Arsha Vidya Center

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Children Classes

Weekly classes taught by Kumud Singhal will not be offered in 2014

Purna Vidya

One's wisdom and appreciation of beauty manifests through various forms of one's culture. And the study of one's cultural heritage leads to the appreciation of beauty and wisdom in life ........ Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati







What is Purna Vidya?
Purna Vidya is a value based cultural education for children. It helps one understand the rich cultural heritage of India in keeping with Vedic vision. Please visit purnavidya.com for more information.

How is the syllabus organized?
The syllabus consists of 3 volumes in 12 parts. Volume 1, for children of ages 6 to 10, includes plays, games, and illustrations from the Ramayana, Bhagavata Purana and Mahabharata. Vol. 2, for ages 11 to 14, has two types of books, text books for students and Guidelines for Teaching. It also has puja that covers values, Ishwara, religious disciplines, religious culture and Vedic knowledge. Vol. 3, addressing teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17, covers topics on the fourteen-fold Vedic knowledge, including Bhagavad Gita and contemporary teen issues. The program is accompanied by instructional chanting tapes.

Purna Vidya Classes
Purna Vidya, the spiritual heritage of India, is taught to the kids in the same traditional way through an unbroken sampradaya, that began with Lord Dakshinamurti, uplifted and maintained by Veda Vyasa and Adi Sankara, now handed directly to us by Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati and his students. Dr. Kumd Singhal, a student of Swami Dayanandaji for the last 25 years, has been conducting Purna Vidya Classes for children for the last several years at her residence. Currently she is teaching three groups: Level 1 (Beginner; age group 4-7), Level 2 (Intermediate; age group 8-10), and Level 3 (Advanced; age group 10+). New students are welcome in all the three groups. There is no tution fees for the children's classes except $51 registration fee. The general topics covered are given in the following table.

Meditation/yoga
Sixteen Steps for Puja
Leaning and Chanting of slokas/mantras
Value of Values (non-injury, truthfullness, ... )
Stories from Panctantra, Ramayana, Mahabharata & Puranas
Introduction to Bhagavad Gita
Celebration of Indian Festivals (Shivaratri, Diwali, Holi, ...)
About India (National Anthem, Gandhiji, ...)
Devanagari Alphabets and basic Sanskrit
Stage Performance

Place: 901 Galindo Ct; Milpitas; CA 95035-6600
Contact Information: ksinghal@ieee.org; 408-934-9747