Ancient Civilization

Sanatan Itihas traces its roots to ancient India, where a civilization flourished along the banks of the Indus and Saraswati rivers. This civilization, known as the Indus Valley Civilization, is one of the world’s oldest urban civilizations.
The period of the Vedas, which are among the oldest sacred texts of Sanatani culture, dates back to around 1500 BCE. The Vedas contain hymns, rituals and philosophical teachings that form the foundation of Sanatani spirituality.

Vedic Period

The Vedic period saw the development of early Hinduism, characterized by the composition of the four Vedas – Rigveda, Samaveda, Yajurveda, and Atharvaveda. These texts laid the groundwork for Sanatani rituals, prayers and philosophical concepts.
During this period, the concept of Dharma (righteousness or duty) emerged as a central tenet of Sanatana Dharma, guiding individuals in their social, moral and spiritual obligations.

Epics and Puranas

The Epic period witnessed the composition of two great epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, which are foundational texts of Sanatani literature and philosophy. These epics contain moral and ethical teachings, along with narratives of heroic deeds, Divine Avatars and cosmic battles.
The Puranas, which were written during this period, provide mythological accounts of creation, cosmology and the genealogy of gods and goddesses. They also contain stories of saints, sages, and historical events.

Classical Period

The Classical period saw the emergence of classical Sanskrit literature, including the works of great philosophers, poets, and scholars. Notable texts from this period include the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, and the philosophical systems of Vedanta, Yoga and Samkhya.
The Gupta Empire, which ruled from the 4th to 6th centuries CE, is considered a golden age of Sanatani culture, characterized by advancements in art, architecture, science and literature.

Medieval Period

The Medieval period witnessed the rise and spread of Bhakti movements, which emphasized devotion, love and surrender to the divine. Bhakti saints like Mirabai, Tulsidas and Chaitanya Surdas composed devotional poetry that transcended caste and creed.
The Islamic invasions during this period led to cultural exchanges and syncretism, influencing Sanatani art, music, and architecture. Despite political upheavals, Sanatani culture continued to thrive and adapt.

Colonial and Modern Era

The Colonial period saw the arrival of European powers in India, leading to British colonial rule. The British colonization had a profound impact on Sanatani society, culture and identity, leading to socio-cultural reforms, religious revival movements and nationalist movements.
The struggle for independence culminated in India’s independence in 1947, followed by the partition of India into India and Pakistan. Despite challenges, Sanatani culture has persisted and evolved in the modern era, embracing technological advancements while preserving its spiritual and cultural heritage.

Contemporary Relevance

Today, Sanatan Itihas continues to inspire and guide millions of people worldwide. Sanatani culture encompasses a diverse array of traditions, practices, languages and beliefs, united by a common spiritual ethos and a reverence for the eternal truths of Dharma.
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