Balagokulam

Hindu Temple of Central Indiana

What is Balagokulam?

Gokulam is where Krishna’s magical childhood days were spent. It was here that his divine powers came to light.

Balagokulam is a program for children to discover and manifest that divinity. It enables Hindu children in the United States to form their positive Hindu-American identity, to appreciate their cultural roots and to learn Hindu values. These crucial and essential developments are accomplished through Games, Yoga, Stories, Bhajans, Shlokas, Arts and Crafts. Balagokulam and Chetana (Youth) programs are of 90 minutes duration that includes various activities related to physical, intellectual and spiritual needs.

The program is taught by a dedicated team of Teachers, most of them who either had their children go through the same program, or who currently have their children enrolled in the program. With the blessings of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, the Purna Vidya (Vedic Heritage Teaching Program) is being followed in the curriculum.

“EVERY CHILD HAS THAT SPARK OF DIVINITY WITHIN.” –SWAMI VIVEKANANDA

Hindu Heritage Family Camp

August 18 to August 20, 2017 - The 3-day Hindu Heritage Family Camp an annual program of the Temple was held this year at Bradford Woods in Martinsville, Indiana.

Camp activities include:

  • Yoga
  • Games
  • Talks on Hindu Dharma
  • Art and Craft Workshops

Please register at this link. (Since there are limited slots, campers will be registered on a first come first serve basis)

For further information, please contact Priyesh Kheradia at priyesh.kheradia@htci.org

Children and Youth Corner

Balagokulam and Chetana Classes (2017/2018)

Registration is now closed for Balagokulam and Chetana Classes held at the Hindu Temple of Central Indiana. The classes are catered towards Children and Youth (KG to 12th Grade).

Quarter 1 Calendar

August 13, 2017 - Start of Classes for the 2017/2018 year

Upcoming Events

Diwali Programs

  • To be updated.

Balagokulam Registration

  • Registration for this year is now closed. Please contact the HTCI office for more information.

Fee Details

1. HTCI family membership ($100) for 2017.

2. Balagokulam registration fee ($50) for Books and other resources.

Balagokulam and Chetana Overview

Admission

Balagokulam is an HTCI sponsored program. The child needs to be registered for Balagokulam. The parent(s) of Balagokulam students must be members of HTCI.

Children's Classes

Balagokulam classes are conducted in groups based on school grade levels:

  • KG (Dhruv)
  • 1st (Eklavya)
  • 2nd (Prahalad)
  • 3rd (Arjun)
  • 4th (Krishna)
  • 5th (Ram)
  • 6th and 7th (Brahma)
  • 8th (Mahesh)

Timings: Balagokulam classes are held every Sunday from 10:30 am to noon.

Youth Classes

  • Chetana for high school (9th-12th)

Timings: Chetana classes meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month from 10:30-noon.

Themes

Every year the Balagokulam and Chetana classes are conducted based on a theme. The theme for this year is under review. Using the links shown below, you can download the detailed flyers about Balagokulam, and Chetana programs and the calendar of events for this year.

Contacts

For more information please email:

  • Priyesh Kheradia - pkheradia@yahoo.com
  • Hansa Dave - hansadave28@gmail.com
  • Kumar Dave - kdave@sbcglobal.net

Other Classes

Hindi Classes: The Temple is also offering Hindi classes as well which are conducted by Matra Hindi. Please contact Sanjiv Joshi (317) 205 7228 or Rajnish Chauhan (317) 605-7897.

Sanskrit Classes: Free Sanskrit classes on Sundays from 9:15 am to 10:30 am for Children and Adults are conducted by Volunteers. Please contact Sanjay K. (646) 722 0785 for further details.

How to join Balagokulam Mailing List?

Find the Balagokulam Class based on your child's grade. Then click on link to send an email to the address listed for the Balagokulam Class. Please include your Child's name in the Subject field.

  1. Kindergarteners send an email to Druv
  2. First Graders send an email to Eklavya
  3. Second Graders send an email to Prahalad
  4. Third Graders send an email to Arjun
  5. Fourth & Fifth Graders send an email to Krishna
  6. Fifth Graders send an email to Ram
  7. Sixth & Seventh Graders send an email to Brahma
  8. Eighth Graders send an email to Mahesh
  9. Freshman to Chetana Grade send an email to Chetana

HTCI Balagokulam prArthanA - assembly song.

2017-09-newsletter.pdf