Hindu Priesthood

There is a great need for priests from all Eastern Spiritual Traditions in the west. Hindu temples and societies also need such services for their members. To this end, Hindu University, a seminary for Hindus serving in the community at large, has developed a certification course in Hindu Priesthood. This certification requires 4 courses which can be completed in 24 months. The credits earned (12 credits) can be transferred to masters’ program which requires 30 credits.

All the courses in this certification are taught online using our Litmos Course Management System which provides a full virtual class experience. All courses are practical and require class participation and online submission of video assignments. Tradition specific training will be provided under the guidance   of   the   qualified instructors   in traditional systems. The specific  requirements of the training would be decided by the instructors depending upon the student’s abilities.

 Degree Level Certificate HUA Diploma Adv. Diploma Masters
 Credit   Requirement 9 18 30 30

HDN 5101 Saṃskāras :  3 credits
The major Hindu saṃskāras as per the select traditions (Sampradāyas) are discussed in theory and practice.

HDN 5102 Festivals and Pūjās: 3 credits
The major Hindu festivals and pūjās as per the select traditions (Sampradāyas) discussed in theory and practice.

HDN 5103 Rituals in Different sects (Sampradāyas): 3 credits
Major Hindu Rituals in different traditions (Sampradāyas) as per the select specializations are discussed in depth of theory and practice to bring out the similarities and differences in various sects of Hindu traditions.

HDN 5104 Field Practice: 3 credits
The field practice involves actual apprenticeship in an operating temple. The practice includes the major Hindu
Saṃskāras, Festivals and Pūjās, Rituals in different traditions (Sampradāyas), in their aspects of practical observance in the contemporary society. This is an integration of the theory and the practical components of the entire course for societal application.

*The courses will be offered based on sufficient number of student registered.

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Hinduism Quotes

“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”

“Feel nothing, know nothing, do nothing, have nothing, give up all to God, and say utterly, ‘Thy will be done.’ We only dream this bondage. Wake up and let it go.”

Swami Vivekananda

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