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Welcome to our BalVihar website!

BalVihar at the Bharatiya Temple of Lansing provides a fun-filled and wholesome way to learn about the Hindu religion, its history, culture and traditions for children of all ages. Based on their ages and exposure to Hinduism, kids attend either the young group or the youth group.

BalVihar conducts various educational activities that promote Hindu religion and values and develops spiritual awareness in children. It is held every Sunday from 10:30am to 11:30am (for young children) and 11:30 to 12:30pm (for youth), except on major holiday weekends. Registration is mandatory for attending BalVihar.

The curriculum for the younger children is festival driven. Children hear stories, learn shlokas, are involved in art activities and games for each upcoming festival. This has proven to be a fun way for children to learn about the richness of our religion and its timeless teachings. Read about our curriculum in detail at the BalVihar Curriculum link.

The youth group is currently studying the Bhagavatam Purana. You can read more about their profound discussions at the Youth Curriculum link.

Please print and complete the form at the "Enrollment Form" link on the left for each child intending to attend BalVihar and mail it to the temple. All relevant information about registration is on the form.

The youth group shared their own understanding of Hinduism. They learned that Krishna prescribes 4 paths (yogas) to God. They will soon understand Bhakti (devotion) yoga by reading stories from the Bhagavata Purana

The younger group learned that in the Hindu tradition, Mother's Day is celebrated every day! They heard the story of Pundarik. Vishnu was so pleased with Pundarik's service to his parents, he himself came to bless Pundarik and stayed in Pandharpur for ever!