Balavihar classes were started in 2002 by Dr. Pushpa Ramakrishna and Dr. Sudha Chandrasekhar when the temple was in the Chandler site. The class was designed to teach children slokams and their meanings and Bhajans. They were then joined by Smt. Padma Aisole and Smt. Sharada Mangal who helped instill in them spiritual and moral values. Kids were divided into three different age groups and taught slokams and values appropriate to their age group. Growing up in the USA the children needed to learn about Hindu culture and beliefs through these classes.
Currently the classes are conducted every Saturday from 5:30pm- 6:45pm by Smt. Malavika Muralidharan and Shri Balaji Soundararajan with Smt. Sandhya Balaji and Sri Balaji as back-up teachers. The children are taught to chant Sri Vishnu Sahasranamam and Hanuman Chalisa. Classes are conducted through the year September through May.
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We are also looking for teachers willing to teach or be back-up teachers. Thanks for volunteering to help teach our children.
Samskrita Bharathi (India/ USA) will conduct free classes on Spoken Sanksrit at Temple Premises from May 14 2016 onwards between 4 PM and 5:00 PM on weekends. Please contact Temple - (480) 785 5217 for more details.