What happens in Bala Vihar?
The best gift you can give your children – mental clarity, emotional strength and cultural connection.
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”
Other Activities for Children
The proof of Chinmaya Bala Vihar are the confident, kind, strong, smart youngsters who have just graduated from Bala Vihar. Watch the compilation of their appreciation for what Chinmaya Mission has given them!
Bala Vihar Curriculum
|Bala Vihar Groups||Text Books||Syllabus & Teachers Reference|
|Common for all classes||Hridi Bhavayami, My Prayers, Great Saints: Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Tejomayananda, Swami Viveknanda||Invocation & Gurustotram, Daily Prayers, Kanakadhara Stotram Bhagavad Geeta Chanting: Chapter 2|
|Prahalada (PKG, KG)||Tarangini Volume 1 & 2, Tell me a story – Part 1||Teacher’s Reference: The Alphabet Safari, Stories, Arts, Crafts, Games and Quizzes.|
|Nachiketa (Grades 1-2)||Bala Ramayana, Tarangini Volume 3, 4, 5 & 6, Tell Me a Story – Part 2||Teacher’s Reference: Bala Ramayana, Hanuman the Superman Stories, Arts, Crafts, Games and Quizzes|
|Shrirama (Grades 3-4)||Bala Bhagavatam, Tarangini Volume 7, Pride Goeth Before a Fall (values), Art of God Symbolism||Teacher’s Reference: Bala Bhagavatam, My twenty-four teachers, Krishna Krishna Everywhere Skits, Quizzes & Geeta Quiz|
|Vyasa(Grades 5-6)||Tell Me a Story – Part 3, Parables, Why do We||Teacher’s Reference: Symbolism in Hinduism, India the Sacred Land Extempore speech, Skits, Tests & Quizzes, Topics from ‘Hindu Culture’|
|Shri Krishna (Grades 7-8)||Hanuman Chalisa, Values, Geeta Chapter XII, Shlokas 13 – 19), I Love you Letters||Teacher’s Reference: P.O. Box Mr. God, Key to Success, Yato Dharma Tato Jayah|
|Vishwamitra (Grades 9-10)||Self Unfoldment, Hinduism – Frequently Asked Questions, Great Saints – Adi Shankaracharya, Narasimha Mehta||Teacher’s Reference: Hindu Culture, Self Unfoldment Extempore Speeches, Skits, Geeta Quizzes, Written Assignments, Discussions, Debates on current topics|
|Chinmaya (Grades 11-12)||On Wings and Wheels, Geeta for Yuva, Great Saints – Adi Shankaracharya, Narasimha Mehta||Teacher’s Reference: Geeta for me Extempore Speeches, Skits, Geeta Quizzes, Written Assignments, Discussions, Debates on current topics|