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Bridie Hayes

on 23 May 2013

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By Millie, Niamh, Bridie, Francesca and Ellie Facts Festivals Hinduism Gods There are three main Hindu Gods called Vishnu, Shiva and Brahma. Together they are called the Trimurti. Vishnu is worshipped under several different names. This is because of his different appearances. Hindus believe that when there is a time of danger on Earth Vishnu comes to protect them. They believe he has come to Earth in nine different bodies. Some animal and some human two of these appearances are much more important than the others. One was when he came as the God Rama the other was when he came as the God Krishna. Hindus believe in a universal soul or God called Brahma. Brahma takes on many forms that some Hindus worship as gods or goddesses in their own right. Hindus believe that there is a part of Brahma in everyone and this is called the Atman. Shiva is worshipped by about a quarter of all Hindus he is the God who destroys so he controls life and death. Although he can be frightening, he’s also thought of as being kind and easy to please. Shiva destroys things which are old and no longer needed but this allows new things to happen. He has at least four hands to show that he holds life, death, good and evil. Hindus also believe Shiva has a dance that keeps the universe moving. Vishnu Shiva Brahma Hinduism has no founder. It is the worlds third largest religion with about 950 million followers. Hindus have three main Gods. Hindu's worship in a Madir and have a shrine at home. The two major Hindu festivals are Diwali and Holi. Hindus believe in birth, life,death and rebirth The Hindu symbol is the Aum. Traditional clothes are saris (female) and tunics (male). The two main Hindu festivals are Diwali (festival of light) and Holi (the festival of colour). The festival of Diwali extends over five days. During this time there a lots of fireworks, lights,sweets and gifts exchanged! Diwali celebrates the victory of good over evil, light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance. Holi is a very lively festival celebrated in Spring there is lots of singing, dancing. Holi also, apart from colour, celebrates Krishna, and the legend of Holika and Prahalad. Lots of candles are lit.
Followers There are approximately 950 million followers of Hinduism in the world. Hinduism is dominant in India, Nepal and among the Tamils in Sri Lanka That's 14% of the worlds population. This is a map of where relgions are followed across the world (Hinduism is pink). Worship and
Sacred Writings Hindu worship is called Punja. The majority of Hindu homes have a shrine where offerings,of water, fruit, flowers and incense are made and prayers are said. When Hindus gather to worship it is at a Mandir. A shrine can be anything: a room, a small altar or simply pictures or statues of a God. Different parts of the Mandir have a different spiritual meaning. There are alot of sacred writings in Hinduism the main one being the Vedas of which there are four Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Yajur Veda and Atharva Veda. Any questions? Thanks for watching! Mandir The legends that go with Diwalli vary in different parts of India. As well as this they also smear each other with paint and throw coloured powder at one another!
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