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Balavihar Activity


Introduction

Bala Vihar is a group of children, meeting once a week, at a set venue, for 60-90 minutes, for the sole purpose of learning our precious culture, spiritual wisdom, and related values through stories, games, quizzes, crafts, bhajans, hymns, shlokas, skits, dances, etc.

Bala Vihar inculcates the values of Sanatana Dharma, as taught in our scriptures-Shrimad Bhagavad Geeta, Upanishads, Epics and Puranas-helping us to grow into responsible citizens of tomorrow.

Balavihar classes for various age groups are conducted by trained sevaks and sevikas. These voluntary dedicated workers impart to children, the glory of our rich culture, aiming at character formation and reverence for our ancient heritage. Additional activities that help to reinforce the vision of balvihar include cultural shows, Geeta chanting competition, and balvihar residential or day camps.<

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Eligibility

Children from ages 5-12 years are eligible to join Balavihar. Students are divided into junior and senior groups based on grade and learning:

  • Junior Balavihar: 5-9 years
  • Senior Balavihar: 10-12 years
  • Junior CHYK (Chinmaya Yuva Kendra or youth wing): 13-16 years
  • Senior CHYK: 17-25 years


Vision

Swami Chinmayananda - “Children are not vessels to be filled but lamps to be lit.”

 

Motto

Swami Chinmayananda's - Keep Smiling
Swami Tejomayananda's - "To help children learn values with fun, To delight like the moon and shine like the sun





Shishu Vihar

Shishu Vihar is Chinmaya Mission’s latest creative venture. Aiming to “catch them young”, it is a forum to instil strong ethical values in children under the age of 4. Indian tradition understands the significance of sowing seeds early, even as early as the pre-natal stage. Shishu Vihar introduces toddlers to basic concepts that enable spiritual development through cultural education.

Classes follow the structure of a modern play group where infants and toddlers, accompanied by their mothers, learn basic concepts through songs, stories and arts and crafts, in a manner appropriate to their age and development. Several props involving an extensive array of colours, shapes and forms, are used to relay the information to the infants

The little ones have already demonstrated a quick ability to learn and strong retention powers, with even three year olds being able to chant the Hanuman Chalisa! The accompanying mothers take the rhymes and stories home and aid in embedding these strongly in the tender minds.


Shishu Vihar classes have been running successfully in America, Australia and South East Asia for the last two years. A training course for Shishu Vihar Sevaks was conducted in August 2013 at Chinmaya Sagar, Mumbai, by Swamini Supriyananda, with the aim of starting Shishu Vihar classes in Andheri, South Mumbai and Matunga. A very first in India, it is aimed to spread the program throughout the nation thus promoting an individual’s spiritual development right from infancy.





Balavihar Magazine


The Chinmaya Mission's Kids Magazine, Balvihar was created in order to link children of Bala Vihars all over India and the world so that the children could, through its pages, share common bonds of love, learning and laughter. In his message for the inaugural issue of the Balvihar magazine, Swami Chinmayananda wrote, “We shall, through this journal, build bridges of love and understanding between children everywhere, and we shall learn to create a greater world out of what our parents have given us now.”

Balvihar has been serving children, parents, and grandparents for over 38 years now. It's current worldwide circulation is over 40,000. June 2013 was a milestone in the magazine’s history as it won the ICE (In-house Communication Excellence) Award for the ‘best magazine among NGOs’.

An inspiring story, a powerful idea, a catchy poem or an enchanting picture remains etched as an abiding memory in growing minds. It is, therefore, important to provide children with a strong value system, right from the beginning, so that they grow up to be responsible, honest, courageous and forthright citizens of tomorrow. Balvihar gives youngsters a solid and durable foundation of ethics and right thinking in their receptive years by its excellent combination of reading and learning with fun, love and laughter.

The Balvihar magazine:
  • provides children with new, interesting and stimulating articles on Indian culture and sacred stories on a regular basis
  • is full of poems, riddles, jokes and quizzes
  • motivates children to read, think and write originally and creatively
  • encourages and develops a life-long habit of reading
  • builds a foundation of strong ideals and moral values
  • has vibrant illustrations that captivate the reader’s imagination and makes reading and learning fun!

Balvihar’s annual subscription and life subscription offers are ideal gifts for every child in every city, town, and village, in every country around the world! HURRY! Register now to participate in all the contests, games & fun stuff and also to receive newsletters, information about our activities, gifts and lots more!!!





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Boogie Woogie Ganesha

By Swamini Supriyananda

Boogie Woogie Ganesha is a captivating adaptation of a story from the Puranas showing Ganesha's great strength and compassion. Children will be delighted by the character-building message that shines through as this charming story unfolds.
Price in INR : Rs. 150
Price in USD : $ 6
Age Group : 4 Years & Above
No of pages : 36
ISBN : 978-81-7597-414-2

Ganesha goes to a party

By Swamini Supriyananda

Four years olds will enjoy Kubera's party as they see little Ganesha eat his way through all the food, the plates and even the palace to finally humble the pride and arrogance of Kubera.
Price in INR : Rs. 125
Price in USD : $ 4
Age Group : 4 Years & Above
No of pages : 36
ISBN : 978-81-7597-237-7

Ganesha's mousecapade

By Swamini Supriyananda

Ganesha's mousecapade is a charming adapatation of a story from Puranas that illustrates how turning to Lord Ganesha is a sure means of making our negativity small, and how, once this is achieved, such a blessed individual can become a vehicle for carrying Ganesha's grace to one and all. This makes one of the subtlest concepts in philosophy easy-to-understand and enjoyable.
Price in INR : Rs. 150
Price in USD : $ 6
Age Group : 4 Years & Above
No of pages : 36
ISBN : 978-81-7597-467-8




Shiva's fish swish

By Swamini Supriyananda

Shiva's Fish Swish is a playful rendering of a story from Puranas. This legend is a celebration of Lord Shiva's love, compassion and deep wisdom. Nandi and mother Parvati, symbolise the great relationship between the Lord and the devotee or the Guru and the disciple. The simplicity in the message and humour in the narration will captivate children's hearts and minds.
Price in INR : Rs. 160
Price in USD : Not listed
Age Group : 4 Years & Above
No of pages : 48
ISBN : 978-81-7597-513-2


Krishna's butter bash

By Swamini Supriyananda

Krishna's Butter Bash aims to introduce Shri Krishna and His wisdom to today's children so that they may be inspired by Him and relate to Him as a lovable friend and role model to look-up to, in their everyday life situations and challenges. This story has been adapted from Shrimad Bhagavatam. Krishna's Butter Bash aims to introduce Shri Krishna and His wisdom to today's children so that they may be inspired by Him and relate to Him as a lovable friend and role model to look-up to, in their everyday life situations and challenges. This story has been adapted from Shrimad Bhagavatam.
Price in INR : Rs. 150
Price in USD : $ 6
Age Group : 4 Years & Above
No of pages : 48
ISBN : 978-81-7597-261-2

Krishna an invisible friend

By Swamini Supriyananda

Krishna - An Invisible Friend aims to introduce Shri Krishna and His wisdom to today's children so that they may be inspired by Him and relate to Him as a lovable friend and role model to look-up to, in their everyday life situations and challenges.
Price in INR : Rs. 180
Price in USD : $ 6
Age Group : 8 Years & Above
No of pages : 56
ISBN : 978-81-7597-262-9

Krishna loves you

By Swamini Supriyananda

'Krishna Loves You' is written in a tender yet playful style, enabling the captivating passages to provide little ones with the camaraderie of the Ultimate companion, Shri Krishna.
The author introduces Shri Krishna as a gentle friend, engaging children in the early stages of devotion. Little minds will love journeying into a magical land where they will discover the joy, enchantment and excitement of playful Krishna.
A delightful way for parents to turn bedtime into a wonderous experience and to kindle the spark of faith and love in the formative stages.
Price in INR : Rs. 370
Price in USD : $ 8
Age Group : All age groups
No of pages : 20
ISBN : 978-81-7597-442-5

Krishna photocopies himself

By Swamini Supriyananda

Krishna Photocopies Himself aims to introduce Shri Krishna and His wisdom to today's children so that they may be inspired by Him and relate to Him as a lovable friend and role model to look-up to, in their everyday life situations and challenge.
This story from the Bhagwatam is an introduction to Krishna’s wisdom. Brahmaji hides Krishna’s friends and their calves. Krishna duplicates each one of them and Brahmaji learns his lesson.
Designed for 6 year olds and above, this story has been adapted from the Sreemad Bhagwatam.
Price in INR : Rs. 150
Price in USD : $ 7
Age Group : 6 years and above
No of pages : 48
ISBN : 978-81-7597-259-9

Krishna rocks

By Swamini Supriyananda

'Krishna Loves You' is written in a tender yet playful style, enabling the captivating passages to provide little ones with the camaraderie of the Ultimate companion, Shri Krishna.
The author introduces Shri Krishna as a gentle friend, engaging children in the early stages of devotion. Little minds will love journeying into a magical land where they will discover the joy, enchantment and excitement of playful Krishna.
A delightful way for parents to turn bedtime into a wonderous experience and to kindle the spark of faith and love in the formative stages.
Price in INR : Rs. 150
Price in USD : $ 7
Age Group : 6 years and above
No of pages : 48
ISBN : 978-81-7597-260-5




Little Yash has Lost his smile

By Swamini Supriyananda

A Lift the flap; POP-UP book for children, as they follow little Yash around, while he looks for his smile in the most unlikely places and ends up finding it in the _ _ _ !!!
Let the child DISCOVER the secret from this book. A book with value added details on every page, high end printing quality.
Price in INR : Rs. 420
Price in USD : $ 8
Age Group : 6 years and above
No of pages : 22
ISBN : 978-81-7597-272-8

Little Yash is filled up

By Swamini Supriyananda

In his book I LOVE YOU - Letters to Children, Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda explains lucidly the most profound truths about how love enhances and even sustains our life. He emphasises that while each of us naturally seeks love, in the process we often forget that it is actually ours to give. And it is only in giving that we truely receive; only in actively reaching out to others do we really find fulfilment within.
This time-tested, insighful message is the inspiration for the story Little Yash Is Filled Up. Because of their innate simplicity and sensitivity, children are often more receptive than adiults to such ideas, and if they imbibe them in their formative years, then those ideas become an integral part of their personality.
Chinmaya Bala Katha is series of books aimed at lighting the lamp of knowledge in young hearts and minds, to equip them for a more holistic, meaningful life ahead.
Price in INR : Rs. 300
Price in USD : $ 8
Age Group : 4 years and above
No of pages : 24
ISBN : 978-81-7597-620-7

Little Yash is happy right now

By Swamini Supriyananda

Ganesha's strength and compassion From Chinmaya Balvihar Katha series, is an interactive journey with little Yash. The theme of the story subtly tells the children to live in the moment.
A Lift the flap amp; POP-UP book for children. A book with value added details on every page, high end printing quality...
Price in INR : Rs. 400
Price in USD : $ 12
Age Group : 3 years and above
No of pages : 24
ISBN : 978-81-7597-419-7


Tarangini 1

By Swami Chinmayananda
Swamini Saradapriyananda

"Morality can never be taught, it can only be caught."Swami Chinmayananda.
The Tarangini series brings eternal human values alive through delightful tales. Learn the secret of Rama nama. Laugh at the dishonest shop keeper's dilemma. See the power of Markandeya's devotion defeat death and marvel at the wish fulfilling tree. Watch the churning of the ocean and see Mohini's enchanting dance as she saves the devatas and gives them amrita.
A graded series of books for children from 5 to 15 years. - Can serve as a guide to value-based education in schools from classes 1 - 10.
Price in INR : Rs. 135
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : 5 to 15 years
No of pages : 96
ISBN : 78-81-7597-443-2

Tarangini 2

By Swami Chinmayananda
Swamini Saradapriyananda

"Morality can never be taught, it can only be caught."Swami Chinmayananda.
The Tarangini series brings eternal human values alive through delightful tales. Learn the secret of Rama nama. Laugh at the dishonest shop keeper's dilemma. See the power of Markandeya's devotion defeat death and marvel at the wish fulfilling tree. Watch the churning of the ocean and see Mohini's enchanting dance as she saves the devatas and gives them amrita.
A graded series of books for children from 5 to 15 years. - Can serve as a guide to value-based education in schools from classes 1 - 10.
Price in INR : Rs. 130
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : 5 to 15 years
No of pages : 96
ISBN :

Tarangini 3

By Swami Chinmayananda
Swamini Saradapriyananda

"Morality can never be taught, it can only be caught."Swami Chinmayananda.
The Tarangini series brings eternal human values alive through delightful tales. Learn the secret of Rama nama. Laugh at the dishonest shop keeper's dilemma. See the power of Markandeya's devotion defeat death and marvel at the wish fulfilling tree. Watch the churning of the ocean and see Mohini's enchanting dance as she saves the devatas and gives them amrita.
A graded series of books for children from 5 to 15 years. - Can serve as a guide to value-based education in schools from classes 1 - 10.
Price in INR : Rs. 120
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : 5 to 15 years
No of pages : 72
ISBN : 978-81-7597-492-0

Tarangini 4

By Swami Chinmayananda
Swamini Saradapriyananda

"Morality can never be taught, it can only be caught."Swami Chinmayananda.
The Tarangini series brings eternal human values alive through delightful tales. Learn the secret of Rama nama. Laugh at the dishonest shop keeper's dilemma. See the power of Markandeya's devotion defeat death and marvel at the wish fulfilling tree. Watch the churning of the ocean and see Mohini's enchanting dance as she saves the devatas and gives them amrita.
A graded series of books for children from 5 to 15 years. - Can serve as a guide to value-based education in schools from classes 1 - 10.
Price in INR : Rs. 130
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : 5 to 15 years
No of pages : 84
ISBN : 978-81-7597-529-3

Tarangini 5

By Swami Chinmayananda
Swamini Saradapriyananda

"Morality can never be taught, it can only be caught."Swami Chinmayananda.
The Tarangini series brings eternal human values alive through delightful tales. Learn the secret of Rama nama. Laugh at the dishonest shop keeper's dilemma. See the power of Markandeya's devotion defeat death and marvel at the wish fulfilling tree. Watch the churning of the ocean and see Mohini's enchanting dance as she saves the devatas and gives them amrita.
A graded series of books for children from 5 to 15 years. - Can serve as a guide to value-based education in schools from classes 1 - 10.
Price in INR : Rs. 130
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : 5 to 15 years
No of pages : 84
ISBN : 978-81-7597-529-3

Tarangini 6

By Swami Chinmayananda
Swamini Saradapriyananda

"Morality can never be taught, it can only be caught."Swami Chinmayananda.
The Tarangini series brings eternal human values alive through delightful tales. Learn the secret of Rama nama. Laugh at the dishonest shop keeper's dilemma. See the power of Markandeya's devotion defeat death and marvel at the wish fulfilling tree. Watch the churning of the ocean and see Mohini's enchanting dance as she saves the devatas and gives them amrita.
A graded series of books for children from 5 to 15 years. - Can serve as a guide to value-based education in schools from classes 1 - 10.
Price in INR : Rs. 130
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : 5 to 15 years
No of pages : 80
ISBN : 978-81-7597-52-17

Tarangini 7

By Swami Chinmayananda
Swamini Saradapriyananda

"Morality can never be taught, it can only be caught."Swami Chinmayananda.
The Tarangini series brings eternal human values alive through delightful tales. Learn the secret of Rama nama. Laugh at the dishonest shop keeper's dilemma. See the power of Markandeya's devotion defeat death and marvel at the wish fulfilling tree. Watch the churning of the ocean and see Mohini's enchanting dance as she saves the devatas and gives them amrita.
A graded series of books for children from 5 to 15 years. - Can serve as a guide to value-based education in schools from classes 1 - 10.
Price in INR : Rs. 120
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : 5 to 15 years
No of pages : 70
ISBN : 978-81-7597-52-62


My Prayers

Compilation

PERFECT GIFT FOR EVERY CHILD A Book to Learn and not just Read and a CD to Listen not just Hear. What is the need for Prayers? a man once asked Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. To which Gurudev replied, Why do we exercise?. To keep the body fit. Likewise, prayer keeps the mind fit ! Gurudev quipped. Prayer is the instrument that tunes our mind to the Divine. In our culture, each prayer has its role and purpose. Hence, with regular chanting and a proper understanding of the meaning of the prayer we can transform ourselves. Prayers take us to God, and bhajans keep us there. Together they make up an unbeatable pair. My Prayers is a compilation of important prayers, their meanings for most of it and many bhajans allowing us to chant and sing to our heart's content. Illustrated colourfully to captivate the mind of children. And, if that's not enough, inside is an MP3 CD with the audio rendition of the prayers and bhajans of the book - 169 MP3 audio tracks. Hear and sing, learn and know but most importantly...remember to enjoy! Grab your copy now !!!
Price in INR : Rs. 250
Price in USD : $ 15
Age Group : All age groups
No of pages : 234
ISBN : 978-817-5975-200

My Prayers (black and white)

Compilation

What is the need for Prayers? a man once asked Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. To which Gurudev replied, Why do we exercise?. To keep the body fit. Likewise, prayer keeps the mind fit ! Gurudev quipped. Prayer is the instrument that tunes our mind to the Divine. In our culture, each prayer has its role and purpose. Hence, with regular chanting and a proper understanding of the meaning of the prayer we can transform ourselves. Prayers take us to God, and bhajans keep us there. Together they make up an unbeatable pair. My Prayers is a compilation of important prayers, their meanings for most of it and many bhajans allowing us to chant and sing to our heart's content.
Price in INR : Rs. 70
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : All age groups
No of pages : 165
ISBN : 978-81-7597-553-8

Tell me a story 1

Swamini Sharadapriyananda
Bharati Sukhtankar

Enter the fascinating world of Gods, kings, holy sages, wicked giants, animals and birds...See how ego destroys, meet the foolish lion and attend Sri Rama's coronation. Laugh with the clever monkey and see the greedy barber run. All these and many more characters come alive in this series of 3 books for 8-12 years old
Price in INR : Rs. 125
Price in USD : $ 6
Age Group : 8 to 12 years
No of pages : 94
ISBN : 978-81-7597-403-6

Tell me a story 2

Swamini Sharadapriyananda
Bharati Sukhtankar

Enter the fascinating world of Gods, kings, holy sages, wicked giants, animals and birds...See how ego destroys, meet the foolish lion and attend Sri Rama's coronation. Laugh with the clever monkey and see the greedy barber run. All these and many more characters come alive in this series of 3 books for 8-12 years old
Price in INR : Rs. 120
Price in USD : $ 6
Age Group : 8 to 12 years
No of pages : 96
ISBN : 978-81-7597-409-8

Tell me a story 3

Swamini Sharadapriyananda
Bharati Sukhtankar

Enter the fascinating world of Gods, kings, holy sages, wicked giants, animals and birds...See how ego destroys, meet the foolish lion and attend Sri Rama's coronation. Laugh with the clever monkey and see the greedy barber run. All these and many more characters come alive in this series of 3 books for 8-12 years old
Price in INR : Rs. 125
Price in USD : $ 6
Age Group : 8 to 12 years
No of pages : 100
ISBN : 978-81-7597-428-9


Pride Goeth before a fall

C L Purushottama Rao

Pride as we all know leads us downhill. Yet, all of us, even the Gods and our epic heroes, at one time or another, are ensnared into this trap. Is there any hope? Yes, as these stories from folklore and the Mahabharata tell us, once having learned our lession, it is possible to live a better life! I am sure, these stories will give a direction to the children and their parents and enable them to make a deeper study of our Puranas and Ithihasas and share its precious message with others. - Swami Chinmayananda ....Krishna blessed them all and said, So long as you remember that theris an unseen hand which guides you....., you will not have a chance to suffer. This is many other words of wisdom intersperse with the fun-filled ten stories taken from the Mahabharata. The author, Sri C.L. Purushothama Rao is a seasoned Mission worker with a deep knowledge of our ancient literature but also, with the ablity to mould it for children so that they may enjoy the takes and learn from them.
Price in INR : Rs. 160
Price in USD : $ 3
Age Group : 6 years and above
No of pages : 106
ISBN : 978-81-7597-191-2

Geeta for children

Swami Chinmayamananda
Bharati Sukhtankar

A Mentor to national leaders like Lokmanya Tilak, Mahatma Gandhi, Vinoba Bhave, Aurobindo, Madan Mohan Malaviya; a companion to western thinkers like Albert Einstein, Herman Hesse, Carl Jung, Aldous Huxley; and a mother to great saints like Adi Shankaracharya, Vivekananda, Madhvacharya; the Bhagavad- gita can now be a friend to your child. The pioneer proponent of the Bhagavad-gita in modern times, Swami Chinmayananda, views the Bhagavad-gita as the edifice upholding the Indian philosophy and culture, and as a guide in times,good and bad. Thus the Bhagavad-gita is a powerful tool for personal empowerment and social change. In Gita for Children, the 18 chapters of the Bhagavad-gita are simplified by the Gita expert, Swami Chinmayananda. A detailed summary of each chapter is given, important verses selected and doubts cleared, for elders to explain the ideas to the children. While thus reading the book to the children, elders will find an insightful initiation into the Gita wisdom and children will find a loving friend in Lord Krishna, making the Gita experience richer, personal and valuable.
Price in INR : Rs. 160
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : 6 years and above
No of pages : 255
ISBN : 978-81-7597-599-6

Bala Bhagavatam

Swami Chinmayananda

From childhood onwards the Hindu heart beats in unison with the childhood stories of Lord Krishna. Stories from the tenth chapter of the Bhagawat are retold in simple language and hold an appeal for children and elders alike.
Price in INR : Rs. 105
Price in USD : $ 6
Age Group : 4 years and above
No of pages : 141
ISBN : 978-81-7597-101-1

Bala Ramayana

Swami Chinmayananda

The story of Rama never becomes stale even though told a thousand times. It awakens a sense of wonder and evokes a sense of reverence for the divine. Specially retold for children, the style is racy and keeps their interest alive.
Price in INR : Rs. 115
Price in USD : $ 6
Age Group : 4 years and above
No of pages : 152
ISBN : 978-81-7597-102-8

I love you

Swami Chinmayananda

This is a collection of letters that flowed from the pen of Swami Chinmayananda, seated in the Uttarkashi ashram on the banks of the river Ganga, as she flowed down to sanctify the hills and dales of Mother India. Though addressed to children in a simple language, the depth of thoughts in these letters has inspired the young and old alike all over the world for the last four decades. It is an incisive analysis of the nature of love and also a poetic assertion of the divinity of love. We are shown how to 'rise in love', instead of just 'falling in love'' how to shower others with love instead of just whining about lack of love, how to expand and embrace the entire creation in a joyous vision of oneness that knows no barriers of 'I' and 'Your'.
Price in INR : Rs. 45
Price in USD : $ 2
Age Group : 4 years and above
No of pages : 110
ISBN : 978-81-7597-223

Parables

Swami Chinmayananda

It is commonly mentioned, "What the sword cannot do, a needle can.” At times when the subtle wisdom of the scriptures may seem to overpower us intellectually, parables are able to imbibe in us the same subtle ideas and concepts. The practical manner in which these stories are presented, make learning a more joyous experience.This book is a collection of parables as written by Swami Chinmayananda. Within each tale lies a fountain of wisdom to drink from and refresh ourselves.
Price in INR : Rs. 75
Price in USD : $ 4
Age Group : All ages
No of pages : 140
ISBN : 978-8175-976-559

My Children

Swami Chinmayananda

Swami Chinmayananda reveled in interacting with children revealing his wisdom through his loving playfulness. Photographs of Swamiji with children from around the world are accompanied by quotes from his works. Hailed as the second Swami Vivekananda, Swami Chinmayananda (1916-1993), has left a great legacy behind for mankind. On realising the true purpose of life he worked tirelessly and with tremendous energy for more than four decades to spread the message of Vedanta. A great writer, leader, patriot and spiritual giant: He brought about a spiritual renaissance of the Vedantic heritage to the world. A powerful orator with his own brand of wit and humour; he paints vividly the wisdom of the ages in front of us. His commentary on the Bhagavad Geeta and Upanishads are considered one of the best ever for their clarity and crisp logic.
Price in INR : Rs. 375
Price in USD : Not listed
Age Group : All ages
No of pages : 114
ISBN : 978-8175-976-559


The Balavihar Book of Gurudev's Tales

Swami Chinmayananda

Swami Chinmayananda often told the stories in this book. They are amusing, attractive and lively on the surface, profoundly deep and wise beneath.
Price in INR : Rs. 130
Price in USD : $ 3
Age Group : All ages
No of pages : 91
ISBN : 978-81-7597-022-9

The Balavihar Book of Picture Parables

Illustrated by Bharati Sukhtankar

Parables teach through stories and have been used by saints and sages down thousands of years to communicate simple truths to mankind. Pictorially depicted these stories make an inspiring impact on the childs mind.
Price in INR : Rs. 100
Price in USD : $ 3
Age Group : All ages
No of pages : 66
ISBN : 978-81-7597-023-6

The Balvihar Book of Hanuman Chalisa

A child's own book of Hanuman Chalisa, which is one of the most powerful prayers. Each doha carries the transliteration and the translation in English as well as an appropriate illustration to catch the child's imagination. Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda said, Love and service to our children - keeping this in mind, let us bring out a series with different titles - saints and sages, heroes, short stories, history, creative activity, even jokes and puzzles. Let our children learn to recite the prayers and shlokas which are full of strength and positive energy, said Gurudev, From the book... ---------- All the difficulties and pains are removed, of those who invoke the all-powerful Hanuman, Sankat katai mitai sab peera, Jo sumirai Hanumat balbeera -----------
Price in INR : Rs. 150
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : 4 years and above
No of pages : 92
ISBN : 978-81-7597-402-9

The balvihar book of Jokes - 1

Compiled by Balvihar magazine team

Laughter is what sets apart man from other creatures. The ability to see the lighter side of life, to smile when the going gets tough, to laugh at one's own idiosyncracies and follies - this makes life joyous. Everyone loves a laugh, a chuckle, a smile. These books of Balvihar jokes are a tribute to the right of every child - the right to laugh and smile. From the book: Ticket examiner : Where is your ticket? Traveller : I have lost it. Ticket examiner : That's not a good excuse Traveller : Ok, you suggest a better one... :)
Price in INR : Rs. 110
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : All ages
No of pages : 72
ISBN : 978-81-7597-205-6

The balvihar book of Jokes - 2

Compiled by Balvihar magazine team

Everyone loves a laugh, a chuckle, a smile. These books of Balvihar jokes are a tribute to the right of every child - the right to laugh and smile. From the book : Hemu : Mom, can i have one rupee for an old man crying outside on the street? Mom : Yes dear, but what is the man crying about ? Hemu : Ice-cream -- one rupee each!
Price in INR : Rs. 110
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : All ages
No of pages : 68
ISBN : 978-81-7597-206-3

The Balvihar Book of Train the Brain

Compiled by Balvihar magazine team

The book offers puzzles, riddles, numerical problems and many other tricks to keep children jogging mentally. Exercising the mind is the surest way to remain 'alert and vigilant', said Swami Chinmayananda.
Price in INR : Rs. 110
Price in USD : $ 3
Age Group : 4 years and above
No of pages : 72
ISBN : 978-81-7597-024-3

The Siddha Activity Book

Swamini Vimalananda
Radhika Krishnakumar

An activity book for children. It is designed as part of the resource material of the Chinmaya Vision Programme for schools. The illustrations offer values in a fun filled yet thought provoking manner. Chinmaya Vision Program (CVP) was born to enshrine the holistic philosophy of education inspired by Swami Chinmayananda in the heart of every growing child to bring out the best in him or her.
Price in INR : Rs.80
Price in USD : $ 5
Age Group : 4 years and above
No of pages : 72
ISBN : 978-81-7597-154-7