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									Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship?




                                   This is an           aum        symbol


                                   It is a special sign for God


                                   It is often found in Hindu
                                   homes or places of worship




              Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship at home & in the mandir?
Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship?


Svetaketu always came proudly home after school each
day. One day his father asked him about God, but
Svetaketu didn‟t know anything.

His father sent for a glass of water and asked Svetaketu
to put some salt in it.

The next day, he asked where the salt was. Svetaketu
could not see the salt, but he could taste it in the water
in the glass.

„That‟s a bit like God in the world,‟ said his father. „God is
invisible, but is there in everything.‟
              Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship at home & in the mandir?
Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship?

 Hindus believe that there is one God, but that God is
 represented by many different deities.




    Vishnu                Ganesh                   Krishna                    Lakshmi


 Hindus usually choose one particular deity to worship,
 and will have statues or pictures of this deity in their
 shrine.

              Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship at home & in the mandir?
Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship?


                             This is a picture of a shrine in
                             the home of a Hindu family.
                             Hindus have shrines so that they
                             can worship at home.

                             The shrine is often placed in the
                             living room, as this is where the
                             family are all together.

                             Usually at least one member of
                             the family will worship at the
                             shrine each day.

              Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship at home & in the mandir?
Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship?


 Think about these parts of the                   puja

  ringing the bell                 touching/bowing to the image


         making offerings                       using incense


   receiving prasad                            cleansing the image

  What do you think each of these parts symbolises?

  Which of the senses are used in each part?

              Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship at home & in the mandir?
Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship?


 During the puja, Hindus offer gifts to the deity, often
 in the form of food.

  Can you think of other times when people give gifts or
  presents?

     Birthdays                          Eid                      Christmas


        Mother‟s/Father‟s Day                             Hannukah



  Why do they do this?

  What does it symbolise?

              Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship at home & in the mandir?
Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship?

                                   This is a picture of a mandir.
                                   A mandir is a Hindu place of
                                   worship.

                                   As well as worshipping in their
                                   homes at a shrine, Hindus also
                                   worship at the mandir.

 What does the word “worship” mean?

 Can you think of other words to describe what
 “worship” means?

              Unit 4a: How & why do Hindus worship at home & in the mandir?

								
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