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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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09. LIFE OF SACRIFICE

9. LIFE OF SACRIFICE Everything within this world is possessed by God. He pervades both the animate and the inanimate. Therefore one should only take one’s fair share, and leave the rest to the Supreme. Isa Upanishad 1 Although Gandhi’s ideas were never put into practice by the rulers of India after independence, they are […]

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10. O KING OF TRESS I BOW BEFORE YOU

10. O KING OF TRESS I BOW BEFORE YOU O King of trees! I bow before you. Brahma is in your roots, Vishnu is in your body, Shiva is in your branches. In every one of your leaves there is a heavenly being. Amongst the new wave of people-led environmental groups in India, Trees For […]

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11. HUGGING THE TREES

11. HUGGING THE TREES What does the forest bear? Soil, water and pure air. Soil, water and pure air Are the basis of our life. Chipko folk song Sunderlal Bahugana is a small, bright-eyed man with a laughing voice. His unassuming exterior conceals a strength and determination which has been a driving force behind Chipko […]

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Karma

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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-111 – The Story of Prahlada (the nature of God)

STO-111-sec This story is connected to the fourth avatar of Vishnu, Narasimha (the half-man, half-lion). Prahlada’s Birth Prahlada was the son of Hiranyakashipu, a great demon who conquered the demigods and took over the universe. Once while Hiranyakashipu was engaged in austerities, trying to become immortal, the demigods captured his wife, Kayadhu who was at […]

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(T) The Story of Prahlada (the nature of God)

STO-111 This story is connected to the fourth avatar of Vishnu, Narasimha (the half-man, half-lion). Prahlada’s Birth Prahlada was the son of Hiranyakashipu, a great demon who conquered the demigods and took over the universe. Once while Hiranyakashipu was engaged in austerities, trying to become immortal, the demigods captured his wife, Kayadhu who was at […]

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11. Krishna

Download PDF: PCT-011 Krishna Krishna was born over 5,000 years ago. Krishna’s birthday is called Janmashtami. It comes near the end of the summer holidays (in August or September). Krishna was born in India, in a town called Mathura. He had a wicked uncle called Kamsa. Kamsa wanted to kill Krishna. Therefore, Krishna’s father sent […]

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THE FESTIVAL OF HOLI

Word document download: FCT-0402 Holi is perhaps the most rowdy and notorious of all Hindu festivals. It occurs on the full moon day of the month of Phalguna (February-March) and is essentially an outdoor festival welcoming the appearance of spring. Observant Hindus light bonfires, and parents carry their babies clockwise round the flames to invoke […]

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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-0506 Gaya

Gaya: The Place to Liberate the Ancestors Gaya is connected primarily to Lord Vishnu, and is especially important in connection with the Shraddha ceremony. Gaya was included in the ancient kingdom of Magadha. Gaya is named after a demon named Gayasura, son of Tripurasura. Gayasura acquired divine power so that anyone who saw or touched […]

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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 […]