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.

May 4th Class

Beginning prayers
Gitaa chanting
  • bhagavadgItaa 14th adhyaaya 1 - 27 shlokas
Story time
  • paaNDava-s reveal their identity – recap
  • duryodhana adament on war
  • war or peace
Ending prayers and pledge
  • sarve bhavantu sukhinaH, pUrNamadaH pUrNamidam
  • aarati and pledge - in the auditorium
Rashmi aunty and Sitaram uncle's class:
In today's story, Yudhishthira, revels their true identity to Virata. Virata’s fit of anger is forgotten and the whole of the Virata kingdom apologizes to the Pandavas. After thanking them all for their hospitality, the Pandavas proceed to win back their kingdom.
Meanwhile, Yudhistira sends messengers as a request for their part of the kingdom. Duryodhana refuses, and secretly starts to prepare for the war that he now knows is coming. When the news reaches Yudhishthira, he is unsure if he wants to provoke all that bloodshed.
Then Arjuna and Duryodhana go to seek help from Krishna while he is sleeping.  Duryodhana sits by his head, on a throne, but Arjuna respectfully sits by Krishna’s feet. So, when Krishna wakes up, he sees Arjuna first and gives him the first chance to ask what he wants. However, Arjuna gives his opportunity to ask first, to Duryodhana. Krishna offers to them either himself or his army. Arjuna chooses him and Duryodhana takes his army with feigned nonchalance.

In the midst of preparation, Yudhistira suddenly realizes how many lives will be lost. So, in an an attempt of pacification, Yudhistira sends Krishna to tell Duryodhana that he will settle for 5 villages if he agrees to call off the war. In an attempt to coax and impress Krishna, duryodhana presents him with riches and shows off his luxury. But Krishna chooses to stay Vidhura’s home, a humble hut. His wife is a great devotee of Krishna.  When Krishna brings up the treaty, Duryodhana still refuses to call off the war.

Written by Shruthi Bharadwaj

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