Hinduism: The Sanatan Sanstha Way


Hinduism: The Sanatan Sanstha Way

Illustration: Namaah/ Arré


he Sanatan Sanstha, founded in 1990 by Jayant Balaji Athavale, is an organisation that believes spirituality is a science. Its stated aim is rekindling “dharma” in our society and protecting the seekers of the path of righteousness. Also, ensuring India remains a Hindu Rashtra, by ensuring people follow their brand of Hinduism. A noble vision, indeed.

Five members of the organisation have now been linked to the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh, two of whom have also been named in the murders of rationalists Narendra Dabholkar, Govind Pansare, and M M Kalburgi. Apparently being accused of murder is one of the best ways to be a true Hindu.