Exploring Hinduism - Divinities and Dharma

Can be taken as a standalone course or as part of a University Certificate Program.

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

8th Oct to 10th Dec 2022
On Saturdays
For India
8:30PM to 10:00PM IST (upto 29th Oct, 2022)
9:30PM to 11:00PM IST (from 5th Nov, 2022)

For Europe
5:00PM to 6:30PM CET (upto 29th Oct, 2022)
4:00PM to 5:30PM CET (from 5th Nov, 2022)

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST

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 open to all - with or without Indian or Hindu roots, wherever they may be in the world.

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

For those in active professions, this course will open their minds to a larger perspective of existence and will help them tread a balanced path with a sense of righteousness.

This course is also open to teens with their friends, parents as well as grandparents, either together or separately, to take discussion and contemplation from beyond the course window, into the portals of home, family and society.

This course is part of a Certificate Program of the University and credits will be awarded on completion of the program. Click here to know more about the Certificate Program.

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

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 spanning across 10 weeks.

Watch Recording of a Webinar on the Course

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HUA Scholarships are available for those from Indian Sub continent - Bharat, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Myanmar, Afghanistan, etc. as well as from Girmitiya Countries (Mauritius, Seychelles, South Africa, Fiji, Suriname, Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, St. Lucia, or other Caribbean Countries). Check if you are eligible. Click here to know if you qualify for HUA Scholarship and if so, to get the Coupon Code which can be used while registering on the HUA Course registration page.

A click here will take you to HUA website to know more and register for the course.

To request for Full Course Fee Waiver available for Residents of Indian Subcontinent, Click Here.