From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Swami Harshananda

Sometimes transliterated as: Aryas, Aryas, AAryas

Āryas literally means Cultured People.

The word does not indicate any race. It refers to the cultured and refined people against the Dasyus, the evil ones.


  • The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore