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REL1300 Unit 1 Prezi
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- To start this ritual you must undertake 5 vows:
- Non- Possessiveness
REL1300 Unit 1 Prezi
Festivals Celebrated & Rituals
By Sean Matt
- The festival of Holi is one of the most popular spring festivals.
- This colorful display celibates the slaying of Holika by Lord Vishnu.
- The festivals name comes from "Holika Dahanam"
- The festivals name comes from "Holika Dahanam", which means "Holika's Slaying."
- During this festival they all attend a public bonfire and spray each other with bright colors.
- Some of the rituals of Hinduism are Hatha Yoga, Puja, and more.
- Most of the Hindu rituals are focused to god or many gods.
- The Book
- One ritual is Puja; this ritual is to worship one or more deities.
- Puja is done through the host of the house and is usually done daily.
- Hatha Yoga is a type of yoga that helps build physical and mental strength.
- Many scholars of Hinduism helped popularize this form of yoga
- Paryushana Parva is one of the most important festival for Jains.
- This festival takes place in August or September and celebrate for about eight days.
- This is a festival of repentance and forgiveness.
- Another Festival that the Jains have is Diwali, also known as the festival of lights.
- This festival is held in autumn every year and it is about the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, etc.
- Diwali dates back to ancient times in India, as a festival after the summer harvest, in the Hindu calendar month of Kartik.
- In addition to these vows, they do not eat when it is dark and they do not accept food that is cooked for them.
- The monks are expected to be homeless, shave their heads, and beg for food.
- They worship in public at temples and the rituals include chanting mantras and/or look at pictures of gods.
- One of the many festivals that Judaism has is Hanukkah.
- It is also known as as the Festival of Lights
- An eight day holiday that starts on December 25th.
- The name comes from the word "dedication" and came to be by the re-dedication of the Temple after its desecration by Antiochus IV Epiphanes
- Another festival that is celebrated by Judaism is Purim.
- Purim is a joyful festival that has meals, gift-giving, costumes, and more.
- Purim is not a holiday that is Torah, but it is in Esther and in the Talmud.
- The word Purim comes from the word "lots" and refers to Haman's casting of lots.
- Also known as "The Feast of Lots."
- The kids of Judaism have a ritual of their Bar and Bat Mitzvah, depending if you are male or female.
- This is the ritual of kids becoming of age at the age of 13 for boys and 12 for girls.
- Bar/Bat Mitzvah means "son/daughter of commandment."
- Bar mitzvah is mentioned in the Mishnah and in the Talmud.
- Shabbat is one of the more important rituals in Judaism.
- It is the only ritual observance instituted in the Ten Commandments.
- Shabbat is primarily a day of rest and spiritual enrichment.
- The word "Shabbat" comes from the root Shin-Beit-Tav, meaning to cease, to end, or to rest.
- The First New Moon of Spring which is held in March.
- They designate hunters for the feast and put men in charge of preparations.
- The first day a women performs the friendship dance, next day is a water ritual, the next they fast, and last they participate in dance and leave.
- The annual Green Corn Ceremony is a ritual the Cherokee preform annually, which also represents a fresh start.
- It is held each year around harvest time and burn any of the previous years corn.
- Once that fire was put out, they gather around a new fire and come to forgive each other for their crimes.
- They believed the world should have balance, harmony, cooperation, and respect within the community and between people and the rest of nature.
- Another Cherokee ritual is called “going to water," which is practiced many on occasion.
- It is preformed at the new moon, before special dances, after bad dreams, or during illnesses.
- Going to the water cleanses the body and spirit.
- They would go at sunrise, face east, go under the water seven times and when they would come out they would be cleansed.