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World Religions Project

Kathy Vuong

on 30 October 2012

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Transcript of Hinduism

Beliefs that the universe goes through never ending cycles of creation, preservation, and dissolution
karma: the law of cause and effect by which each individual creates his own destiny by his thoughts, words, and deeds
the soul re-lives, developing through numerous births until all karma has been moksha and resolved Symbols the Om is a sacred Hindu sound
it is known as one of the greatest mantras
consists of three sounds; a - u - m
mystically embodies the essence of the entire universe
as the most angelic sound, Om is the core of the earth and everything that lives World Religions Project Hinduism the bindi is a dot worn by women on their forehead
traditionally worn by married women
made with the paste of coloured sandalwood, sindoor, or turmeric
symbolizes the third eye in between the eyebrows where attention is focused during meditation Origins no original founder or sacred book
Hinduism developed slowly
began 4,000 years ago in the time of the Indus Valley civilization in Northwest India Geographic Distribution large Hindu communities in Nepal, Middle East, Fiji, Mauritius
worship and live in parts of the world; Africa, North America, Britain, Caribbean, Southeast Asia
over 80% of India's population one of the worlds oldest living religions
followers are called Hindus
religion governs how they eat, live, and view the world
don't call religion "Hinduism" but simply consider it "sanatana dharma"
there is no leader of the Hindus
has the most number of rituals Places of Worship at home
at temples
religious sites Festivals celebrates many festivals
festivals include eating and exchanging gifts
Hindus worship at festivals
Mesha Sankranti Fun Facts Works Cited Hindu By Ganeri, Anita - Children's Press 1996
The Hindu World By Bahree, Patricia - Silver Burdett Co. 1982
http://www.himalayanacademy.com/ - Kauai's Hindu Monastery
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/hinduism/worship/worship.shtml - BBC - Religions - Hinduism: Worship
http://www.religionfacts.com/hinduism/symbols.htm - Hindu Symbols - ReligionFacts
Rituals for personal benefits, environment, society, world peace
16 samskaras include the garbhadhana, vidyarambha, vivaha
Puja (pooja) meaning worship By Danika, Melissa, and Kathy
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