Vedic Heritage Youth Camps 2016

Please click here to register for the Badri Youth Camp (July 18th - 24th, 2016)
Topics: "The Creation and The Creator" (Grades: 7th - 12th) &
"Timeless Values" (For Grades: KG - 6th)
Early Bird Registration till June 15th, 2016. Add $25/family from June 16th, 2016.

Please click here to register for the Yamunotri Youth Camp (June 13th - 19th, 2016)
Topics: "Learn to Serve & Serve to Learn" (Grades: 7th - 12th) &
Why do we? (For Grades: KG - 6th)

Pujya Gurudev's Birth Centenary Celebrations at Badri on Sunday, May 8, 2016. Due to this occasion our Bala Vihar session will be a combined session from 9 am - 11 am. Both sessions will meet during this time. All are requested to attend this auspicious occasion.

Upcoming Events

Regional Gita Chanting Competition on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 1:00 pm (SHARP)

Participants are expected to know all the 27 verses of chapter 14 though they are not expected to chant all 27. Participating centers Badri/Yamunotri/NWI/Peoria/SpringField(IL) centers. Only winners from the local competition are eligible to participate. Please contact Mrs. Sudha Gouthama (630-682-9341). Please note that registration and badge pick-up starts at 12.30 pm.

Pujya Gurudev's Jayanti Celebration (Birth Centenary Celebrations) - Sunday, May 8th, 2016 (9:00 AM - 11:00 AM)

Combined session (9 am - 11 am)
Procession, Purna Kumbham, Paduka Puja, Stuti, Bhajan, Acharya's Message, Aarthi, and Maha Prasadam Lunch.

Monthly Bhajan on Saturday, May 14th, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Paduka Puja will start at 6:00 pm.)

Location: Mrs. Reeta Hoskote's House at 1520 Saranell Ave, Naperville, IL 60540. Please RSVP to the host at 630-730-9399.
As part of the Monthly bhajan, Guru Paduka Puja will be performed before the bhajan. Please let the host know if you want to sponsor the Guru Pakuka Puja.

Mother's Day Grand Gala Celebrations - Sunday, May 15th, 2016 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)

Please note that this year our Mother's Day Celebration & Picnic will be on Sunday, May 15th, a week after the actual Mother's Day -- this is because Gurudev's Birth Centenary Celebrations will be on May 8, 2016.
Matru Puja, Children's Cultural Program, Aarthi & Concluding Prayers followed by Variety Lunch & Picnic prepared by Fathers. Please sign up for volunteering for this Great Event. Only Fathers allowed for volunteering. Please click here for details.
Due to limited parking space availability we kindly request you to car pool (ride-share) as much as you can!
Otherwise, please use our alternate permitted parking locations listed below (We will provide to and fro transportation to these locations.):
  1. DuPage Interventions
    11 S. 250 Street, Route 83
    Willowbrook, Illinois 60527
  2. Argonne Park (Picnic area parking only)
    9700 South Cass Avenue, Argonne Illinois 60439 (Directions - Take South Cass Avenue Exit from I-55, go past 91st street, After approximately half mile, take left turn to enter through the gate of Argonne Park. Please park in the parking area.)
  3. Anne M Jeans Elementary School
    91 st Street (located 1 Block West of Route 83)
    Their street address is (for GPS): 16W631 91st St, Willowbrook, IL 60527-6126
  4. Burr Ridge Middle School
    91 st Street (located East of Route 83)
    Their street address is (for GPS): 15W451 91st St, Burr Ridge, IL 60527

Guru Paduka Puja Sponsorship:

Please click here to sponsor Guru Paduka Puja at your home or at the Badri Shrine.
Please click here to download the mp3 Guru Ashtottara Shata Namavali.
Please click here to download the pdf version Guru Ashtottara Shata Namavali.
Please click here to view the items required to perform the Guru Paduka Puja.
Please click here to read the significance of Guru Paduka Puja by Pujya Gurudev.



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