by Sue Penney

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Discover the rich cultural background behind six major religions of our world. World Beliefs and Cultures looks at key aspects of each religion and the way it is observed around the world. Find out where the religion originated, trace its history, and explore the meaning of its symbols.

Hinduism explores typical places of worship for Hindus, as well as major sites and places of pilgrimage around the world. There are clear explanations of Hindusim's holy books, symbols, teachings and forms of worship, and how these affect moral and social issues. The significance of major festivals and life's rites of passage is also covered, backed up with personal accounts from young people from all over the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780817243975
Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree
Publication date: 01/01/1997
Series: Discovering Religions Series
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.97(w) x 10.74(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 10 - 15 Years

Table of Contents

Introducing Hinduism     4
Hindu Gods and Goddesses     6
The History of Hinduism     8
Hindu Holy Books     14
Worship in the Home     18
Hindu Temples     20
Pilgrimage     26
Celebrations     28
Family Occasions     36
What It Means to Be a Hindu     42
Map     44
Timeline     45
Glossary     46
Further Information     48
Index     48

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