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Hinduism . Hinduism . Hinduism : The largest religion in India today. Hindus believe in many gods or polytheism. The three main Hindu gods are: Brahma: The creator Siva: The destroyer Vishnu: The preserver. Hindu gods. Brahma: Creator of the universe

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Hinduism
  • Hinduism: The largest religion in India today.
  • Hindus believe in many gods or polytheism.
  • The three main Hindu gods are:
    • Brahma: The creator
    • Siva: The destroyer
    • Vishnu: The preserver
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Hindu gods
  • Brahma: Creator of the universe
  • He is the least worshiped god in Hinduism today.
  • He is seen with four heads that represent the four Vedas.
  • He also has four arms and a
  • beard.
  • He is married to Saraswati
  • the goddess of knowledge.
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Hindu gods cont…
  • Vishnu: Preserver and protector of the universe.
  • His job is to restore the balance of good and evil.
  • He is seen with a human body with blue colored skin and four arms.
  • His hands always have four objects in them which are the four things he is responsible for.
            • Conch: ‘Ommm’ sound represents the sound of creation
            • Lotus flower: existence
            • Mace (club): mental and physical strength
            • Chakra: mind
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Hindu gods cont…
  • Shiva: the destroyer
  • Hindu’s don’t see his job as a bad thing. He restores balance
  • Shiva has a third eye that represents wisdom and insight.
  • He is often seen in the yoga

position or dancing.

  • He is depicted with a blue

face and throat.

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Hindu gods cont…
  • He wears a cobra necklace that represents his power. Some say the cobra represents reincarnation as well.
  • Shiva’s wife is called Parvati.

She is the goddess of love and

devotion.

  • Shiva has two sons Ganesh

and Karhkeya

  • Ganesh has the head of an

elephant.

Listen as I read the story of Ganesh.

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Hinduism & Worship
  • Hindu people worship at a temple or at home
  • At the center of worship are statues of the god that the temple is built for.
  • People bring

Offerings of flowers,

body oils, food or

incense.

  • People usually only

go to temples on

religious holidays.

hinduism today
Hinduism Today
  • It is the third largest religion in the world. Approximately 900 million people follow the beliefs and customs of Hinduism. (nhsf.org)
  • Hindus believe in reincarnation or the idea that souls are re-born many times.
  • Karma is the effects that good or bad actions have on a person’s soul. Hindu’s believe that a person with bad karma will be re-born into a lower caste.
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Hinduism
  • Most people have a ‘puja room’ or a room with a shrine to the god they worship.
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