Entries by Tulsi Seva

Central Primary School Yr 4

Why do your Gods have lots of extra body parts? Hindus believe God is limitless so there is no end to his power, creation or particular form that he would take. Many images of Hindu Gods show them with many arms. The many arms represent the different strengths and powers each god has. The Item that they hold in their arms […]

Gaurapurnima

Gaura Purmina (meaning “golden full moon”) is the birthday anniversary of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (1486-1534). This festival is celebrated in February/March and coincides with the festival of Holi. Chaitanya Mahaprabhu founded Gaudiya Vaishnavism. Gaudiya refers to the region of Gauda (present day Bengal/Bangladesh) and Vaishnavism “the worship of Vishnu or Krishna”. Gaudiya Vaishnavas believe that […]

Holi

Holi is celebrated during the month of March and sometimes in February.  It is the second of two spring festivals. The first being Vasant Panchami. The colours of Holi are associated with the arrival of spring. It is a festival celebrated mostly in India and Nepal. The festival of Holi is also celebrated as a triumph of good […]

Yr 4 St. Albans High School for Girls

When was Hinduism founded? The word Hindu, refers to the land on the south side of the Sind river (or Indus) where the people were following The Sanatan Dharma. It is very difficult for scholars to pinpoint exactly when Hinduism was founded and there is no single founder. Hinduism is believed to be the oldest […]

Maha Shivaratri

Celebrated either February or March, Shiva (Lord Shiva), ratri (night), Shivaratri meaning night of Lord Shiva. According to the ancient Hindu text Srimad Bhagavatam 4.4.14 Shiva means Auspicious. Once Parvati asked, “O adorable lord, which of the many rituals observed in your honour pleases you the most.” The Lord replied, “the fourteenth night of the new […]

Sir John Leman

Perfect for our learners, whom had never been to a Hindu place of worship before and an excellent contrast to Swaminaryan with regards to being Hindu yet a different denomination within Hinduism. Everything was just fantastic and our students thought the world of everyone they came into contact with. It was simply brilliant and a […]

Vasant Panchami

Vasant (or sometimes Basant) Panchami marks the beginning of spring. The festival usually falls during February and March. It is one of two spring festivals the second being Holi. Vasant meaning spring and Panchami means the fifth day. In northern India Vasant Panchami is celebrated with kite festivals. The colour yellow is associated with this festival and […]

Dunmow St. Mary’s Primary

October 2016 visit feedback from the Year 5 class teacher Seeing the shrine Score: 5 Strength: It was a pleasure to hear the children of Bhaktivedanta Manor School singing and playing music at the end. It was a powerful experience for our children who don’t often experience that kind of communal joy. Organisation on the day, […]

Nobel School

June 2016 year 8 feedback Booking procedure Score: 5 Strength: Suggestions: Organisation on the day, including timetable Score: 5 Strength: Suggestions: Main presentation(s) A) Pitching for audience (for age, background, etc) Score: 5 Strength: Suggestions: B) Relevance and accessibility Score: 4 Strength: Suggestions: C) Academic or information content Score: 4 Strength: The meditation sessions were […]