How much of the story of Rama and Sita do you remember?
Which Hindu festival does it relate to?
Today we will be looking at another Hindu festivals called Holi.
Put your detective hat on and do some research.
Why is Holi celebrated?
What happens during Holi?
What foods are eaten during Holi?
Look at the pictures below. How do you think the people in the pictures are feeling? (Make at least 3 bullet points)
Have you ever felt similar emotions?
Where were you? What was happening?
Have you seen this symbol before?
It is called the Aum symbol.
Can you find out what it represents? Why is it important to Hindus?
Answer the following questions:
In which country did the religion of Hinduism emerge?
What is the name often given to the three main gods of Hinduism?
- The mandirs
- The Vedas
- The trinity
- The Puranas
Which Hindu celebration is often called the ‘Festival of Lights’?
You can read the following information if you are not sure:
Last week you were looking at Hindu’s supreme God Brahman
Brahman takes many forms. Especially three forms called the Trimurti .
Today we will be looking at the festival of Diwali and the story of Rama and Sita.
Do you know any other Hindu festivals?
Use this website to help you to answer the following questions:
1.How many arms and heads did Ravana have?
2.What does the word Diwali means?
3.When is Diwali?
4.What animal did Ravana turn into to trick Sita?
5.How do Hindus celebrate Diwali?
6.What did Rama draw around Sita to keep her safe?
7.What did the people of the kingdom do to help guide Rama and Sita back home?
Last week in R.E you carried out research about Hinduism.
This week, your challenge is to watch the following video and read the relevant information to help you answer the questions. You can carry out research elsewhere if it helps you.
Watch the video again to check your answers.
1.Hindus believing in one God who takes on many forms. What is this called?
2.What are the 3 main forms that Brahman takes?
3.What are deities?
4.What does the shrine help with?
5.How often do Hindus worship?
6. How old is Hinduism?
7. Finish the sentence. Hindus believe that life is a cycle of…
8. What else do Hindus believe about the next life?
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