Year 3 Visit a Hindu Temple

On Monday, Year 3 visited ISKCON Hindu temple in Newcastle to learn more about Hinduism. We were greeted with a very warm welcome by our host Kirtida who showed us around and gave us a very informative and interactive workshop.  We had an introduction to Hinduism and its key teachings through games. We then listened to singing/music and there was an opportunity to dress up in traditional clothing and to play the instruments ourselves. We explored symbols and artefacts used by Hindus for festivals. There were lots of opportunities for reflection and to explore worship in more depth. Kirtida demonstrated a traditional arati ceremony with incense, water, lamp, flowers, and peacock fan. It was a fantastic morning and we learned a great deal. Many thanks!