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Curriculum

The Balavihar classes encompass a large segment of Hindu culture, mythology and values. After regularly attending the Balavihar classes, children become knowledgeable about what Hinduism and Vedanta is all about. They also learn various Indian Languages, learn to chant many popular slokas and sing Bhajans. Registered Students will be able to access the details of class lesson plans on the website, of what was taught in each Balavihar class.

 BALAVIHAR   SYLLABUS 2017 - 18

Format of Balavihar Classes

Balavihar class segment Details

Instruction segment

  • Vedanta philosophy and concepts(for senior classes)
  • Stories from the Hindu scriptures
  • Festivals and their significance
  • Crafts, picture painting etc (for Grade 1 and below)

Bhajan and Sloka segment

In this segment, popular slokas and bhajans are taught to the children

CLASS

TEXT/SYLLABUS

SLOKAS

MADHURAM  (Sweetness)

Toddlers  (Age 3-4)

Glory of Ganesha , One Lord So many Forms

Ganesha, Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Lakshmi, Saraswathi  (varies)

AMRUTHAM  (Nectar)

Pre-K  (Age 4-5)

Glory of Ganesha, Triads,One Lord So many Forms

Ganesha, Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Lakshmi, Saraswathi  (varies)

PREMAM  (Love)

Kindergarten (Age 5-6)

Alphabet Safari

Ganesha, Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Lakshmi, Saraswathi  (varies)

SATHYAM (Truth)

Grade 1 (Age 6-7)

Bala Ramayanam

Guru Stotram

Lingashtakam

DHAIRYAM  (Courage)

Grade 2 (Age 7-8)

The Superman Hanuman

Guru Stotram

Hanuman Chalisa

VIVEKAM  (Discrimination)

Grade 3 (Age 8-9)

Bala Bhagavatam

Guru Stotram

Madhurashtakam

Achyutashtakam

SHANTHAM  (Peace)

Grade 4  (Age 9-10)

Krishna Krishna Everywhere & My 24 Preceptors

Guru Stotram

Ganga Stotram

GYANAM  (Knowledge)

Grade 5 (Age 10-11)

Symbolism in Hinduism

Guru Stotram

Gurupaduka  Stotram

DHARMAM  (Righteousness)

Grade 6  (Age 11-12)

Awakening Indians to India                                                 We Can! We Must!

Geeta Dhyana Shlokam

Tapovana Shatkam

VIJAYAM  (Victory)

Grade 7 (Age 12-13)

P.O.Box Mr.God,  Keys to Success

Geeta Dhyana Shlokam

Mantra Pushpam

Na Karmana

SHRAVANAM  (Listening)

Grade 8  (Age 13-14)

Yato Dharmah Tato Jayah

Geeta Dhyana Shlokam

Dakshinamoorthy Stotram

TEJOMAYAM  (Glorious)

Grade 9

Hindu Culture

Drop -  It's easy

Vedic Arati (Na Karmana)

Chinmaya Ashtottaram

Dakshinamoorthy Stotram

Sree Suktam

TAPOVANAM (Forest of penance)

Grade 10-12

Bhagavad Geeta Ch 7 -12

Vedic Arati (Na Karmana)

Chinmaya Ashtottaram

Dakshinamoorthy Stotram

Sree Suktam

CHAITANYAM  (Consciousness)

Adult Study group I

Tattva Bodha

Guru Paduka Stotram

DARSHANAM (Holy vision)

Adult Study group II

Bhagavad Gita Video discourses of Gurudev

Guru Paduka Stotram

CHINTANAM  (Contemplation)

Adult Study group III

Easy Sanskrit/ Geetha Study

Guru Paduka Stotram

MANANAM  (Reflection)

Adult Study group IV

Self Unfoldment

Guru Paduka Stotram

PARAYANAM ( Holy Recitation)

Adult Study group V

Chinmaya  Hymns

Guru Paduka Stotram, Slokathon slokas