Syllabus 2016 – 2017

Group 1

Shlokas

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Sahanavavatu Om Sahanavavatu Annual Day Practice: All shlokas

02/26,02/19, 02/12,
01/29,01/22,12/18,12/11 Practiced all shlokas
12/04 New Shloka, Practiced all the shlokas

Shuklambaradharam Shuklambaradharam  11/20 Practice
Saraswatinamastubhyam Saraswatinamastubhyam  11/20 Practice
Gurur Brahma Gurur Brahma  11/20 Practice

Bhajans

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Amba Pahi Jagadamba Pahi AmbaPahi Page 4 of Bhajan booklet Annual Day Practice: Pranava swaroopam and Jaya Jaya Vani

03/26 New Bhajan, also practice Pranavaswaroopam and Jaya Jaya Vani

Vandesantam Hanumantam  vande-santana-hanumantam  Page 11 of Bhajan booklet 02/26,02/19,02/12 Annual Day Kids need to practice Pranavaswaroopam and Jaya Jaya Vani
01/29,01/22,12/18 Practiced all the bhajans
12/11 Practiced all the bhajans
12/04 Practiced all the bhajans
11/13 Learnt new bhajan, Practiced all the three old bhajans
11/20 Practice
Govinda Kanna  govindakanna Page 5 of Bhajan booklet  10/16 Learnt new bhajan
Jaya Jaya Vani  JayaJayaVani  Page 3 of Bhajan booklet  10/09 – Started Jaya Jay Vani.  Practiced Pranavaswaroopam
Pranavaswaroopam  Pranava Swaroopam  Page 3 of Bhajan booklet  09/11 – Learnt Pranava swaroopam

Story Time

Notes

Story from Panchatantra:
Four educated friends with special skills venture out of their village in search of the livelihood. On their way they find lion bones. With the special skills, first person arranges bones into a skeleton. Second person add flesh, blood, skin, hair and mane but the lion is still dead. Third person plans to bring back the lion to life from dead as Fourth person discourages him. As the Third refuses to heed the good words, Fourth person runs away to save his life. Now the Lion brought back to life pounces on the three and kills them.Moral(s):
You need to understand the results of your actions.
Skills are not enough but one needs common sense.
Knowledge without wisdom is harmful.
02/19
Birth of Hanuman, Birth of Krishna 02/12
Srimadbhagavatham: Mohini Bhasmasura 12/18
Srimadbhagavatham: Kshira Sagara Madhanam 12/11, 12/04
Jataka Tales
Covered narakasura vadha to explain Diwali celebrations.
Dussehra,Mahishasura Mardhani
Moral stories (Two cranes and tortoise, Crane and Crab)

Yoga

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 natural seat, cat rolls, child 2, natural seat, natural rolls, child 2, cats roll,
facedown, cobra 1, cobra 2, boat, bow, cobra 2, child 2, half butter fly twist,
forward bend, knees to chest, tranquility, relaxation, criss cross apple sauce, flowing om arm dance

Group 2

Shlokas

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Ganesha Pancharatna Stotram Page 21/17 Shloka book 2 Annual Day Practice: Datta Stavam

02/26,02/19 Practice
02/12 Started

Datta Stavam Datta_stavam Datta Stava ( Page #7 in Shloka book-2) 02/26,02/19,01/29,01/22,12/18,12/11 , 12/04,11/20 – Practice

11/13 – Learned Verse 9 of “Datta Stavam”. Revised all previous verses

10/23 – Learned Verse 7,8 of “Datta Stavam”

10/16 – Learned Verse 5,6 of “Datta Stavam”, Revised verse all previous verses

10/09 – Learned Verse 4 of “Datta Stavam” Revised verse 1,2,3

09/25 – Learned Verse 2,3 of “Datta Stavam” Revised verse 1

Bhajans

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O my guru  Oh My Guru Infinite Page 9 of Bhajan booklet Annual Day Practice Shankara Shiva, Oh My Guru

Learnt and practiced new bhajan.

Srinivasa Govinda srinivasa-govinda Page 9 of Bhajan booklet 02/26,02/19,02/12 Annual Day bhajan selection.  Srinivasa Govinda, Shankara Shiva
01/29,01/22,12/18, 12/11 Practiced all bhajans
12/04 New Bhajan, practiced old bhajans
11/20 Practice
11/13 Learnt new bhajan, Practiced all the three old bhajans
Shankara Shiva shankara-shiva Page 8 of Bhajan booklet 11/20 Practice

11/13 Learnt new bhajan, Practiced all the three old bhajans

Datta Tumahi datta-tumahi Page 6 of Bhajan booklet 10/16 – Learnt New Bhajan
Mahaganapati Mahaganapati Page 3 of Bhajan booklet 09/25 – Practiced Mahaganapatim whole Bhajan. Most kids know the bhajan pretty well. Need more practice.
Girisa Sati girisa-sati Page 5 of Bhajan booklet 10/9 – Started the bhajan. Practice daily once.

Story Time

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Rama and Anjaneya fight. Anjaneya proves that the japa of mantra manifests the deity in the heart and that is more powerful than the person. 02/12
Hanuman bridges a gap between shatakanta lanka and ayodhya
Rama attacks shatakanta ravana.
Site and Hanuman save the day in battle.
01/22
Ravana fights with Hanuman and falls unconscious.
Vanaras are all unconscious. Hanuman carries sanjeevani mountain
Battle resumes. Lakshmana falls unconscious
Hanuman gets Sanjeevani again.
Rama defeats ravana.
12/18
Fight begins with ravana.

Indrajit ties Rama and Lakshmana down with snake arrow. Garuda saves his master.

Miravana kidnaps Rama and Lakshmana.
Hanuman goes to the nether world and finds miravana sister Durdhandi.
Hanuman uses Durdhandi to get thru security.
Hanuman fights with matsyavallabha, his son.
Hanuman fights miravana and the quashed his 5 bees and kills him.
Hanuman returns before day break with Rama and Lakshmana.

12/11
Hanuman burns Lanka
Hanuman comes back to Rama.
Hanuman carries Rama and Lakshmana to shore.
Rama asks ocean to dry up.
Vibhishana seeks refuge.
Canada’s start building a bridge.
12/04
Hanuman sees Sita in Ashok Vana.
Ravana visits Sita.
Trijata speaks of a bad dream
Hanuman approaches Sita cautiously.
Hanuman praises more Rama
Sita gives a private story of Rama and jewel from her hair to Hanuman.
Hanuman creates havoc in Ashok Vana
Hanuman is captured by instant and Taken to Ravana.
11/20
Hanuman starts the journey to cross the ocean.
Story of Mainaka, Hanuman does not become lazy and rest.
Celestial test by sending Surasa. Hanuman enters surasa mouth and exits showing quick wit.
Simhika tries to capture Hanuman using his shadow. He flies thru her mouth and defeat her.
Hanuman reached Lanka and wonders at its beauty.
Hanuman changed form to become small and enters the North gate during the night. He faces and defeats Lankini.
Hanuman collects intelligence on Lanka, sees ravana, and others asleep.
Hanuman enters Ashok Vana.
11/13
Vali is killed by Rama.
Sugeeva becomes king
Search for Sita begins and Hanuman is given special jewellery by Rama.
Vanaras get trapped in cave and are set free by swayamprabha.
Sampati gives them the whereabouts of Sita.
10/23
Vali and sugriva gain a lot of powers.
Hanuman becomes minister of Vali and Sugriva minister
Vali kills dundhubi and gets cursed by matanga muni to never enter Rushyamuka hill.
Vali fights with a rakshasa and trapped in cave.
Sugreeva becomes king after Hanuman convinces him.
Vali fights sugreeva.
Hanuman leaves with Sugreeva.
Hanuman discovers sita screaming from Ravana’s chariot and jewels are thrown down in a piece of cloth by Sita.
Hanuman meets Rama.
Rama proves to Sugreeva that he is powerful by flicking Dundhubis skeleton to fall miles apart and splitting 7 trees with an arrow.
Rama strikes a deal with sugreeva to help kill vali in return for help finding Sita.
10/16
Hanuman is born
Hanuman entries to eat the sun
Hanuman is blessed with many powers
Hanuman learns from Sun as guru
Sun God, Sanjana Devi and Chaya Devi and birth of Yama, Yamuna, Sani. Suvarchala Devi born out of suns luminance.
Hanuman gets married to Suvarchala Devi.
Both have meditative bodies that meditate on tirumala hills.
Hanuman lives in normal body.
10/09
Vishnu defeats donkey demon and sets up for Shiva to be born as Hanuman.
One Moral Story and a story from Bhagavatam – Gajendra Mokham
09/25
Yoga Notes
cat roll, child 2, cat,mountain,cobra,shalabasana,natural seat, flowing om dance.

  1. sun salutation, mountain, cat roll, child 2, cat, gate prep, gate, leg back, cobra 3,
    child 2 (other side), natural seat, serenity, cows head, serenity twist,
    (other side) flowing om arm dance.

Group 3

Shlokas

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Nama Ramayanam Nama Ramayanam Page #52 in Shloka book-2 Annual Day Practice Nama Ramayana
02/26,02/19 Practice
12/18 – Learned the last 24 verses.
Revised twice and then each student took turn to say it independently. The next sessions will be focused on memorizing the verses (all 108)12/11 – Practice and learning next 24 lines12/04 – next 6 verses11/20 Practice11/13 – Learned next 7 lines10/23 – Learned next 14 lines
10/16 – Learned next 14 lines 10/09 – Learned next 8 lines 09/25 – Learned next 8 lines

Bhajans

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Pavo Sharana Pavo Sharana Page 8 of Bhajan booklet Annual Day Practice: Siddhiduta, Chandi
02/26 – New Bhajan
Vande Mukundam Vande Vande Mukundam Page 10 of Bhajan booklet 02/19,02/12,01/29, 01/22, Practiced all bhajans
Shankara Shiva  shankara-shiva  Page 8 of Bhajan booklet 12/18,  12/11 – Completed, Practiced all bhajans
Guru Ke Saman Nahi guru-ke-saman-nahi Page 7 of Bhajan booklet 12/04,11/20 – Practice

11/13 – Started New Bhajan, Revised Jaya Jaya Vindhya

Jaya Jaya Vindhya jaya-jaya-vindhya Page 5 of Bhajan booklet 10/23 – Completed the Bhajan

10/16 – Started New Bhajan

Siddiduta Sidhdhiduta Buddhinatha Page 3 of Bhajan booklet
Jaya Lambodara Jaya Lamodara Pahimam Page 2 of Bhajan booklet 09/25 – Completed the bhajan
Chandi Chandasura Damani chandi-chandasura-damani Page 4 of Bhajan booklet 10/09 – Completed

09/25 – Started, taught the first charana

Story Time

Notes

After the pandava defeat the Kaurava army, Kauravas realize that the 13th year is complete and now Pandavas have fulfilled their promise.

Pandavas and King of Virata decide to send a learned man to Kauravas as messenger to convey that Kauravas should return the kingdom to Pandavas.

Kauravas insult the messenger and send him away. Dhritarashtra decides to send Sanjaya from his side to talk to the pandavas to avoid war.

Sanjaya tries to persuade Yudhistira to give up the kingdom and lead a secluded life in the forest. Pandavas don’t agree to it as they are Kshatriyas and it is their dharma to fight and regain the kingdom.

Arjuna and Duryodhana race to meet Krishna. Krishna offers arjuna his company or his army. Arjuna chooses Krishna’s company. Duryodhana is much happier to get Krishna’s army.

Pandavas recruit a lot of neighboring kingdoms to fight with them.

Duryodhana tricks Shalya to fight on their side instead of Pandavas. Yudhistira tells Shalya to use words that will make Karna and others loose confidence, that way Shalya can still help the Pandavas like he intended to.

Krishna goes to Kauravas to negotiate on behalf of Pandavas. Kauravas disagree to all terms and assume that they can win the war against Pandavas against all advice.

Kauravas try to capture Krishna, who shows them his celestial form and mesmerizes them. He then leaves to make Pandavas prepare for the war of Kurukshetra.

02/12
Duryodhana fasts to death.
Danavas save duryodhana
Jarasandha kidnaps Draupadi.
Pandavas shave jarasandha head.
Jarasandha gets a boon from Shiva to be able to hold all but arjuna in a battle.
Durvasa muni comes for lunch to pandavas at the request of duryodhana.
Krishna saves the day.
01/22
Yudhistira and brothers go on a pilgrimage.
Bhima is humbled by Hanuman.
Bhima collects celestial flowers for draupadi.
Arjuna returns to pandavas
Arjuna tells the story of how he fought the danava army and saved Indra.
Dristarashtras worries continue.
Kauravas come to mock pandavas
Gandharva captures duryodhana and pandavas save them.
Duryodhana feels insulted and returns home.
12/18
Vyasa visits pandavas
Arjuna leaves to acquire celestial weapons
Indira tests arjuna
Arjuna prays for Shiva
Shiva come son the form of a hunter and kills a boar
Arjuna fights Shiva and looses
Arjuna realizes, it is Shiva he was fighting.
Shiva grants him the all powerful pashupata missile.
All the celestial come and give arjuna Many divine weapons.
Arjuna is invited to indraloka.
Arjuna learns music and dance.
Arjuna offends urvashi and earns a curse to become not a man not a woman.
Arjuna takes it as a boon to be used during the 13 year of exile.
12/11
Kauravas fell jealous of Indraprastha.
Kauravas plot to defeat pandavas in game of dice.
Yudhistira looses everyone including detailed in gambling.
Kauravas insult pandas and draupadi.
Dhritrashtra restores the kingdom to pandavas.
Kauravas again defeat pandavas in a game of dice and send them on exile for 12 years and 1 years of anonymity.
Sun God blessed pandavas with Akshaya Parts which prepares food for unlimited people.
12/04
Agni comes to devour Khandava Vana.
Arjuna protects agni against indra with many special weapons he receives from agni.
Indra wages a war and looses.
Maya the rakshasa Architect is given asylum by arjuna.
Krishna asks Maya to build a palace.
Maya builds a palace with special and rare metals.
Jarasandha is killed.
Yudhistira performs rajasooya Yagna.
Sishupala is killed by krishna.
11/20

Pandavas are given half the kingdom
Pandavas build Indraprastha.
Arjuna goes on 12 year exile.
Uloopi marries arjuna
Arjuna marries chitrangada. Promises to have a son. Babruvahana is born.
Arjuna relieves apsaras in crocodile form.
Arjuna visits Krishna and kidnaps Subhadra. No king challenges him in swayamvara.
Arjuna marries Subhadra. Abhimanyu is born.

11/13
Drupada performs Yagna to have a son born to avenge drona. Drishtadyumna and Draupadi are born.
Shiva blessed Rishi kumari to have 5 husbands as she repeats her wish 5 times. She is born as Draupadi.
Arjuna and brothers set out for panchala and enroute defeat a Gandharva and receive celestial horses as gifts. Dhoumya becomes pandavas guru.
Draupadi swayamvara. Brothers fight all the kings.
Draupadi is married to all pandavas.
Pandavas return to Hastinapura.
10/23
Pandavas come back to Hastinapura and showcase their learning
Karna is crowned prince of Angada
Pandavas win a lot of kingdoms
Dhritarashtra seeks advice – Fox, tiger, wolf, mongoose and mouse.
Duryodhana plots to kill Pandavas by burning house down in Vanavrata.
Bheema marries Hidimbi and Ghatochgadha is born.
Bakasura is slayed in ekachakrapura.
10/16
  1. Pandava kids come back to Hastinapura.
    Bhima is poisoned by duryodhana and visits Naga loka.
    Drona becomes teacher of kuru princes.
    Arjuna excelles as a student.
    Story of Ekalavya
    Arjuna focussing on birds eye when all other fail.
    Arjuna rescues Drona from a crocodile and received brahmastra (nuclear missile)
10/09
  1. Mahabharata – Bhishma’s promise not to get married.
  2. Story from Mahabharath – Story of Shakuntala and Dushyanth.
09/25
Yoga Notes
cat roll, child 2, cat,mountain,cobra,shalabasana,natural seat, flowing om dance.

  1. sun salutation, mountain, cat roll, child 2, cat, gate prep, gate, leg back, cobra 3,
    child 2 (other side), natural seat, serenity, cows head, serenity twist,
    (other side) flowing om arm dance.

Group 4

Shlokas

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Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Stotram Page 43/ 47 in sloka book 2 Annual Day Practice

02/26,12/11 – Revised 1 – 11, Learnt 12 and 13

12/04 – Revision 1 – 10, Started verse 11

11/13 – Revision.  Learnt 7&8 verses

10/23 – Revised Verses 1-5 of the Lakshmi Nrsimha Karavalambam stotram. Started Verse 6

10/16 – Practiced.

10/09 – Learnt 3 stanzas of Lakshmi Nrsimha Stotram.

09/25

Revised sloka 1; kids repeated it individually
Taught the children the correct way to pronounce Sanskrit words
Taught sloka 2
Requested the kids to revise both of them by the next class.

Bhajans

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Nikhila Nilaya Nikhila Nilaya Page 9 of Bhajan booklet Annual Day Practice: Prasarati, Jaya Atri
02/26 – Started and practiced new bhajan
Nagabhusa Nadatosa Nagabhusa Nadatosa Page 8 of Bhajan booklet 02/12 – Practice
01/29, 01/22 – Started and practiced new bhajan
Sakaladhara Rupini Sakala Dhara Page 6 of Bhajan booklet 02/12 – Practice
01/29, 01/22 – Started and practiced new bhajan
Jaya Atri Vara Bala Jaya atrivarabala Page 7 of Bhajan booklet 12/11 – Started the bhajan. Practice daily once.
Prasarati Chitte prasarati-chitte Page 5 of Bhajan booklet 12/04,11/20 – Practice

11/13 – Started the bhajan. Practice daily once., Revised Girisa Sati

Girisa Sati girisa-sati Page 5 of Bhajan booklet 10/23 – Started the bhajan. Practice daily once.
Gajanana Gajanana Gajanana Gajanana Page 2 of Bhajan booklet 09/25 – Completed
He Ganapa He Natapa he-ganapa-he-natapa Page 2 of Bhajan booklet 10/16 – Practiced

10/09 – Completed

09/25 -Stared. Learnt the first charanam.

 

Story Time

Notes

  1. 09/25
    • Origin of Vedas
    • Classification of Vedas
    • They remained as one chunk in first two yugas. Veda Vyasa divided them into 4 parts in Dwapara Yuga.
    • Each Veda is divided into 4 parts
    • 4 parts of Vedas:
      Samhitas (mantras)
      Brahmanas (rituals – pujas, Homas etc)
      Aranyakas (upasanas)
      Upanishads (Essential truths of life)
    • Next week: Origin/Story of Isavasya Upanishad and essence.
    • The children are very curious and are asking wonderful questions.
    • Fuel their curiosity and continue to encourage them to ask questions.

    2.09/18

    • Introduction to Upanishads. Introduction to Leadership series (qualities) and values.
    • Introduction to Upanishads. Practice silence and meditation – self awareness. contemplate on ‘Who am I’
Yoga Notes
cat roll, child 2, cat,mountain,cobra,shalabasana,natural seat, flowing om dance.

  1. sun salutation, mountain, cat roll, child 2, cat, gate prep, gate, leg back, cobra 3,
    child 2 (other side), natural seat, serenity, cows head, serenity twist,
    (other side) flowing om arm dance.

Srimad Bhagavadgita – Chapter 15, Purshottama Yogah
Shlokas Audio Lyrics
Shlokas 1 – 6 ch-15-purushottama-yogaha-shlokas-1-6 srimadbhagawadgeeta_ch15
Shlokas 7 – 10 ch-15-purushottama-yogaha-shlokas-7-10 srimadbhagawadgeeta_ch15
Shlokas 11 – 15 Ch 15 Purushottama Yogaha Shlokas 11-15 srimadbhagawadgeeta_ch15

Language – Telugu
Date Covered Syllabus
02/26/2017 All the children were tested on the alphabets, the children who needed help or skipped some of the alphabets were taught one again and they have practiced the same letters, will be reinforcing in the alphabets which were taught.
Group discussion : days in a week, in the next group discussion we will have the children to say a sentence which includes colors, numbers, fruits and days in a week. Have fun with your children by practicing the sentences while driving or doing any chores.
01/29/2017 Group lesson – colors in Telugu.

Children were taught alphabets and numbers, we are happy that one of the child has learnt the numbers till 100, and two other children have learnt all consonants and Vowels therefore,they were the role model to the other children.
In the next class children will be tested on the alphabets which they’ve learned, and they have to construct a sentence including fruits, days in a week and colors.

11/13/2016 In Group discussion we had talked about the Achulu (vowels) in telugu, short, long and combined vowels in Telugu. Some of the children were able to talk about three sentences in Telugu, remaining children have been assigned to talk five sentences in next class, we reviewed the numbers with all the children, those who are done till ten have been taught till twenty and the remaining children have been reinforced till ten.