Children are not vessels to be filled but lamps to be lit.
Bala Vihar® is a group of children, meeting once a week, at a set venue, for 60-90 minutes, for the sole purpose of learning our precious culture, spiritual wisdom, and related values through stories, games, quizzes, crafts, bhajans, hymns, shlokas, skits, dances, etc.
Bala Vihar inculcates the values of Sanatana Dharma, as taught in our scriptures-Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta, Upanishads, Epics and Puranas-helping us to grow into responsible citizens of tomorrow.
Bala Vihar classes for various age groups are conducted by trained sevaks and sevikas. These voluntary dedicated workers impart to children, the glory of our rich culture, aiming at character formation and reverence for our ancient heritage. Additional activities that help to reinforce the vision of Bala Vihar include cultural shows, Geeta chanting competition, and Bala Vihar residential or day camps.
Bala Vihar® Curriculum
|One God, Many Forms; We Can, We Must!||Pre-K|
|Alphabet Safari - a safari of values||Kindergarten|
|Bala Ramayana||Grade 1|
|Sri Hanuman, the Super Superman!||Grade 2|
|Bala Bhagavatam||Grade 3|
|Krishna Krishna Everywhere & My 24 Gurus||Grade 4|
|Symbolism in Hinduism||Grade 5|
|India, the Sacred Land||Grade 6|
|P.O. Box Mr. God & Keys to Success||Grade 7|
|Yato Dharmah Tato Jayah! (Where there is Dharma, there is Victory)||Grade 8|
|Hindu Culture||Grade 9|
|DROP – Dependency, Regret, Obsession, Pessimism;|
|Youth: Keeping the Balance;|
Selected excerpts from the Bhagavad Gita
|Grade 11 & 12|