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posted Apr 25, 2018, 12:29 PM by Bala Kakshya South Bay

Camp Panini 
Summer Day Camp for children in the South Bay 
Monday, July 16, 2018 till Friday, July 20, 2018 from 9 AM till 3 PM.
Extended day care is available till 5 PM everyday.
Dates: Monday, July 16, 2018 till Friday, July 20, 2018 

Time: 9 AM till 3 PM; Extended day care available till 5 PM (For additional $25 per day)

Venue: Little Champs, 5178 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

Contact Persons: Hariprasad Bommiganti: 408 431 9214; Pavan Kumar: 409 796 9680

Fees: $250 (sibling and referral discounts available)

Eligibility: Children entering 1st Grade to 8th Grade in Sep, 2018
No prior knowledge of Samskritam is required. 

Fun interactive sessions with experienced Samskrita Bharati instructors; Conversational Samskritam and Devanagari-script writing, yoga, games, skits and much more.
Questions? Please email 

Registration for 2018-2019 open now!

posted Apr 22, 2017, 2:27 PM by Bala Kakshya South Bay   [ updated Aug 21, 2018, 1:28 PM ]

Fee Structure (Includes Books and Tuition):

$400 per child. Sibling discount available.

Classes will be held on Saturdays from 9:00 AM-10:45AM

First day of classes - September 8, 2018


DeAnza College, Cupertino


Registration closes on Sep 5

2016-2017 Open House details

posted Aug 3, 2016, 8:05 PM by Easwaran Raman   [ updated Aug 18, 2016, 6:57 AM ]

We have scheduled the following open houses for Balakendra classes in 2016-2017. 

  • Cupertino open house
When: Aug 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM
Where: Little Champs, 5178 Moorpark Avenue, San Jose, CA-95129
  • Palo Alto open house
WhenSep 11, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Where: TBD
This orientation session will be followed by regular classes. Children can attend these first day classes free of charge. 
  • Evergreen open house
When: Aug 28, 2016 at 4:00 PM
Where: Evergreen Montessori school, 3122 Fowler Road, San Jose, CA 95135

श्लोक स्पर्धा २०१५

posted Apr 28, 2015, 1:50 PM by Lakshmi V   [ updated May 2, 2015, 1:04 PM ]

अप्रिल मासे २५ दिने सनातन धर्म केन्द्रे श्लोकस्पर्धा सम्यक् अभवत् | अस्मिन वर्षे श्री भर्तृहरे: नीतिशतकात् उद्धृत कानिचन श्लोकानि बालका:  कण्ठस्थिकृत्य स्वरलयसहित शुद्धउच्चारणेन प्रदर्शितवन्त: |  हे उत्सुकछात्रा:, कस्यचित् कालानन्तरम् प्राय: संपूर्णसुभाषितं वक्तुं विस्मरणं भवेयु: | तथापि तेषां अर्थान् सदा मनसि एव स्थापयन्तु, कदापि न विस्मरन्तु | जीवने आवश्यकं मार्गदर्शक: भवति | पुन: अभिनन्दनानि !
Shloka Spardha was conducted on Apr 25, 2015 in Sanatana Dharma Kendra. Shlokas were chosen from Bhartuhari's Neetishatakam.  They were rendered excellently by the children with clear diction and chandas. Although it is possible to forget the recitation of the Subhashitas over the course of time, please do remember their meaning always.  Values taught in these shlokas will certainly guide you in your life.  Congratulations!

Value of Pi

posted Mar 15, 2015, 3:32 PM by hariprasad bommaganti

I learnt yesterday from my students that it was "Pi" day. And incidentally, we were in our class right around the "Pi" time - 3/14/15 9:26AM (3.1415926). I am restating some relevant shlokAs related to history of Pi and saMskRutaM. Something for us to learn and ponder about the wonder of the language and the depth of intellectual knowledge that pervaded  back then.

Source: wikipedia [1]

Aryabhata worked on the approximation for pi (\pi), and may have come to the conclusion that \pi is irrational. In the second part of the Aryabhatiyam (gaṇitapāda 10), he writes:

caturadhikam śatamaṣṭaguṇam dvāṣaṣṭistathā sahasrāṇām
ayutadvayaviṣkambhasyāsanno vṛttapariṇāhaḥ.
"Add four to 100, multiply by eight, and then add 62,000. By this rule the circumference of a circle with a diameter of 20,000 can be approached."


Here is a beautiful shlokA about kRuShNaH (written by Swami BharatItIrthaH [2]) 

गोपी भाग्य मधुव्रात शृङ्गीशोदधिसन्धिग |
खलजीवति खाताव गलहालारसन्धर ||

But then, use KATAPAYAADI SamkhyA [3] to decipher above shlokA, you get value of Pi upto 31 decimals!
ka कkha खga गgha घ nga ङ ca च cha छ ja ज jha झ nya ञ 
ṭa टṭha ठḍa डḍha ढṇa णta तtha थda दdha धna न
pa पpha फba बbha भma म-----
ya यra रla लva वśha शsha षsa सha ह--

We will leave that part of deriving 31 digits of Pi as an exercise.

~ BK Teachers

[2] Science in Sanskrit, Published by SamskritaBharati

ShlokaspardhA 2015

posted Mar 12, 2015, 11:00 PM by hariprasad bommaganti   [ updated Mar 12, 2015, 11:01 PM ]

REGISTER SOON to avail early bird discounts!

नूतनसंवत्सरस्य शुभाशया:!

posted Jan 2, 2015, 8:42 PM by Lakshmi V

शव: Jan ३ दिनाके बालकक्षा विरामदिनानि अनन्तरम् पुन: प्रारम्भम् अस्ति | कृपया यथावत्  9:15AM तत्र आगच्छतु |  प्रौढकक्षाम् अपि वर्तते सार्धनववदनेत: सार्धदशवादने पर्यन्तम् |  एतस्मिन् संवत्सरे संस्कृत्कुटुम्बं भविष्याम: इति निश्चयित्वा प्रतिसप्ताहं कक्षां आगच्छन्तु | भवतां बालानाम् मन:सु संस्कृतपाठनाय प्रोत्साहं जनयन्ति | 

Wish you all a Happy New Year!  
Balakakshaa classes resume tomorrow Jan 3rd at 9:15 AM.  Adult classes are also beginning at the same Little Champs location between 9:30AM - 10:30AM.  Please resolve to start this New Year with Sanskrit lessons for the whole family.  This will also enthuse your children for learning Sanskrit.

BK teachers

गीता जयन्ती

posted Jan 2, 2015, 8:17 PM by Lakshmi V

Dec २१ तमे गीता जयन्ती कार्यक्रमं श्रीकृष्णमन्दिरे सम्यक् प्रचलितवति |  हरि महोदय: तदनन्तरं अधोलिखित इ-संदेशं प्रेषितवान् |


भानुवासरे गीताजयन्तीकार्यक्रमे सर्वे सोत्साहं भागं स्वीकुतवन्तः तदर्थम् अनेके धन्यवादाः| अस्माकं बालानां प्रदर्शनम् अतीव रमणीयम् आसीत्| तेषाम् अभ्युत्साहेन "संस्कृतभाषा  - न केवलं मृदुला अपि च सरला" इति बोधितवन्तः| एतस्य कारणं न केवलं एते बाला: तेषां मतपितृणां प्रोत्साहनं समर्थनं च| तेभ्यः अस्माकं  कृतज्ञतां दर्शयामः| भवन्तः कार्यक्रमस्य चित्रमुद्रणं अत्र द्रष्टुं शक्नुवन्ति (|

यथा गोविन्दमहोदयः सूचितवान अस्मिन वर्षे संस्कृतभारत्याः विंशतितम: वर्षः| एतस्य कृते अपि वयं सोत्साहं कार्यक्रमान रचयामः दर्शयामः च| ये अस्मिन कार्यक्रमे भागं न स्वीकृतवन्तः ते अपि आगमनसमये भागं स्वीकुर्वन्ति इति आशामहे| "

On Sunday, gItAjayantI was conducted with a lot of enthusiasm. Our children also presented the song and skit beautifully. They should us by example that SamsKrutaM is not just a melodious language but easy to learn as well. We didn't have too much time between deciding the skit/song and the event itself. Children (and of course parents), deserve a lot of credit for making this event a success - Very Well Done!

As Govinda mahodaya stated, this year marks 20th year of SB in USA. We will surely have other programs to make this milestone memorable. We sincerely hope that children who missed participating in gItAjayanthI can join us in future events along with parents' volunteering to make the events a success.

New Location for Balakakshaa 2014-2015

posted Sep 29, 2014, 11:41 AM by Lakshmi V

sarvebhyaH namaH                                                                                                                                      

We welcome you to bAlakakshA 2014-15. This is a reminder that we will have an orientation session for new parents to enroll their children into bAlakakshA on Sept 6th, 2014 at 9:30AM at Little Champs,
5178 Moorpark Ave, San Jose- CA-95129

Please help spread the word!

Our regular classes will commence on Sept 20, 2014. Please ensure your child is registered for the class early. 

To enroll  your child  go to  bAlakakshA SouthBay Registration   

(Note: currently website is not updated to allow registrations for FY 2014-15).
If you have any questions, please reply back to us.

BK Teachers

Balakakshaa 2014-2015

posted Sep 29, 2014, 11:39 AM by Lakshmi V   [ updated Sep 29, 2014, 2:43 PM ]

           स्वागतम्!   नूतन  शैक्षिणवर्ष: (2014-2015) आरब्धवत स्म | अस्मिन् वर्षे पञ्च गणा: सन्ति - मथुरा, गोकुलम्, वृन्दावनं, अवन्तिका, द्वारका चेति गणानां नामानि |  एतस्मिन् जालपुटे उपयुज्य  कक्षायां किं पाठम् प्रचलति गृहपाठम् किं अस्ति च इति शिक्षका: प्रकाशयिष्यन्ति | अन्यविषयान् - यदि  कक्षा अस्ति वा नास्ति, परीक्षा कदा, परीक्षार्थं किं पठनीयम्, गीता जयन्ति, श्लोकास्परधा  र्इत्यादि घटनानां सूचना अपि अत्रैव भवति |  एतत् जालपूठम् "बूक्मर्क" कृत्वा प्रतिसप्ताहं पश्यन्तु |  

बालकक्ष्या: शिक्षका:/शिक्षिका:

A new academic year has begun for balakakshaa.  There are five classes  - Mathura, Gokulam, Vrindavanam, Avantika and Dvaaraka.  This website is meant for communicating to the parents on topics such as classwork, homework and event announcements. Please bookmark this website and check every weekend for updates.

With regards
Balakakshaa Teachers

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