Hinduism Specification


Hinduism (Unit J)  
The Hindu concept of God
• The concept of Brahman – personal and impersonal
• The Trimurti – Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva
• The concept of avatar
• Personal deities – Krishna, Rama, Ganesh
• Goddesses – Lakshmi, Durga and Saraswati 
• The importance of gods and goddesses in Hinduism

Issues arising
• Is Hinduism polytheistic?
• The importance of personal gods in Hinduism
• The significance of the goddess in Hinduism
• Is God unknowable except in personal form?

Worship in Hinduism 
• The practice of puja in the home
• The nature, design and purpose of Hindu temples (mandirs)
• Worship


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