Bala Vihar

The greatest boon given by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda to the younger generation is Bala Vihar.

“Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be LIT. The seed of spiritual values should be sown in young hearts, and the conditions made favourable for sprouting and steady growth through proper control and discipline. It must be cared for with the warmth of love and affection, and such a tree shall blossom forth flowers of brotherhood, universal love, peace, bliss, beauty, and Perfection”
Swami Chinmayananda.

 

Purpose of Bala Vihar
To train the children and inculcate in them the reverence for our ancient culture, and inspire them to live up to it with correct understanding.
To create self-confidence to serve and act cheerfully.
To generate a true affection in all contacts, inculcate personal discipline and a true spirit of leadership.
To provide an atmosphere to grow with noble ideals, healthy emotions and physical discipline.

Dhruva/Prahalada

Pre-School & KG: ages 4-5 yrs 

Syllabus
Invocation & Guru Stotram, Daily Prayers, Sankata Nashana Ganesha Stotram, Ganesha Pancharatnam, Stories based on values, Chinmaya Alphabet,  Arts, Crafts & Games.
Bhagavat Geeta Chapter XVIII ( Shlokas(1-39) recitation

TextBooks
My Prayers
Tarangini Volume 1&2
Tell me a story – part 1

Nachiketa

Grades 1&2

Syllabus
Invocation & Guru Stotram, Daily Prayers, Sharada Stotram, Guru Stotram, Stories based on values, Chinmaya Alphabet,  Arts, Crafts & Games.
Bhagavat Geeta Chapter XVIII ( Shlokas(1-39) recitation

TextBooks
My Prayers
Bala Ramayan
Tarangini Volume 3,4,5 & 6
Tell me a story – part II

Shree Rama

Grades 3&4

Syllabus
Invocation & Guru Stotram, Daily Prayers, Achyutashtakam, Madhurashtakam, skits/quizzes.
Bhagavat Geeta Chapter XVIII ( Shlokas(1-39) recitation

TextBooks
My Prayers
Bala Ramayan
Tarangini Volume 7
Pride Goeth before a fall
Art of god symbolism

Vyasa

Grades 5&6

Syllabus
Invocation & Guru Stotram, Daily Prayers, Rama stotram, Guru Paduka stotram, extempore speeches/skits/quizzes,topics from ‘Hindu Culture’.
Bhagavat Geeta Chapter XVIII Shlokas(1-39) recitation

TextBooks
My Prayers
Tell me a story – Part 3
Parables
Values – Geeta Ch. XII (slokas 13-19)

Shree Krishna

Grades 7&8

Syllabus
Invocation & Guru Stotram, Daily Prayers, Lingashtakam, Tapovan Shatkam,  Extempore speeches/skits/quizzes.
Bhagavat Geeta Chapter XVIII Shlokas(1-39) recitation

TextBooks
My Prayers
I Love you letters
Hanuman Chalisa
Values – Geeta Ch. XIII (Shlokas 7-11)

Vishwamitra

Grades 9&10

Syllabus
Invocation & Guru Stotram, Daily Prayers, Nirvanashatkam, Chinmayashtakam, Extempore Speeches/Skits, Written Assignments, Discussions & Debates.
Bhagavat Geeta Chapter XVIII Shlokas(1-39) recitation

TextBooks
My Prayers
Self Unfoldment
Hinduism – Frequently asked questions

Chinmaya

Grades 11&12

Syllabus
Invocation & Guru Stotram, Daily Prayers, Shishyanushasanam, Taitiriya upanishads, Geeta Dyanam. Extempore Speeches/Skits, Written Assignments, Discussions & Debates on current topics.
Bhagavat Geeta Chapter XVIII Shlokas(1-39) recitation

TextBooks
My Prayers
On Wings & Wheels
Gita for Yuva