KG - Ganga

Bala Ramayana

The epic Ramayana written by Valmiki, thousands of years ago gave inspiration to several literateurs in India through the centuries.Though told a thousand times,the story of Rama does not become stale.For as Swami Chinmayananda says,it is a picture gallery where each picture is a perfect one - and yet the entire gallery is confusing with it's variegated colours.Just like the picture of the world around us.That is why it attracts the young and the old alike. This book,especially written for children by Bharati Naik with the assistance of Swami,awakens in one a sense of beauty and wonder.The language is lyrical-the sentenses are short and crisp and the style is racy. Strongly recommended for children.

1st Grade - Kaveri

Purna Vidya: Ramayana Text Book

Purna Vidya is a twelve year program designed to provide a structured and developmentally based teaching of Vedic tradition and culture to children. It consists of teaching materials, assignments, lesson plans, and fun filled exercises. Ramayana Text Book, the 3rd of 12 parts describes the life of Shri Rama in text and illustrations. It is meant as a text book for children's use. In addition to the story of the life of Sri Rama, it contains games and fun filled work exercises for children. It is accompanied by 'Guidelines for teaching Ramayana' available as a separate book. The Guidelines are for adults to teach this text with a well defined syllabus which can be utilized in classroom, group or individual basis. The Guidelines also include answer keys to exercises in the Text book along with a Ramayana Play, a lesson plan and bibliography.

2nd Grade - Narmada

Bala Bhagavatam

The entire art and literature of India is moulded in the beauty and divinity of Bhagavatam.From chioldhood onwards the Hindu heart is taught to beat in unison with the tenth chapter,which narrates the childhood stories of Lord Krishna.He is the one solitary symbol that generated and sustained the spiritual ideal in the heart of the children and appealed to the head of the elders.

3rd Grade - Yamuna

Bhagavat Purana Text Book (Volume 4)

Purna Vidya is a twelve year program designed to provide a structured and developmentally based teaching of Vedic tradition and culture to children. It consists of teaching materials, assignments, lesson plans, and fun filled exercises. It is very comprehensive and includes a wide range of subject matter. The subject matter selected is based on the developmental and chronological age of a child such that the concepts are well within their grasp. Purna Vidya curriculum is used in several schools and communities in many countries. Bhagavata Purana Text Book, the fourth of twelve parts describes the lives of many devotees, kings and sages such as Dhruva, Harischandra, Markandeya, Sakuntala and so on. It also describes the ten avataras. The book has age related fun filled exercises and games for children that foster understanding and memory. The text book is accompanied by a separate book, ‘Guidelines for teaching Bhagavata Purana’ meant for adults to teach this text with a well defined syllabus which can be utilized in classroom, group or individual basis. The Guidelines also includes keys to exercises in the text book, and additional teaching material.

4th Grade - Saraswati

Purna Vidya: Mahabharata Text Book

Purna Vidya is a twelve year program designed to provide a structured and developmentally based teaching of Vedic tradition and culture to children. It consists of teaching materials, assignments, lesson plans, and fun filled exercises. It is very comprehensive and includes a wide range of subject matter. The subject matter selected is based on the developmental and chronological age of a child such that the concepts are well within their grasp. Purna Vidya curriculum is used in several schools and communities in many countries. Mahabharata Text Book, the fifth of twelve parts portrays this great Indian epic in simple and methodical lessons highlighting the important events in Mahabharata. The stories are accompanied by beautiful illustrations that can be used for coloring by children. The book has age related fun filled exercises such as word search, fill in the blanks, crosswords, puzzles, and games for children that foster understanding and memory. The text book is accompanied by a separate book, ‘Guidelines for teaching Mahabharata’, meant for adults to teach this text with a well defined syllabus which can be utilized in classroom, group or individual basis.

5th & 6th Grade - Krishna

Purna Vidya: Values Text Book

Purna Vidya is a twelve year program designed to provide a structured and developmentally based teaching of Vedic tradition and culture to children. It consists of teaching materials, assignments, lesson plans, and fun filled exercises. It is very comprehensive and includes a wide range of subject matter. The subject matter selected is based on the developmental and chronological age of a child such that the concepts are well within their grasp. Purna Vidya curriculum is used in several schools and communities in many countries. Values Text Book, the sixth of twelve parts introduces and explores in details the role and develops an understanding of Values, also known as Dharma, in the Vedic tradition. More than being taught what is right and wrong, it is important to grasp the reasoning behind moral values. Only then is a person able to truly assimilate moral values and live by them without a sense of guilt, a feeling of being coerced, or a fear of retribution. Individual Values such as Truthfulness, Not hurting others, Respect, Straightforwardness, Friendliness and many other Universal values are analyzed. Also discussed are pitfalls of reactions such as Envy, Anger, Greed and so on. A sensitivity to life and environment is presented and encouraged. The book has age related fun filled exercises such as word search, fill in the blanks, crosswords, puzzles and games for children that encourage free thinking, foster understanding and memory. The text book is accompanied by a separate book, ‘Guidelines for Values’ meant for adults to teach this text with a well defined syllabus which can be utilized in classroom, group or individual basis.

7th thru 11th Grade - Godavari

Gita For Children /A Teaching Tool For Elders

A mentor to leaders like Mahatma Gandhi:a companion to western thinkers like Albert Einstein,Herman Hesse,Carl Jung,Aldous Huxley and a mother to great saints like Adi Sankaracharya,Vivekananda,Madhvacharya: the Bhagavadgita can now be a friend to even a child. The pioneer proponent of the Bhagavadgita in modern times,Swami Chinmayanananda, views the Bhagavadgita as the edifice upholding the Indian Philosophy and culture,and as a guide in times,good and bad.thus the Bhagavadgita is a powerful tool for personal empowerment and social change. In Gita For Children the 18 chapters of the Bhagavadgita are simplified. A detailed summary of each chapter is given,important verses selected and doubts cleared,for the 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 Krsna,making the Gita experience richer,personal and valuable.

Jain religion Junior

Jain religion Senior