Exploring Hinduism - Divinities and Dharma

Can be taken as a standalone course or as a University Credits Course part of Certificate Program in Hindu Civilization Studies.Click to read more.

HUA Scholarships Available. Read on to know about the Course and learn how to Register and Avail Scholarship.

Dr. D.K.Hari and Dr. D.K.Hema Hari of Bharath Gyan will be once again conducting one of their courses in their popular Exploring Hinduism series under the aegis of the Hindu University of America (HUA).

Coming in this series, this course, titled “Exploring Hinduism – Divinities and Dharma of Hindu Civilization”, will take the explorer on a journey to the beyond to understand the various Divinities that the Hindu civilization has discerned.

Why did they need and discern so many, countless Divinities? Are they really that many?

What do they stand for and why are they represented the way they are?

Are they real, conceptual or historical?

This course in the Exploring Hinduism series will help discern the various Divinities in the Hindu Pantheon and see Hindu thought manifested as Science, Spirituality, Symbolism, Philosophy, Religion, Rituals, Tradition, Art and Culture.It will also throw light on the significant term in Hinduism, called Dharma.

It will help see and understand this pivot around which Hinduism and all other religions born out of India are based and which forms a common thread tying them all together as Dharmic orders of the world.

This course is part of a Certificate Program of the University and 12 credits will be awarded on successful completion of the program. Click here to know more about the Credits and the 8 quarters / 2 year Certificate Program in Hindu Civilizational Studies of which this course is a part.

It can also be taken as a standalone course, in which case, participants will get a Course Completion document with course grade at the end of this course.

Being a credit course, this course can be taken by students to satisfy their academic goals.

For those in active professions, this course will open their minds to a larger perspective of how this civilizational thought had successfully straddled and blended Science, Spirituality, Philosophy, Religion, Industry, Economics, Management, Art and Culture into Family, Professional and Social Life.

It can also be taken by both teenagers, parents and grand parents, together or separately to explore the spirit of Hinduism with an intent to stimulate meaningful conversation about Hinduism between teenagers and their parents.

This series of courses is designed to take discussion and contemplation from beyond the course window, into the portals of home, family and society.

In this course, students will

  1. Discover how religions world over have been born from an understanding of the Process of Creation
  2. Learn about the proccess of Creation as explained in Hindu thought
  3. Discern the Divinities that were born with the Hindu science of Creation
  4. Learn of the 4 corner stones of a Hindu way of living - the 4 Purushartha
  5. Understand why this civilization has therefore also come to be called Sanatana Dharma
  6. Discover when and how this religion came to be called Hinduism and who is a Hindu?
  7. Gain insight from all these, into the ways of worship of the Hindus
  8. Discern religion from philosophy, spirituality and way of living.


The Course has been designed as 10 online sessions of 100 minutes each that go to build up the picture successively.

Course will be covered with 1 online session per week.

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You can register for this course in either standalone mode or as part of the Credit based Certificate Program in Hindu Civilization Studies.

Those who are already into the Certificate program will also have to register to indicate their choice to do this course in this quarter.

You can register for the course in one of the following ways:

  1. REGULAR - If you are from USA and Europe, a click here will take you to HUA website to know more and register for the course.
  2. SCHOLARSHIP - If you are from any of the following countries, you can pay a reduced fee by availing HUA scholarships.
    • Indian Sub continent - Bharat, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, etc.
    • Girmitiya Countries (Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Fiji, Suriname, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, St. Lucia, or other Caribbean Countries)
    • Australia - New Zealand - AsiaPacific regions.

    To avail HUA Scholarship and hence a reduced fee for the course, you will have to apply to the University, after which, you will be given a coupon code that can be used during payment of fees while registering for the course.

  3. WAIVER - If you are from Indian sub-continent and require a full course fee waiver to attend the course, click here to request for Full Course Fee Waiver available for Residents of Indian Subcontinent only through sponsorships by donors.