Where Did the Name ‘Hinduism’ Come From and What Does it Mean?




Where did Hinduism originate and what is the meaning of Hinduism? Thank you.

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There indeed is a more appropriate name for Hinduism which is Sanatana Dharma, or ‘ever-lasting law.’ The term ‘Hinduism’ comes from the days when Persian and central Asian warriors invaded India’s stretch of land that lay beyond the Sindhu River. This mispronunciation of the Sindhu River is actually incorrect but has since stuck in the vernacular of non-Indian speech.

The only time that a person from India will refer to his or her religion as ‘Hindu’ is to clarify for a westerner. In no sacred texts or parts of India is the word ‘Hindu’ actually used. The Sanskrit name for the Indus River is Sindhu.

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Many thanks for reply!

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