:39 Jun 5, 2001
English to Hindi translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: Hinduism

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na"Hindu dharma" or "sanatan dharma"dawman
naHindu Dharma
Roomy Naqvy



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Hindu Dharma

If you want to translate 'Hinduism' into Hindi from English, you would call it 'Hindu Dharma'.

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Roomy F Naqvy

Roomy Naqvy
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Ritu Bhanot: Correct
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"Hindu dharma" or "sanatan dharma"

Hinduism is generally translated as "Hindu Dharma", but I would like to also propose "Sanatan Dharma".

In general conversation, the word "Dharma" is used to mean religion, but it means much more than that.
The word Dharma is derived from the root DHR- to hold- and its etymological meaning is ‘that which holds’ this world, or the people of the world, or the whole creation from the microcosm to the macrocosm.

There is no proper equivalent word in English for the Sanskrit term Dharma. Thus Dharma is defined often as the principle of holiness.

"Sanantan" means forever, and in any theological discussion, it would be appropriate to use "sanatan dharma" rather than "hindu dharma".

Hope that helps!

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Hindutva becomes Hinduism while Hindu religion becomes Hindu Dharm

Local time: 07:06

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Roomy Naqvy: Patently incorrect. Hindutva is Hindu right-wing nationalism and has nothing to do with Hinduism as a religion.
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