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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


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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


Hindu gods

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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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.


Hinduism worship

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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