Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar

"Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be lit."                                      
– Swami Chinmayananda

Mission Statement

“To help children learn values with fun, to delight like the moon and shine like the sun”

Chinmaya Bala Vihar offers weekly spiritual Vedanta classes for children in their formidable and moulding years (5-12 years).
The aim of Bala Vihar is to help children bloom, grow, and inculcate values through fun-filled activities. Bala Vihar enhances the overall development of the personality of a child at all levels — physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual. Chinmaya Balavihar imparts to the children the glory of our rich culture & heritage, aiming at overall development of the child, thereby helping them to grow into responsible citizens of tomorrow. Balavihar inculcates the eternal values of the Sanatana Dharma, as taught in our scriptures and instills in children a deep reverence to life, nature and all things around them.

What do the children learn?

• Chanting of Bhagawad Geeta, Stotrams and Veda Mantras which give them an urge to learn these man-making scriptures at a later age

• The Values of right living through stories, workshops and other activities

• Face the challenges of the world with confidence and lead a life spreading joy and happiness all around

• Bhajans, stories-telling of devotion and morals and creative games.

The classes, categorised by varying age groups, start and end with Sanskrit prayers. They include chanting, bhajans, stories of devotion and moral values, interactive discussions, and creative games. The 90-minute classes are based on specially designed syllabi, with the aim of accomplishing the Bala Vihar rationale set by Swami Chinmayananda:

• To inculcate in children and youth reverence and pride for our ancient culture, and give them a healthy foundation to build their life

• To provide an atmosphere of growth that is filled with physical discipline, healthy emotions and noble ideas

• To create self-confidence to be able to act and serve cheerfully with true affection

• To provide a vision that generates personal discipline and dynamic leadership

• To nurture their dormant faculties, so that the children can improve, cultivate and express their creative abilities and individuality

• To help our children and youth develop a healthy resistance against peer pressure and the temptations of ‘modern’ society

• To develop love for God and forge a lasting relationship with Him During the weekly classes, and at special events and festival celebrations, both the children and sevaks/sevikas (teachers and administrators) learn the art of living in a loving, nurturing environment of discipline, where their personalities spontaneously blossom at the physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual levels.

Chinmaya Balvihar Vadodara Timings
Timings: Sunday - 9:45 am to 10:45 am
Contact: Umaben Purohit(0256-2466965)
At Chinmaya Sadhana Kendra Vadodara


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Chinmaya Mission Vadodara

Address:Chinmaya Sadhana, Kubereshwar Mahadev Marg, Manjalpur, Vadodara - 390011