Program Highlights

Invocation Prayers

We start the fun-filled class by first invoking the Gods and the Goddesses. The peace invocation prayer-“Om Sahanavavatu” and Datta Stavam is chanted by all the kids.

Yoga

Triyoga
Triyoga, which is a complete and revolutionary system based in ancient Yoga is taught to the kids.

Slokas

The kids of each group learn slokas on appropriate levels of difficulty. These shlokas are on various Gods and Goddesses like Ganapathi, Vishnu, Shiva, Guru, Hanuman, Rama, Devi, Lakshmi, Saraswathi, morning and evening prayers, etc. Some examples include Ajam Nirvikalpam, Ganesha Pancaratnam, Siva Pancakshari, Lingashtakam,Madhurashtakam, Bhagawad Gita etc.

Stories/Arts and Crafts

Stories
Stories from Panchatantra, Amarachitra kathas and other moral stories identifying various Gods are recited to the kids. The kids participate in quizzes and assignments on the ancient culture of Hinduism and learn to become good human beings. Some examples of stories taught are religious Festivals and their significance, lives of various saints and leaders, Bala Bhagavatam, Ramayanam, Guru Charitra, Hanuman Charitra, Mahabharatam. During festival seasons, the students are encouraged to perform art and craft work like Rangoli, Clay-work, drawing to develop their creativity and learn the Indian traditions and art.

Bhajans

Bhajans composed by Parama Poojya Sri Ganapati Sachchidananda Swamiji on various Gods and Goddesses in Sanskrit/Hindi are taught to the kids.

Language Classes

Currently Telugu language is being taught by volunteer teachers to interested students. As more kids with different language interests come forward, other languages will be added. Spoken and written language is taught in the one hour session. Kids meet twice a month.

Srimad Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita chanting is being taught by volunteer teachers to interested students in one hour session conducted twice a month.

Sri Vishnu Sahasranama

Sri Vishnu Sahasranama chanting is being taught by volunteer teachers to interested students in one hour session conducted twice a month.

Aarti and Prasad

Aarti

The program concludes with the kids taking part in the Aarti. The Universal Arati – Om Jaya Jagadeesha Hare is sung and the kids perform Aarti to the God. Following this, Prasad and snacks are served.