Different from other Religions It does not have : • a single founder, • a specific theological system, • a single concept of deity, • a single holy text, • a single system of morality, • a central religious authority, • the concept of a prophet.
About Hinduism • Hinduism is the world’s third most popular religion. Hinduism has more than one billion followers across the world. • It was originated in North India, about 4500 years ago, near the river Indus, from which the name India comes. • It has no known founder.
Hinduism • Hinduism is generally regarded as the world's oldest organized religion. • It consists of "thousands of different religious groups that have evolved in India since 1500 BCE." • Because of the wide variety of Hindu traditions, freedom of belief and practice are notable features of Hinduism.
Few facts hxs Holy books: Ramayana, Mahabharata , Bhagavad Gita etc Religious leader’s name: Shankacharya Holy Place: Varanasi , Tirupati , Sabrimala, Madurai and lot of other places. Languages: Hindi and 17 other regional languages Gods : VISHNU, BRAHMA, SHIVA and lot of other god and goddess. Currently Practiced : India, Nepal, USA, UK, Canada, Mauritius, Countries of west Indies, Guinea etc.
CREATION STORY The earth was dark and nobody lived on it or knew about it. Then one day it started to rain ,in that rain there was one drop from which lord VISHNU grew. He then created Lord Brahma and ordered him to create the heavens, the skies and all kinds of life. Lord Brahma also created mountains, hills, trees, etc. This is how the world was created…..
LORD VISHNU Vishnu is the Supreme God of Hinduism. Lord Vishnu is one who supports, preserves, sustains and governs the universe and originates and develops all elements within. Though he is usually depicted as blue, some other depictions of Vishnu exist as green-bodied.
LORD BRAHMA Brahmā is the Hindu god of creation. He is the father of Manu, and from Manu all human beings are descended.
LORD SHIVA Shiva means "The Auspicious One" also known as Mahadeva, Mahesh ("Great God") Shiva is regarded as one of the primary forms of God. He is considered as "the Destroyer" or "the Transformer“ among the TRIMURTI, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. Shiva is also regarded as the patron god of YOGA and ARTS.
LORD GANESHA Ganesha,, also known as Ganapati and Vinayaka is a widely worshipped DEITY of Hinduism. Although he is known by many attributes, Ganesha's ELEPHANT head makes him easy to identify. He is considered as the god of beginnings, he is honoured at the start of rituals and ceremonies. Ganesha is son of Lord Shiva.
LORD KRISHNA As per Hindu mythology lord Vishu had 10 incarnations. These ten incarnations were to save the earth and Humans from evil. One of the most famous incarnation of Lord Vishnu is Lord Krishna. His childhood stories are famous all over the world. Lord Krishna even played most important role in the battle of MAHABHARATA.
Deepawali • Most celebrated festival of Hinduism. • Festival of Lights. • Lord Rama Returned to his Home town ( Ayodhaya) on this day.,after killing RAVANA.
HOLI • Holi is a harvest festival. • People apply colour on each other.