Hindu Gods

We have started to find out about Hinduism this week.  Can you remember the names of any Hindu gods?  Can you find any more?

If you can, find out what the individual gods were like as well!

About Mr Littlewood

I have been the intervention teacher for lower Key Stage 2 at Worksop Priory School since September 2013. Before that I worked in Year 3 at St Swithun's School, Retford. Before becoming a teacher I was a vicar, and I still do some unpaid work for the church at the weekends and on BBC Radio Nottingham.

6 thoughts on “Hindu Gods

  1. Forms of Ganesha:
    Traditionally Ganesha comes in 32 different forms. One for example is Heramba Jinayakar, the Pancha Muga Ganesha or five-faced Ganesha. This form is specifically know as the protector of the week. This ten-armed Ganesha is seated on a lion instead of the usual rat. He extends the gestures of protection and blessing while holding a noose, prayer (japa) beads, axe, hammer, tusk, garland, fruit and madaka pancha. Ganapati is a popular festival to the five-faced elephant god; it consists of five days of gift giving and festivities within the home especially for children. Another famous form is Balganesh, the child version of this famous deity.

    1. Great Liam. So Ganesh, who is also called Ganesha and lots of other names, is the god that looks like an elephant, but Hindus think of him in lots of different ways.

  2. Lord Brahma – known as the Creator. the eternal origin who is the cause and foundation of all existence. The gods of the Hindu faith represent different forms of Brahman. These gods are sent to help people find the universal God (Brahman).

    Lord Vishnu – Known as the Preserver represents the aspect of the Supreme Reality that preserves and sustains the universe.

    Shiva – known as the Destroyer represents the aspect of the Supreme Being that continuously dissolves to recreate in the cyclic process of creation, preservation, dissolution and recreation of the universe.

    Saraswathi – Goddess of Wisdom – Wife of Lord Brahma. Saraswathi is the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music and all the creative arts.

    Lakshmi – Goddess of Wealth – Wife of Lord Vishnu. Lakshmi is the goddess of light, beauty, good fortune and wealth.

    Parvati – regarded as a representation of Shakti. Parvati is the wife of Lord Shiva and the goddess of household and motherhood.

    Ganesha – Son of Shiva and Parvati. The Hindu god in a human form but with the head of an elephant.

    1. Wow! What a lot of information Isabella! Well done!

      (Just check you are sure you understand what you have recorded!)

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