Hinduism - HOW HINDUS VIEW GOD AND CELEBRATE DIWALI Y3/4 LKS2 (Autumn 1A)
A new religion for Y3 to learn about, you have heard some of the celebrations that we will be looking at but before we do we are going to watch a story about 6 blind men. Each man stands next to an elephant and describes what they can feel. However it is similar to this scenario... I have a female, she has long hair? Who could it be? Not very helpful but both descriptions are correct!
Let's see what the blindmen do...
Story - The Blindmen and the Elephant
Were they correct? Discuss this with your partner? Did you agree with each other???
Watch the story again.
Next we will watch the following about the Hindu belief of creation.
The One Supreme god is called BRAHMAN. Just like you have many attributes to make you, you. BRAHMAN has 3 main atrributes...
What is the Tri-murti? What does tri mean?
Let's watch the following but can you say who is who - The Creator, The Sustainer, The Destroyer but which deity is which?
Creator, the carer and the destroyer.... Can you name any of them?
Who came from the naval? What does sustainer mean? Can you think of any natural disasters?
Watch the clip again and see if you can recall any thing else?
Session 2 - Can you explain to your partner why you have ripped up and then glued all the pieces of an A4 piece onto an A5 piece of paper?
Today we are drawing ourselves showing different parts of our attributes...what makes you, you.
Our example is the Hindu god BRAHMA one of the Tri-murti.
What do you think the items, in the deities hands are or represent? Have you remembered to put something in your hands in your design?
QUESTION - How do Hindu's celebrate Diwali?
Diwali means 'row of lights' .
The story of Diwali (approx 11 mins long)
Good and Evil - How do these stories influence our lives?
I wonder which is stronger?
I wonder does evil exist?
I wonder what does good mean?
Look at some words of wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita.
“Never try to avoid doing your duty.”
“Sometimes you need to give things up to help people and to please God.”
“Think of God when you work. Do everything to the best of your ability, and not because you want a reward.”
“Any action carried out in love is pleasing to God.” “Be peaceful to everyone, even people you don’t like, and those who are horrid to you.”
“If you would like to be in Heaven, be kind and gentle, find good things in people and forgive them, tell the truth and have lots of energy.”
“Love all living things the same amount. Love a holy person or an animal as a friend.”
Which words of wisdom from the Bhagavad Gita are important to you? How would these words be viewed by a Hindu?
There are other sacred texts and refer back to the Ramayana as well as introduce the Vedas. Talk about Sanskrit.
What is Classical Sanskrit and where did it originate?
Classical Sanskrit has its origin in the end of the Vedic period when the Upanishads were the last sacred texts to be written down, after which Panini, a descendant of Pani and a grammar and linguistic researcher, introduced the refined version of the language.
Look at an illustration which shows the Hindu cycle of creation, preservation and destruction. What does it mean?
How does the mandala illustration show this? Hindu Mandala
What action can you think of for the three parts to help you to remember the cycle.
Mandala art - Why don't you try and have a go!