Presentation on theme: "If God is in everything (Pantheism), then anything can be worshipped as God. What are Hindus worshipping in these pictures? 1.Give 4 examples of what Hindus."— Presentation transcript:
If God is in everything (Pantheism), then anything can be worshipped as God. What are Hindus worshipping in these pictures? 1.Give 4 examples of what Hindus worship. 2.Explain why Hindus worship many things. *which object of worship could be the most meaningful to Hindus to worship? Idols – images of the gods Male and female sex symbol Agni – the god of fire. The river Ganges. A snake god. The cow.
Puja: Hindu Worship To explain how Hindus worship (L4-5) To describe the ceremony of Puja (L3-4) To evaluate the benefits of Puja (L5-7) How would you treat an honoured guest who arrived after a long journey? Think of 3 things you would do to honour them.
“Brahman is present in everything so Hindus treat their idols like honoured guests arriving after a long journey..” Light an incense stick to make the room smell nice Offer food & drink eg fruit, sweets, milk. Light a candle/ oil lamps and perform Arti. Tikka - put a spot of red paste on their gods’ and their own foreheads Do an OM meditation Announce the arrival of the guest – by ringing a bell 1.Describe how a Hindu does Puja. 2.Explain the meaning of doing these actions. ** Write out the quote above. Do Christians honour God as an honoured guest in any way? Meditate with Om sound Share some of the food offered to the god
Each of the things in Puja is supposed to match one of the 5 senses. Can you think how? Food offerings eaten Bell Incense Candle warmth image of the god 1.Draw each of the senses and write next to it which part of Puja it matches. 2.Why is it important for all the senses to be used in Puja? **In how many ways do Catholics use their senses in Mass? Are they right to do this, or does it distract them from the real God?
Draw a picture of the Puja table, with all the different things on it.
My god bless me ! What good things come from a candle ? What good things come from water ? What good thing might come from eating food offered to the god? During Puja, Hindus bless themselves with good things -The warmth and light of a candle, by passing their hands over it, then over themselves -The purity and life-giving power of water, by sprinkling themselves -The blessing of sharing the food offered to the god Write a poem or prayer starting with: I bless myself with… Mention each of the 3 things and what they get from them. **Hindus might do puja up to 6 times a day. Is it worth it ?