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Chapter1 - The Eternal Religion

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Hindu Books > Introduction And References > What Every Hindu Ought To Know > Chapter1 - The Eternal Religion


The correct name of Hinduism is Sanatana Dharma, The Eternal Religion. Being based on the Vedas and practised by the ancient Aryan race, it is also called the Vaidika Dharma. The Vedic Religion and the Arya Dharma, The Religion of the Aryans. As regards the origin and evolution of the word Hindu, Swami Vivekananda says :

"This word Hindu was the name that the ancient Persians used to apply to the river Sindhu. 

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