Hinduism, the world’s third largest religion, is often considered a polytheistic faith, as the religion does not advocate the worship of one particular deity. However, the Hindu belief system includes a complex structure of deities that is not easily categorised.
Hinduism includes an abundance of deities, each one representing a certain aspect of the Supreme Absolute, which is known as Brahma, because they are all manifestations of the same divine spirit. There are deities represented in the family, the community, and the region of the country. There are deities recognised in the plants, the stars, the rivers, the mountains and the planets. We worship the divine in the form that each individual belief system supports, which are suitable and inspiring to the individual. Hindu Dharma recognises the divine is infinite. That embraces all creation, all of the worlds and something beyond. We honour the divine which is intimate to ourselves. Let's find out more in our blog.
National Storytelling Week in the UK, is celebrated for a full week in February and takes places in all sorts of places. Stories are chosen and are told in a magical way between the teller and the listener. It's a fantastic way for people to share their own story, or even invent something entirely new (and endlessly entertaining). The Jai Jais stories have been told through generations, and certainly bond generations.
Finding the time to read with children can often be difficult, especially with the increase in technology. However, story time is an important part of a child’s life.
As a parent, there are plenty of ways that you could encourage and prioritise storytelling in your home. It gives children the opportunity to express themselves creatively and to expand their horizons with all the new tales they hear and read. So why not give storytelling a go? You can even use The Jai Jais characters for your stories. Here are some things that you could implement into your home: