SNC-Religious Studies-Hinduism

Grade I

Introduction to Hinduism:

    1. Essentials of the religion
    2. Founder(s) of the religion
    3. Original source of the religion (Holy Book(s) etc.)
    4. Holy language, followers etc.

Chapter 1:      Beliefs and Prayers

  1. The Om symbol for Hinduism (Brief)
  2. Sacred Books 
  3. Concept of Trimurti (Names)
  4. Basic Mantras with translation
  • Ganesh mantra
  • Narayana mantra
  • Shiva mantra
  • Gayetri mantra
  • Shakti mantra
  1. Twelve names of the Sun God
  2. Deepavali or Diwali
  3. Dussehra

Chapter 2:       Life story of Lord Shri Ram Chandar or Lord Ramachandra

          1. Taking earthly form (Avatar)
          2. His Nobel qualities
          3. His Historical text Ramayana

Chapter 3:       Ethical Values

  1. Love
  2. Truthfulness
  3. Cleanliness
  4. Peace  

Chapter 4:       Role Models / Heroes

  1. Lord Shri Krishna
  2. Lord Shri Hanuman

Grade II

Chapter 1:       Belief and Teachings

  1. Belief System of Sanatan Dharam (Basic Introduction)
  • Dharma
  • Karma
  • Moksha
  1. Brief introduction of Bhagwad Geeta
  • Name of writer
  • Place
  • Total Chapters
  • Total Shalokes of Bhagwad Geeta
  1. Names of Vedas (Brief Introduction)
  2. Names of Puranas (Brief)
  3. Importance and respect of the temple
  4. Holi
  5. Raksha Bandhan

Chapter 2:       Bhagwan Vedvyas

  1. Birth History of Veda Vyasa
  2. His Notable Work
  3. His Holy Books Writing

Chapter 3:       Ethical Values

  1. Kindness
  2. Generosity
  3. Compassion
  4. Obedience

Chapter 4:       Notable Personalities 

  1. Mira Bai 
  2. Lord Shankar Acharia
  3. Bhagat Kanwar Ram (Shaheed)

Grade III

Chapter 1:       Beliefs and Teachings

    1. Creation of the universe.
    2. Aartis of Sanatan Dharam (Greetings)
    3. Brahma. (The Creator)
    4. Vishnu. (Protector or Preserver)
    5. Mahesh. (Destroyer or Judge)
    6. Reincarnation (Rebirth)
    7. Karma (Your Acts)
    8. Moksha (Liberation)

Chapter 2:       Moral and Ethics

  1. Human Rights (Protection of life, equality)
  2. Forgiveness
  3. Patience.
  4. Tolerance.
  5. Acceptance.
  6. Caring
  7. Honesty

Chapter 3:       Religious Deities

  1. Lord Shiv Shankar
  2. Lord Ganesh

Chapter 4:       Sources of Guidance/Hindu Heroes

  1. Bhagat Prahlaad
  2. Mata Seeta Bai (Role Model)

Grade IV

Chapter 1:       Beliefs and Teachings

  1. Importance of the Bhagwad Geeta and Ramayan in Hindu Ethics.
  2. System of belief and worship in Sanatan Dharam.
  3. Worship directed to anyone of the five Ishwar Devas as a personal God with regards for others
  4. Basic Shiloka Mantras used in the worship of one personal God (Ishwar Devas)
  5. Celebration of Maha Shiv Ratri
  6. Celebration of Nav Ratri

Chapter 2:       Moral and Ethics

  1. Human Rights (Protection of life, equality)
  2. Forgiveness
  3. Service to Humanity
  4. Punctuality
  5. Acceptance
  6. Caring
  7. Honesty
  8. Love for Country and Countrymen

Chapter 3:       Religious Leaders

    1. Tulshi Das
    2. Bhagat Kabir

Chapter 4:       Sources of Guidance/Hindu Heroes

  1. Shrimad Bhagwata Maha Puran
  2. Shrimad Shiva Puran
  3. Shrimad Ramayana
  4. The Vedas or oldest scriptures of Hinduism (4-vedic)

                                                     

Grade V

Chapter 1:      Belief and Teachings

  1. Brief description of Varnas or caste system in Hinduism
  2. Brief description of Ashramas
  3. Importance of Jap, Satsang, Teerath, Karta and sumiran
  4. Brief description of 16 Vedic Puja/Ritual steps
  5. Brief description of 5 daily sacrifices in Hinduism
  6. Importance of sacred festivals.
    1. Karwa Chouth
    2. Cheti Chand

Chapter 2:      Religious Leaders

  1. Bhagat Ravidas
  2. Bhagat Narsinh Mehta

Chapter 3:      Ethical Values

  1. Respect of family
  2. Care of animals & plants
  3. Loyalty of Pakistan
  4. Justice

Chapter 4:      Sources of Guidance/Hindu Heroes

  1. Saint Lilah Shaw
  2. Bhagat Tukka Ram

Chapter 5:      Religious festivals        

  1. Karwa Chouth
  2. Janm Ashtami