Balmeetra Children Activities

General Information

Balmeetra classes comprise a large segment of Sanatan Dharma culture, mythology, and values. After regularly attending the Balmeetra classes, we hope that children will become knowledgeable about religion and God through the study of great epics, scriptures, and mythology. Children learn to chant many popular shlokas and sing Bhajans. Additionally singing, acting, and dancing appropriate in celebration of festivals.

The Balmeetra Curriculum has been carefully designed to cater to the needs of children of different age groups. Usually, the classes consist of two segments: Prayers, Bhajans, and Shlokas (whole group) segment and the Individual group segment.

Currently, the class groups are as follows:

1.3-5 (pre-school/K)Moral Stories & ABC of Hinduism
2.5-7 (1st & 2nd grade)Bala Ramayan
3.8-10 (3rd – 5th grade)Bala Bhagavatham
4.10-12 (Middle school)Mahabharat
5.12-18 (High school +)Bhagavad Gita

Day and time: Every Sunday 10:30 AM to 12 Noon
10:30 to 10:50: Prayer/Invocation (All Groups)
10:50 to 11:00: Break
11:00 to 11:45: Balmeetra Class (Individual Group)
11:45 to 12:00: Aarti (All Group)
12:00 to 1:00: Lunch

11:00 to 11:45: Adult study group (All parents will join)

Expected Code of Conduct from Children in Balmeetra Classes

  • In order to maintain the sanctity of the Temple and respect the rules set forth by the Temple committee, please wear appropriate clothing.
  • Please arrive on time for each class with the required books and folders.
  • Raise your hand when speaking or asking questions during class
  • Use polite speech and body language.
  • Actively and attentively participate in class and during scheduled festivals and other events.
  • Treat others, their work, and their property with respect.
  • Listen to and follow instructions the first time given.
  • Please complete your homework promptly and with enthusiasm
  • Try to refresh the previous class lesson or lessons when possible.
  • Also, please remember that Balmeetra teachers are volunteering their time and energy in order to make this a fun, enriching experience for all, so please appreciate the effort and be sincere towards learning.

We hope to be more organized with our system so our classes run more efficiently and effectively. We kindly request that each Balmeetra student has the following supplies:

  • 1” or 1.5” 3-ring binder
  • Pencils/ Pen/ Crayons
  • 8 tabs- subject dividers
  • Spiral or notebook paper
  • Pencil case
  • Books for classes (ask your respective teachers)
  • A bag or backpack (to keep all your supplies in)


Volunteers needed for the Balvihar classes
Samarpan Temple is pleased to announce that we will work towards establishing and growing Balmeetra classes for children ages 3-12. However, to provide our children with the same level of teaching and guidance that is currently available to many other children at Sunday schools in the United States, we must mobilize a number of committed, selfless and devoted individuals whose primary focus and interest is the inculcation of this sacred value-system in our younger generation.
We need volunteers who are willing to:

  • Learn and love to teach children.
  • Commit time (a few hours a week).
  • Possess some basic proficiency in the recitation of Sanskrit hymns and chants. (Sanskrit knowledge is not needed)
  • Take pride in our culture and traditions.

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