Many religions worship a god or gods. Daily worship is one of the five daily duties some Hindus try to perform.
What is worship?
Expressing the value of God for the believer
Taking time to watch a game
Relaxing at home
What does worship mean to many Hindus?
Connecting with the divine in some way
Going on holiday
What is puja?
Blessed food Hindus may share after taking part in worship
An act of worship
The place where many Hindus worship
What is prarthana?
The word many Hindus use for God
The word many Hindus use for prayer
Why is private worship important to some Hindus?
It means you can spend quiet time connecting personally with the divine
It means you can praise the divine with other people and have a sense of community
It means you can be easily distracted
Why is public worship important to some Hindus?
Why might some Hindus use murti in worship?
They represent the divine in the shape of gods and goddesses
They make the room look attractive
They represent the person's parents
Why do most Hindus remove their shoes before taking part in worship?
They are more comfortable that way
They think shoes should only be worn at work
Shoes may have dirt on the soles and it shows respect to be clean when worshipping
What do the offerings of food, flowers, incense and money, made as part of some Hindu worship rituals represent?
How rich the worshippers are
How grateful worshippers are for all things 'Mother' Earth provides
How old worshippers are
Why might some Hindu worship be very noisy and/or colourful?
Some of the prayers have to be shouted out loud so the gods and goddesses hear them
Song, dance, music and drama are all ways of worshipping
It's a rule that worshippers have to wear bright colours