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.
Hindu Heritage Family Camp
August 3rd to 5th, 2018 - The 3-day Hindu Heritage Family Camp, an annual program of the Temple will be held this year at Versailles State Park, Indiana.
Camp activities include:
- Talks on Hindu Dharma
- Art and Craft Workshops
Please download the registration form, print and bring it to temple. (Since there are limited slots, campers will be registered on a first come first serve basis)
For further information, please contact Chetan Dave at Chetan.Dave@htci.org
Children and Youth Corner
Balagokulam and Chetana Classes (2018/2019)
Registration is now going on 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 12, 2018 - Start of Classes for the 2018/2019 year
- Registration for 2018/2019 is closed. Please contact the HTCI office for more information in case you have recently moved to area.
- HTCI family membership ($100) for 2018.
- Balagokulam registration fee ($50) per child for Books and other resources.
Balagokulam and Chetana Overview
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.
Balagokulam classes are conducted in groups based on school grade levels:
- KG (Dhruv)
- 1st (Eklavya)
- 2nd (Prahalad)
- 3rd (Arjun)
- 4th (Krishna)
- 5th (Ram)
- 6th (Lakshman)
- 7th-8th (Shiva)
- 9th-12th (Chetana)
Timings: Balagokulam classes are held every Sunday from 10:30 am to noon.
Timings: Chetana classes meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month from 10:30-noon.
Note: Every month 2nd Sunday during Geeta Mandal from 10am-noon.
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.
For more information please email:
- Chetan Dave - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Priyesh Kheradia - email@example.com
- Hansa Dave - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kumar Dave - email@example.com
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.
- Kindergarteners send an email to Druv
- First Graders send an email to Eklavya
- Second Graders send an email to Prahalad
- Third Graders send an email to Arjun
- Fourth & Fifth Graders send an email to Krishna
- Fifth Graders send an email to Ram
- Sixth & Seventh Graders send an email to Brahma
- Eighth Graders send an email to Mahesh
- Freshman to Chetana Grade send an email to Chetana
HTCI Balagokulam prArthanA - assembly song.