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					 Hinduism

By Jack Murray
                            Fact File
   Place of origin: India
   Fuonder: Developed from
    Brahminism
   Sacred text: Vedas, Upanishad
   Sacred building: Mandir
   Major Festivals: Diwali
   Holy Place: The River Ganges
   Sacred symbol: Aum (top right.)
   Main God/Godess: Brahma
   Number of followers: 750 million
                     Aum/Om
 The Aum/Om is the main
  Hindu sacred symbol. It
  is said to be heard in the
  deepest of medetation
  and is said to be the
  most suitable name for
  God. It is offen the
  symbol used at the start
  of every passage in the
  Hindu sacred text, the
  Vedas.
                      Mandir
 The Mandir is the Hindu
  place of worship. Inside
  a Mandir, there are lots
  of Murtis, which can be
  either a statue or a
  ceremonial portrait of a
  God/Godess. Murtis are
  said to answer the
  prayers of the faithful.
  They also offer food and
  clothing to the Murtis
                     Vedas
 The Vedas is the Hindu
  sacred book. There are
  4 Vedas, the Rig Veda,
  the Sama Veda, the Yaju
  Veda and the Atharva
  Veda. The Vedas contain
  hymns, incantations and
  rituals from ancient
  India.
                     Karma
 Hindus believe that what
  goes arround comes
  arround. This means that   Bad Thing   Bad Karma
  if I do something bold,
  something bad will
  happen to me or if I do
  something good,
  something good will
  happen to me. This         Good Thing Good Karma
  process is called Karma.
                       Diwali
 Diwali is one of the main
  Hindu festivals and
  known as the festival of
  lights. Divali is a 5 day
  celebration that is to
  celebrate when good
  won over evil. During
  Diwali, people light
  lamps, in hope that the
  Goddess Lakshmi (the
  Goddess of good luck
  and wealth) will bring
  them luck for the coming
  year.
                 Reincarnation
 Hindus believe that when
  you die, you come back
  as something else, such
  as a person, an animal or
  a plant. In every life they   Death          Birth
  try to be better and
  better. Their overall goal
  is to achieve Moksha.
  Moksha is the realisation
  of the truth. Once they
  achieve Moksha, they
                                        Life
  become one with
  Brahma.
                       Brahma
 Brahma is the main
  Hindu God. Hindus
  believe that Brahma is
  the creator of the
  universe. They also
  believe that all the other
  Gods and Goddesses
  are just avatars of
  Brahma.
                      Vishnu
 The Hindu God Vishnu is
  the preserver and
  protecter of creation.
  Vishnu has a blue body
  and 4 arms. He is said to
  have ten forms and he is
  one of the most
  important gods in the
  Hindu religion.
                         Shiva
 The Hindu God Shiva is
  the destroyer. The River
  Ganges (a sacred place
  for Hindu people) is said
  to have come out of the
  head of Shiva. People
  started swimming in the
  holy water of the Ganges
  if they were sick to try to
  heal themselves. Shiva
  is now said to live on the
  top of the Mount Kailas
  Medatating
             The Hindu Trilogy
 The Hindu Trilogy
  consists of Brahma,        Creation   Preservation
  Shiva and Vishnu. What
  happens is Brahma
  creates the world,
                                  Destruction
  Vishnu preserves the
  world and Shiva
  destroys it. This is how
  Hindus think everything
  is created and
  destroyed.
                     Lakshmi
 Lakshmi is the Hindu
  Goddess of wealth,
  fortune, prosperity, love
  and beauty. She is said
  to have four arms with a
  red saree. She is said to
  come into people’s
  houses and grant them
  good luck on Diwali.
                   Ganesha
 Ganesha is the most
  widely worshiped Hindu
  God. He has an
  elephant’s head and a
  man’s body but with four
  arms. He is considered
  to be the Lord that
  removes obsticals.
                      Shaktis
 Shaktis is the Goddess
  of music, knowledge and
  the arts. She is also the
  wife of Brahma. She is
  often known to sit on a
  white lotus and play an
  instument called the
  veena.
  Other Gods and Goddesses



 Parveti   Murugan   Durga     Kali     Surya




Hanmunan    Rama     Krishna   Garuda   Sita
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