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Hindu Holy Books. To describe what the main books in Hinduism are about To give examples of Hindu teachings from the holy books To reflect on which book has the most to teach. What sort of things would you expect to find in the Hindu Holy Books ?.

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Hindu holy books

Hindu Holy Books

To describe what the main books in Hinduism are about

To give examples of Hindu teachings from the holy books

To reflect on which book has the most to teach

What sort of things would you expect to find in the Hindu Holy Books ?


Epic poems tales of great deeds eg the ramayana

Can you match the Holy Book to what it is about, from its meaning (in brackets) ?

**Which of these do you think were written down? Which were passed on as stories orally first ?

Epic poems (=tales of great deeds)eg the Ramayana

The Vedas

(=the knowledge)

The Vedas

(=the handbook)

  • Stories about the gods

The Upanishads

(=sitting and listening)

The Upanishads

(=listen and learn)

  • rules & instructions about how to worship the gods

Epic poems (=tales of great deeds)

  • Teachings about how to live


Hindu holy books

The Vedas

(=the handbook)

The Upanishads

(=listen & learn)

Epic poems (=tales of great deeds)

  • YOUR TASK

    • Answer the questions for your text

    • Teach your partner about your book

    • Write your conclusion:

      • Which holy book would you be most likely to read? Which would you be least likely to read? Explain why.


Which of the teachers did you enjoy learning from the most why

The Vedas

(=the knowledge)

The Upanishads

(=sitting and listening)

Epic poems (=tales of great deeds)eg the Ramayana

Eg Mahabharata

Which of the teachers did you enjoy learning from the most? Why?

Which of the 3 books did you find most interesting to learn about ?


Hindu holy books

The Vedas

(=the handbook)

  • Is this anything like the Bible?

The Upanishads

(=listen & learn)

Epic poems (=tales of great deeds)


The story of arjuna s concentration

The Story of Arjuna’s Concentration

  • Which holy book would you expect to find this story in?

  • Draw a picture of what was happening.

  • Explain underneath what it is teaching you.


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