Interfaith Class 3 2017

Monday 27th November 2017, we started to look at our topic of Hinduism. First of all, we discussed the religion of Christianity. This is the one that we learn about most of the time.

We thought it was really important to understand where Hinduism started. We researched the basics about the religion, looking at where it originated from, how long the religion has been around for and finally, ‘God Brahmam’ who is the universal soul. We found that Hindus believe that life is a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth governed by karma.

Using the tablets and using two very useful websites, we were able to find that Hinduism is the third largest would religion, that the religion dates back over 4,000 years, and that it is made up of a variety of different religious beliefs and practices. We discovered that they celebrate many holy days, including the most known ‘Diwali (festival of light)’. We then added all of our new found information on to a bubble map to share at the end of the session with the rest of the class.

A child said, “Their worship is called ‘Puja’ which takes place in a ‘Mandir’ (temple).” Another said, “They celebrate, Diwali, Holi, Navaratri, Raksha Bandhan and Janmashtami.”