Explore Hindu Religion, Culture and Festivals
Hinduism is one of the world’s oldest faiths. It is estimated that around 1 billion people around the world belong to this faith.
Hinduism School Workshops
Our interactive & fun workshops bring the Hindu experience to life in the classroom. Explore Hinduism, Hindu culture and traditions through education, art, music and traditional dance.
Exploring Indian religions develops understanding of diversity, knowledge and respect of other cultures. Workshops are tailored to meet the needs of individual schools, and the national curriculum.
What is Hinduism?
Hinduism is made up of a variety of different religious beliefs and practices, originating near the Indus River in India.
Hindu’s believe in a supreme God Brahman who is present everywhere and in everyone. Hindus believe that life is a cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
In Hinduism Brahman appears in the form of many different Gods and Goddesses, including:
Brahma - the creator of the world and all creatures.
Vishnu’s role is to return to earth in troubled times to restore the balance of good & evil.
Shiva is known as the destroyer God because he removes all evil from the world
Worship in Hinduism is called puja. Many Hindus have a shrine at home where they perform personal and family worship
Celebrating Hindu Festivals
Our interactive activities bring Diwali and Holi celebrations to the classroom. Children can dress in colourful Indian clothes & scarves, learn & dance folk dances as well as Bollywood, listen to the dhol drum, make Indian sweets and get creative with art work.
A fun and immersive way to learn about the Hindu faith and multicultural understanding.
Diwali - Festival of Lights
Hindu’s celebrate many Holy days, but Diwali is the best known. Lamps are lit, food is prepared to share with friends and family, houses are cleaned and there are often firework displays.
Diwali links to the famous story of Rama and Sita and remembers the victory of good over evil. For many people this five day festival honours Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth.
Holi - Festival of Colours
Holi is a Hindu festival that celebrates spring, love, and new life. It falls in February or March each year.
Some families hold religious ceremonies, but it is also a time a time for fun and colour with dancing, singing and throwing of powder paint and coloured water.