Happy summer break to all!! See you in September at the ashram premises, for a new balavihar year!

Check the thumbnail on the left for the video and stills from the play.

Grade 6 teachers.

Nov 17 Class: Arjuna goes to Heaven

Section: 1

Hari Om!

Beginning prayers
  • Breathing exercise, 3 times ॐ (OM) chanting,  Sahanaavavatu,  Meditation
  • Daily Prayers - Karagre Vasathe,  Saraswathi Namastubhyam,  Brahmarpanam,  Shubham Karoti,  Karacharana Kritam
  • Guru Stotram (Page 9 of My Prayers Book)  
  • Ganesha Sharanam
  • Dashavatara Stotram(Page 117 of My Prayers Book - Shlokas 1-8)   
Gitaa chanting
  • Bhagavad Gita 14th Chapter 1 - 11  shlokas
Story time
  • Arjuna goes to Heaven
  • Dumb charades
Ending prayers and pledge
  •  Aarati and pledge 
  • Sarve Bhavantu Sukhinah, Purnamadah Purnamidam
Synopsis of the story:

After the beginning shlokas and Gita chanting, we had a game of Dumb Charades where one person from each table came up and acted out a character from the Mahabharata and others had to guess. Everyone had fun.

Today we learned about Arjuna in the heavens.
One day Sage Vyasa told Yudhishthira to send Arjuna to Indra to get many
weapons.With that Arjuna went to heaven and Indra told him to first
get a weapon from Shiva. Arjuna then came back to earth and started to
meditate on Shiva. Arjuna soon met Shiva in the form of a hunter. They
both shot the same boar and argued over who shot it first. Then they
battled over the boar. Arjuna lost badly and then he knew it was
Shiva. After Shiva gave him a weapon and took him to heaven. Indra
then gave more weapons to Arjuna and Arjuna learned how to sing, dance, and
play music. While in heaven for a year Arjuna got a curse from Urvasi that he
would lose all his manliness. He told Indra and he made it like a
blessing by saying it would last one year - Arjuna could choose when it
happened ( this was useful because he turn into a girl during the year
of incognito) and it could end after one year. So after retrieving
weapons and a blessing like curse he returned to his brothers and
Draupadi after his stay in heaven.

Zachary B.

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