Bala Vihar®

    • Registration is “Open” for Bala Vihar® (2023-2024) in-person classes on Sundays (10 am to Noon)

    • “We are back to in-person only classes with one session on Sundays from 10 am to Noon.”
    • For any issues with the Bala Vihar® Registration, please contact Mr.Suresh Kumar at 630 362 0104

Chinmaya BalaVihar® / Shishu Vihar

The foundation for a healthy and happy child.

Why Chinmaya Bala Vihar®
Mental strength, emotional strength and cultural connections are critical for today’s children. They are best built when young.

Chinmaya Bala Vihar® offers a structured age-appropriate curriculum based on Hindu scriptures and stories, in a fun atmosphere to enrich your children to become strong, successful, cultured adults.

Operating in Chicagoland for over 30 years, Chinmaya Bala Vihar® has empowered 1000s of children with values and Hindu culture.

Classes on Sundays. 10 am to Noon.  Registration started for 2022-23 Sessions

Sishu Vihar 
Sowing the seeds of spiritual wisdom in young hearts, this class is ideal for children ages 2 and 3 accompanied by parents. Children are introduced to Ganesha, Krishna and Shiva through nursery rhyme style bhajans, epic stories, yoga and crafts.
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Bala Vihar® Curriculum and Methodology

Bala Vihar® offers an energetic, interactive and fun education led by trained and loving teachers, where children:

  • Learn universal values and essentials of Hindu dharma based on Ramayana, Bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita and other stories
  • Learn to think, discuss and meditate
  • Learn to chant popular shlokas and stotras
  • Learn to sing and perform bhajans
  • Perform skits and dances
  • Celebrate major festivals together
  • Contribute to Service Projects

Adult Study Groups –

Discussion-based education on Hindu Vedanta texts to lead a balanced life leading to spiritual growth.

Additional Classes

(Shlokas chanting) Stuti Vandana
Bhagavad Geeta Chanting
Swaranjali (bhajans)
Vedic Chanting
Vishnu Sahasranamam
Sanskrit & Telugu classes
Vocal Sanskrit classes
ACT/SAT Coaching classes
Math Enrichment Classes
Rudram/Chamakam chanting


The vision of Chinmaya Swaranjali is to develop skills in devotional music with focus on sur/shruthi, taal and lyrics in different languages.

Shishu Vihar

This class is ideal for children ages 2 and 3 accompanied by parents.  Children are introduced to Ganesha, Krishna and Shiva through nursery rhyme style bhajans, epic stories, yoga and crafts.

Stuti Vandana

 ‘Stuti Vandana’ is a collection of famous stotras put together by our mission members. Children receive a medal for each stotra that they have memorized. In this program every child is a winner for life.

What do Bala Vihar® parents and children say?

Bala Vihar® Curriculum

Bala Vihar® ClassesSyllabus and Approach
Shishu Vihar (ages 2 & 3)Fun introduction to Hindu gods through alphabet safari, stories and music.
Prahalada (PKG, KG)

Importance of values through alphabet safari with stories, arts and crafts.

Nachiketa (Grades 1-2)

Lessons from Ramayana through stories, games, quizzes, arts and crafts.

Shrirama (Grades 3-4)Understanding of God through Srimad Bhagavatam and Introduction to Bhagavad Gita through discussions, games and skits.
Vyasa(Grades 5-6)Introduction to Hindu concepts and Indian culture through discussions, speeches, skits and quizzes.
Shri Krishna (Grades 7-8)Connecting with god, and building values and confidence through Hanuman Chalisa and Bhagavad Gita.
Vishwamitra (Grades 9-10)Deeper understanding of Hinduism and its application through philosophical discussions and stories of saints.
Chinmaya (Grades 11-12)

In-depth Bhagavad Gita and application for life through discussion and debates.