What is the meaning of “Dharma” ?
In the Engish language, there is no single word which describes the true and complete meaning of Dharma, although it is usually translated as religion. Dharma comes from the Sanskrit word “Dhr” which literally means to hold or to sustain. Virtues, beliefs, moral obligations, ethical laws, codes of behaviour, traditions and righteous actions that sustain human life in peace and harmony are all aspects of Dharma.
This Q/A was taken from the book Hinduism: Myth and Reality written by Ajit Adhopia and published by Inderlekh Publication.