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Today we will learn the answer to….
What are the core beliefs of Hindus and who do they
worship?
By the end of the lesson can you…
… explain the name of the being Hindus view as God?
… explain the idea of the Trimurti?
… give examples of the work of the three faces of God?
These words will be used in the
lesson today.
BRAHMAN
VISHNU
TRIMURTI
SHIVA
BRAMA
God is called BRAHMAN in the Hindu religion. He may take on the
form of anything in the world, usually a god or goddess, and each
god or goddess has its own personality and appearance.
BRAHMAN is usually represented in the form of 3 different Gods.
Tri = three Murti = image
The 3 main Hindu Gods are together called the TRIMURTI. They are
all different aspects of BRAHMAN and work together in a never
ending way.
SHIVA (The Destroyer)
The Trimurti
Brahma
Vishnu
Shiva
The Creator
The Protector
The Destroyer
Tri = three Murti = image
BRAHMAN
BRAHMA
CREATOR
VISHNU
PRESERVER
SHIVA
DESTROYER
The Creator
Brahma is the least worshipped
of the three main gods.
He has four heads and he recites
the Vedas continually. The Vedas
are the primary texts of Hinduism.
Brahma is the creator.
At his own command, he can
divide himself into any type of
new life.
He can populate the world after
Shiva has destroyed it ready for
new creation.
Brahma
The Vedas – The Holy Book of
Hinduism. Shows that he is in
charge of how the world is
created.
4 Arms represent 4 directions,
north, east, south and west
4 heads = knowledge
Lotus flower – Very important
in Hinduism.
Symbol of wisdom.
Water pot – to carry the water
needed for life.
The Preserver
Vishnu is worshipped under
several names. This is
because he has different
appearances.
Hindus believe that when there
is a time of danger for the
earth, Vishnu comes to protect
it.
They believe he has come to
the earth in 9 bodies. The most
famous are Krishna and
Rama .
The Destroyer
Shiva is worshipped by
about a quarter of all
Hindus.
He is the god who destroys
so he controls death (and
even life).
Although he can be
frightening he is also
thought of being kind and
easy to please.
He has at least 4 hands to
show that he holds life and
death and good and evil.
Shiva
Coiled Snake – 3 coils represent
the past, present and future.
Snake protects him from harm.
River Ganges – the sacred river
to Hindus. Means purity.
3rd eye represents knowledge of
the world.
Trident – this shows he is able
to destroy evil.
Tiger Skin – shows that he has
great energy.
Please do this work in your R.E. book.
Write the date
The Three Hindu Gods
Brahma
(The Creator)
V
Vishnu
(The Preserver)
Shiva
(The Destroyer)
Write one fact you can
remember about this
God.
Write one fact you can
remember about this
God.
Write one fact you can
remember about this
God.
Now write at least 3
examples from
everyday life of things
being created.
Now write at least 3
examples from
everyday life of things
being preserved.
Now write at least 3
examples from
everyday life of things
being destroyed.
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Please do this work in your R.E. book.
Date /
The Three Hindu Gods
Brahma
(The Creator)
V
Vishnu
(The Preserver)
Shiva
(The Destroyer)
Write one fact you can
remember about this
God.
Write one fact you can
remember about this
God.
Write one fact you can
remember about this
God.
Please do this work in your R.E. book.
The Three Hindu Gods
Brahma
(The Creator)
V
Vishnu
(The Preserver)
Now write at least 3
examples from
everyday life of things
being created.
Now write at least 3
examples from
everyday life of things
being preserved.
Shiva
(The Destroyer)
Now write at least 3
examples from
everyday life of things
being destroyed.
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