The goal of Bala Vihar is to “wake up the sleeping giant” in our children and inspire them to reach their maximum potential by imparting a value-based education through a specially designed age appropriate curriculum that have been created by our Chinmaya Acharya’s.

To understand the value of the Bala Vihar classes for children, we paraphrase the words of our Guruji Swami Tejomayananda:

  • To teach children about our ancient culture and heritage, so they understand their roots
  • To create self-confidence and leadership skills to serve and act cheerfully
  • To provide a loving atmosphere where children grow with noble ideals, healthy emotions and the ability to put these ideals into action

Here is a wonderful video about Bala Vihar by Swami Sarveshananda:

The children are taught by a team of trained and dedicated volunteer teachers, many of whom have been through Chinmaya Bala Vihar in their childhood.

Chinmaya Class Grades Syllabus*
Bharadwaj Pre-k and Kindergarten Alphabet Safari – a safari of values

Bhajans and Stotra’s

Arts and Crafts

Bhagavad Gita Chanting

Dhruva Grades 1 and 2 Bala Ramayana

Guru Stotram

Sri Hanuman, the Super Superman

Introduction to Hanuman Chalisa

Bhagavad Gita Chanting

Sandeepany Grades 3, 4 and 5 Bala Bhagavatam

Dasavatara Stotram

Krishna Krishna Everywhere

My 24 Gurus

Symbolism in Hinduism

Ganesha Pancharatnam

Bhagavad Gita Chanting

Vyasa Grades 6,7 and 8 Yato Dharma Tato Jaya

India, My Sacred Land

Vande mataram

P O Box Mr. God

Key to Success

Sri Rama Stuti

Bhagavad Gita Chanting

Chinmayam Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 Hindu Culture

Guru Padukastotram

Vision of Bhagavad-Gita

Self Unfoldment

Bhagavad Gita Chanting

*Note: the teachers will select the specific topic/text book for each year.

Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be litSwami Chinmayananda