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Transcript
An Introduction to
Hinduism
Look at the word collage below. What do you
think these words reveal about Hinduism?
What is Hinduism?
• Let’s watch the following video to gain some insight into
what it means to be a member of this religion:
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hfhka-OvLSA
What did you learn about Hinduism through
watching the video?
How do we categorize Hinduism?
Monotheistic:
 According to Hindus, there is only one divine
entity who is simultaneously at one with the
universe and who transcends it as well.
 Hinduism recognizes only one supreme God:
Brahman.
 Brahman is the ultimate reality.
How do we categorize Hinduism?
Polytheistic:
 Hindus worship multiple deities: gods and goddesses.
Trinitarian:
 Brahman is simultaneously visualized as a triad: one
God with three persons
1. Brahma: the Creator
2. Vishnu: the Preserver
3. Shiva: the Destroyer
How do we categorize Hinduism?
Henotheistic:
 Hinduism recognizes a single deity and recognizes other
gods and goddesses as facets, forms, manifestations, or
aspects of that supreme God.
Source:
• Hindu Beliefs and Deities. Retrieved from
http://www.markville.ss.yrdsb.edu.on.ca/history/religion/Hinduis
m_files/frame.html