Balagokulam - Hindu Temple of Central Indiana

Welcome to Balagokulam HTCI

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.

“Every child has that spark of divinity within.” –Swami Vivekananda

Upcoming Events

No Balagokulam

  • Sunday Jan 1st: No Balagokulam Jan 1 due to New Year's Day.
  • Classes reopen on Sunday Jan 8th.

Balagokulam classes

Every Sunday from 10:30 to noon.

Pre-Chetana and Chetana classes

Timings: Every 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month from 10:30 to noon.

Printable Resources

Printable Resources

2016 Documents

Balagokulam Printable Registration Form 

[We prefer that you register online as it reduces work for our volunteers to do the processing! Thank you.]

2016 Newsletter

General Documents

HTCI Balagokulam Program Overview

HTCI Balagokulam Pamphlet

HTCI Chetana Pamphlet

Articles written by Children of Indian Community on the need for our Temple.

How to join Balagokulam Mailing List?

Find the Balagokulam Class based on your child's grade. Then send an email to the address listed for the Balagokulam Class. Please include your Child's name in the Subject field.

Grade

Balagokulam Class

To subscribe send Students Name to below email id

00. Kindergarten

Druv

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01. First

Eklavya

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02. Second

Prahalad

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03. Third

Arjun

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04. Fourth

Krishna

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05. Fifth

Krishna

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06. Sixth

Pre-Chetana

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07. Seventh

Pre-Chetana

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08. Eighth

Pre-Chetana

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09. Freshman

Chetana

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10. Sophomore

Chetana

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11. Junior

Chetana

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12. Senior

Chetana

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Balagokulam and Chetana Overview

Admission

Balagokulam is an HTCI sponsored program. The child needs to be registered for Balagokulam and the registration form is available here Balagokulam & Chetana Registration Form. The parent(s) of Balagokulam students must be members of HTCI. You may become a member now by selecting HTCI Membership on the left scan column and you may pay using your credit/debit card.

Children's Classes

Balagokulam classes are conducted in four groups:

  • Grades – KG (Dhruv)
  • 1st & 2nd (Eklavya)
  • 3rd (Arjun)
  • 4th and 5th (Krishna)

Timings: Balagokulam classes are held every Sunday from 10:30 to noon

Youth Classes

  • Pre-Chetana for middle school (6th-8th)
  • Chetana for high school (9th-12th)

Timings: Pre-Chetana and Chetana classes meet on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of every month from 10:30-noon.

Themes

Every year the Balagokulam and Chetana classes are conducted based on a theme. The theme for this year is “Ramayana”. Using the links shown below, you can download the detailed flyers about Balagokulam, and Chetana programs and the calendar of events for this year.

 

Contacts

For more information please email:

  • Priyesh Kheradia - pkheradia@yahoo.com
  • Hansa Dave - hansadave28@gmail.com
  • Kumar Dave - kdave@sbcglobal.net

Other Classes

Hindi Classes:The temple is also offering Hindi classes as well - conducted by Anita Mahesh Gupta. You can reach her at 317-291-0718.

Sanskrit Classes: Free Sanskrit classes on 1st and 3rd Sundays for Children. Free Spoken Sanskrit classes for Adults also conducted at Temple. Please contact Sanjay K. 646 722 0785 for further details.

Balagokulam Prayer

Balagokulam Registration

Registration

Registration

  • Submit Registration using link: http://bit.ly/2017BGRegd [Important: case sensitive URL. So type upper case and lower case letters properly]
    • Alternatively, use a QR scanning app on your smartphone and scan below QR code

  • Fill in the details as requested
    • Submit the Form
    • You would receive an email confirmation.
  • One of our volunteers would print the Registration Form and make it available at the HTCI office for verification and payment.
  • Pay membership dues and fees at HTCI office.
  • HTCI office would sign off on the print out to confirm payment.
  • Leave the Form in the HTCI office or hand over the Form to Smt. Hansa Dave.

Fee Details:

1. HTCI family membership ($100) for 2017.
2. Balagokulam registration fee ($50) for Books and other resources.

Balagokulam Teachers

Balagokulam Teachers

CLASS

BOOKS

TEACHERS

TEACHER'S EMAIL

KG-DHRUV

PANCHATANTRA
PART 1 / GARDEN OF LIFE PRAYER BOOK
PRAYER BOOK AND WHY DO
WE DO
?
SANSKRIT BASICS: (NUMBERS AND SONGS)

POORNIMA KINI
SMITHA KALLUPARAMBIL

AKINI@YAHOO.COM 317-570-8499

SMITHA.KALLUPARAMBIL@GMAIL.COM 317-203-9335

1ST – EKLAVYA

PANCHATANTRA
PART 2/ GARDEN OF LIFE/ SIGNIFICANCE OF HINDU DEITIES
PRAYER BOOK AND WHY DO
WE DO
?

SANGEETHA SARVANAN PRIYAM YADAV PRIYESH KHERADIA

SANGSARAV@HOTMAIL.COM 317-941-5301

PRIYAMVADAYADAV@GMAIL.COM

PKHERADIA@YAHOO.COM 317- 997- 0807

2ND – PRAHALAD

SUPERMAN HANUMAN / GARDEN OF LIFE
PRAYER BOOK AND WHY DO  WE DO?

HANSA DAVE RAJANISH CHAUHAN

YOUTH TEACHER-
N
EHA HEMACHANDRAN

HANSADAVE28@GMAIL.COM 317-490-4910 RAJNISH.CHAUHAN@GMAIL.COM 317-605-7897  

3RD – ARJUN

INCARNATION OF VISHNU / GARDEN OF LIFE / SUPER HANUMAN PRAYER BOOK AND WHY DO  WE DO?

UMA VASHISTA ANITA A GUPTA

UMAVAS@HOTMAIL.COM 317-414-1220

ANITAGUPTA9@GMAIL.COM 317-441-3076

4TH / 5TH – KRISHNA

RAMAYANA/ GARDEN OF LIFE
PRAYER BOOK AND WHY DO  WE DO?

CHETAN DAVE VISHAL SINGHAL PRIYA MENON

CHETAN_DAVE@YAHOO.COM 317-777-0804

TAJINDIA@GMAIL.COM 317-536-8076

PRIYAMENON_US@YAHOO.COM 317-459-8066

6,7,8 JR. – Pre-CHETNA *ONLY 2ND AND 4TH SUNDAY

THE HISTORY OF HINDU INDIA / GARDEN OF LIFE PRAYER BOOK AND WHY DO  WE DO?

SANJAY KALLUPARAMBIL ANITA JOSHI

SANJAY.KALLUPARAMBIL@GMAIL.COM 646-722-0785

AJMD02@GMAIL.COM 765-366-5230

CHETNA
*ONLY 2ND AND 4TH SUNDAY

VALUES IN
BHAGVAD GITA
14 QUESTIONS
PEOPLE ASK ABOUT
HINDUISM PRAYER BOOK AND WHY DO
WE DO
?

PRIYESH KHERADIA KUMAR DAVE PRIYA MENON

PKHERADIA@YAHOO.COM 317-966-9033

KDAVE@SBCGLOBAL.NET 317-809-2145

PRIYAMENON_US@YAHOO.COM 317-459-8066