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Hinduism vs. Christianity. Mai Xee Yang. Visit www.worldofteaching.com For 100’s of free powerpoints. Hinduism. Also known as The Sanatana Dharma Hinduism is a way of life, not a religion. Third most popular religion Believe in one God reincarnated into different forms

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Hinduism vs. Christianity

Mai Xee Yang

Visit www.worldofteaching.com

For 100’s of free powerpoints


  • Also known as The Sanatana Dharma

  • Hinduism is a way of life, not a religion.

  • Third most popular religion

  • Believe in one God reincarnated into different forms

  • Follow The Vedas


  • A Hindu’s goal is to become free from continuous reincarnations.

  • Three ways to end the cycle of reincarnation

    • Be devoted to any of the Hindu God or Goddesses

    • Mediation. Acknowledge life as an illusion and realize that Brahman is the only real thing

    • Dedicate oneself to various religious ceremonies

The Vedas

  • Religious text also called Shruti

  • Arranged into four parts

    • The Samhitas

    • The Brahmanas

    • The Aranyakas

    • The Upanishads

Three Majors Gods

Brahma (Creator)

Vishnu (Preserver)

Shiva (Destroyer)

Three Major Goddess

Saraswati (Knowledge)

Lakshmi (Wealth)

Parvati or Shakti (Power)


Hindus believe in only one God, Brahman, but they worship other reincarnations of Brahman. There are 300,000 different reincarnations of Brahman.

Shiva Vishnu


Hindus celebrate different holidays depending on which God they worship.

Maha Shivarathri






  • The holiest city in India

  • Shiva’s city

  • Heaven touches the Earth

  • Any Hindu who dies here goes straight to Heaven

Kumbh Mela

“Pilgrims plodded for months in heat to get here, worn, poor and hungry but sustained by unwavering faith”

-Mark Twain 1885-


  • “Holy Men”

  • Renounce the world

  • Abstain from sex

  • Cut of family ties

  • No possessions

  • No home

  • Guru


  • Primary religion in England

  • Established after the sixteenth century

  • Believes in one God- Jesus Christ

  • Follows the Bible

Jesus Christ

“I am the light of the world; he who follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

  • Son of God

  • The all-powerful and

    all-knowing Creator

  • Loves us but hates sin

  • God forgives sinners

  • Christians have eternal life


  • Christmas- celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ

  • Mummers

  • Easter- celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ

Church of England

  • Consist of 16,000 churches

  • Divided into two province

    • Canterbury in the South of England

    • York in the North

  • Led by Bishops, but Govern by the General Synod

  • Public center for the community

  • Offers voluntary activities

  • Sunday is a “holy-day”

Women Bishop

The Church of England’s General Synod gave women the right to take up positions in the Church as bishops. –July 2005-


Christianity and Hinduism

  • Believe in only one God

  • Follow a written book

  • Pray

  • Goals: to be one with God


Worship God on Sundays


Believe in only one life


Daily worships


Believe in reincarnation



  • http://www.hindu.dk/english/whatis.htm

  • http://www.santas.net/englishchristmas.htm

  • http://www.christiananswers.net/christmas/home.html

  • http://www.religioustolerance.org/main_day4.htm

  • http://www.ucc.org/children/principle.htm

  • www.karlgrobl.com/Sadhus/

  • http://website.lineone.net/~yogs/saraswati.htm

  • http://www.indiaplaces.com/india-pilgrimages/hinduism.html

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