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Glossary

Glossary Many proper names are listed under this glossary with the link reference. These include names of places, people, festivals, organisations, and sacred texts. A Adi Shankara – well-known theologian and founder of the advaita school. Also called Adi Shankaracharya. Advaita – non-dualism, the name of the theology equating the soul with God. Advaitin – […]

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B. Teacher Guides (secondary)

Word documents for download TGD-01 Tips on Teaching about Hinduism (introductory guidelines) TGD-01 Tips on Teaching Hinduism TGD-02 Summary of the three gunas (the gunas, personal development) TGD-02 Summary of 3 Gunas TGD-03 Krishna’s Opulence (God, ideas of God) TGD-03 Krishna’s Opulence TGD-04 Twelve Main Deities and Related Attributes/Topics (God, Hindu deities) TGD-04 12 Deities […]

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A. Teaching Ideas (primary)

Word documents for download 1.1 Visualisation of India TID-1.1 Visualisation of India 1.2 What is Time? TID-1.2 What is Time 1.3 Dressing up – 3 focuses of worship TID-1.3 Dressing Up 1.4 Main deities TID-1.4 Main deities 2.1 Bridge to Lanka (role-play) TID-2.1 Bridge to Lanka 2.2 Diwali activities TID-2.2 Diwali activities 3.1 Namaste greeting […]

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C. Amendable Worksheets (primary)

Word documents for download 3.01 The five senses (worksheet) WRK-3.01 The Five Senses 4.01 Gifts from the cow (picture and worksheet in one) WRK-4.01 Gifts from the Cow 4.02 Cycles and Changes (diagram and worksheet) WRK-4.02 Cycles and Changes 6.01 The Puja and arti Tray (picture and worksheet) WRK-6.01 Puja and Arti Tray 7.01 Temple […]

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STO-316 – Stories of Lakshmi

STO-316-sec A Story connected with Diwali According to astrological calculations, the sixteen-year-old son of King Hima was destined to die by snakebite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that particular night, his young wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid all the ornaments and heaps of gold and silver coins in […]

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(T) Stories of Lakshmi

STO-316 A Story connected with Diwali According to astrological calculations, the sixteen-year-old son of King Hima was destined to die by snakebite on the fourth day of his marriage. On that particular night, his young wife did not allow him to sleep. She laid all the ornaments and heaps of gold and silver coins in […]

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Skanda

Download PDF: PCT-311 Skanda is the second son of Shiva and Uma (Parvati). He is also known as Kartikeya, Murugan, Subramania, Guha and Shanmukha (one who has six faces). Skanda is sometimes added to the list of five important deities worshipped by the Smarta community, making him a sixth focus of worship. He is depicted […]

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Lakshmi

Download PDF: PCT-308 Lakshmi is the eternal consort of Lord Vishnu, and is often worshipped with him as Lakshmi-Narayana. She is worshipped in her own right, particularly during the festival of Diwali. Lakshmi is shown standing or sitting on the lotus, and she holds in two hands a lotus and a water pot. With another […]

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2. The Festival of Diwali

Download PDF: PCT-002 Diwali Diwali is an Indian word. It means ‘a row of lights’. Diva is the word for light, or lamp. Diwali is the biggest Hindu festival. For most Hindus, it is the New Year. Diwali celebrates the story of Rama and Sita. Rama is one of the forms of God (Vishnu) when […]

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10. Rama, Sita and Hanuman

Download PDF: PCT-010 Rama, Sita & Hanuman King Rama lived a long, long time ago; so long ago its hard to count! Rama lived in India. His kingdom was called Koshala. The capital city was called Ayodhya. Rama had three step-brothers. His favourite was called Lakshman. Rama married the most beautiful princess. She was named […]

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12. Lakshmi

Download PDF: PCT-012 Lakshmi Hindus worship Goddess Lakshmi during the festival of Diwali. She is the goddess in charge of money and good luck. Lakshmi is very beautiful. She is shown standing on a lotus flower. She usually wears a deep pink sari. She wears a golden crown and lots of jewellery with rubies, diamonds, […]

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THE FESTIVAL OF DIWALI

Word document download: FCT-0403 Diwali is the most widely celebrated festival in India and continues over a five-day period at the conjunction of the months of Ashwin and Kartik. In the Gregorian (Western) calendar this falls in October/November. As the pleasant, mild winter climate sets in, it is generally a time for feasting, visiting relatives, […]

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HINDU FESTIVALS

Word document download: FCT-0401 Hinduism almost certainly has a longer list of festivals than any other religion. Everyday of the year, someone somewhere is celebrating a Hindu festival. For this reason, we cannot list them all here, but will concentrate on a few major ones. Pongal (January 14th or one day on either side) In […]

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ART-0101 God, Hindu Concepts of

Download article ‘ART-0101 God, Hindu Concepts of’ as word document Hindu Concepts of God Introduction Hinduism has no single founder, no common creed nor a unified code of practice. It boasts many founders of diverse denominations, many spiritual leaders and many sacred books. It has no traceable beginning and its past recedes into uncertainty. Yet […]

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ART-1210 Swami Narayana

About the Swami Narayan Mission Kindly supplied by the Swaminarayan Mandir whose details appear at the end of this material. Download ‘About the Swami Narayan Mission’ as word document here OVERVIEW Bochasanwasi Shri Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) also known as The Swaminarayan Hindu Mission (SHM) in the UK & Europe, is a socio-spiritual Hindu […]