BALA DATTA

Parent Teacher Conference is on Feb 26th.
Kindly note that your attendance is required.

Karya Siddhi Hanuman Temple, under the inspiration, guidance and blessings of His Holiness Sri Sri Sri Ganapathi Sachchidananda Swamiji, has developed a program of religious instruction and personality development for children and youth called Bala Datta. In Bala Datta classes, children learn religious practices, prayers, bhajans, the significance of holy days, and spiritual values. They read Ramayana and other religious scriptures. Class size is limited to ensure individual attention. The teachers are dedicated volunteers who are knowledgeable and experienced to impart religious values to children. Sri Swamiji's vision for Bala Datta is to make children grow up spiritually and inspire them to be Good Human beings.

WHO IS IT FOR

Bala Datta is for children from Pre-KG through High School. Parent education and teaching is also an integral part of our program. The program is open to all who are interested in learning about Hinduism.

HOW AND WHEN TO ENROLL

Several classes for this school year (2016-17) are FULL. If you have not already registered at all then please register students for next academic year. One time registration is good enough. Bala Datta team will contact in April/May to confirm ANY available seats. Seats are served First Come First Served basis. There are no exceptions at this time.

Minimum age to enroll for Religion class is 4 years & for Language Class is 5 years (age cut-off is August 31, 2017).
The annual renewal of existing students takes place from mid April to mid May. After this, new students will be accepted on a space-available basis. An email will be sent to all the parents who already registered online and waiting for confirmation. The available seats will be allocated on First Come First Served basis. Bala Datta school year is from September to May. To enroll your child(ren), please fill up Registration Form. One time registration is good enough. No need to register every year.

ALL registrations submitted after beginning of academic year (2016-17) will be automatically considered for next academic year and will be given high priority.

Please contact us for any questions.

WHAT ARE THE CLASSES AND THEIR CURRICULUM?

Classes for 2016-17 academic school year are as follows:

Click here for this (2016-17) year school calendar
Sunday Class(es)
Class Name Class Type Min. Age Timings Description
Pre School Religious   4 13:00 - 13:55[Full] The children are taught daily prayers, mantras, religious alphabets, stories (value based) and perform activities (drawing, coloring etc).
Ramayana Religious   5 09:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00[Full]
13:00 - 13:55[Full]
 The children are taught Ramayana, Hanuman Chalisa, short moral stories, bhajans and perform fun activities (drawing, coloring etc).
Bala Bhagavatam Religious   6 09:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00[Full]
13:00 - 13:55
 Children are taught Bala Bhagavatam, Hanuman Chalisa, short moral stories, bhajans and perform fun activities (drawing, coloring etc).
Mahabharata Religious   7 09:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00[Full]
13:00 - 13:55[Full]
 Children are taught Maha Bharata, Hanuman Chalisa, short moral stories, bhajans and perform fun activities (drawing, coloring etc).
Shiva Vaibhavam Religious   8 09:00 - 10:00[Full]
13:00 - 13:55[Full]
 Children are taught Siva Puranam including significance 12 famous abodes of Lord Siva and story of Siva.
Dashavatar Religious   9 09:00 - 10:00
13:00 - 13:55[Full]
 Children are explained the glory and majestic powers of Lord Vishnu and the purpose if his incarnations.The focus will be Lord Vishnu's 10 prominent incarnations.
Hanuman Charitra Religious 10 09:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 12:00
13:00 - 13:55
 Kids learn the story of Lord Hanuman based on extensive research done by Avadhoota Datta Peetham in Mysore, India. Kids at this age have more groups discussions. Kids are also guided to improve their presentation skills and public speaking skills.
Great Saints of India Religious 11 11:00 - 12:00[Full] Great Saints of India
Devi Puran Religious 12 11:00 - 12:00 Devi Puran
Sri Datta Darshan Religious 13 11:00 - 12:00 Learn about Sri Dattatreya and great stories about Lord Dattatreya and his desciples like Kartaveeryarjuna, Vishnu Datta etc
Hindi Lang. Beginner Language   5 12:05 - 12:55[Full] Hindi Language - Beginner.
Hindi Language (Intermediate) Language   6 12:05 - 12:55[Full] Please contact Bala Datta
Hindi Language (Advanced) Language   7 12:05 - 12:55 Please contact Bala Datta
Telugu Language (Beginner) Language   5 14:00 - 15:00 Please contact Bala Datta
Telugu Language (Intermediate) Language   6 14:00 - 15:00 Please contact Bala Datta
Telugu Lang. Advanced Language   7 14:00 - 15:00 Please contact Bala Datta
Telugu 5-8 Language 10 14:00 - 15:00 Please contact Bala Datta
Telugu 7 Language 11 14:00 - 15:00 Please contact Bala Datta
Tamil Mazhalai (Beginner) Language   4 10:05 - 10:55 Please contact Bala Datta. This class follows ATA Syllabus
Tamil Level-1 (Intermediate - I) Language   6 10:05 - 10:55[Full] This class follows ATA Syllabus. Please contact Bala Datta for more details.
Tamil Level-2 (Intermediate -II) Language   7 10:05 - 10:55 Please contact Bala Datta. This class follows ATA Syllabus
Tamil Level-3 (Advanced - I) Language   9 10:05 - 10:55 Please contact Bala Datta. This class follows ATA Syllabus
Tamil Level-4 (Advanced - II) Language   9 10:05 - 10:55 Please contact Bala Datta. This class follows ATA syllabus.
Tamil Level-5 (Fluent) Language 10 10:05 - 10:55 Please contact Bala Datta. This class follows ATA syllabus.
Kannada Language (Beginner) Language   5 12:05 - 12:55[Full] Please contact Bala Datta
Kannada Language (Intermediate) Language   6 12:05 - 12:55 Please contact Bala Datta
Gujarati Language Beginner Language   5 14:00 - 15:00 Please contact Bala Datta
Gujarati Language (Intermediate) Language   6 14:00 - 15:00 Please contact Bala Datta
Samskritam (BalavargaH I) Language   6 12:05 - 12:55 Samskritam (BalavargaH PrathamastaraH). Text ????? and additional materials will be provided
Samskritam (BalavargaH II A) Language   8 12:05 - 12:55 Students will be tought from text ?????? and additional materials
Samskritam (BalavargaH II B) Language   8 12:05 - 12:55 Students will be tought from text ?????? and additional materials


Kids, who are 10+ years old, are introduced to and trained in leadership skills including how to give presentations and public speaking. Topics for presentations and public speaking are based on what they learned in the class during that school year.

Other grades and their curriculum are being developed by the teachers and would be ready soon.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Classes for 2016-17 academic school year will commence from first Sunday after Labor Day long weekend.
Please contact us by:

  • Email: baladatta@dallashanuman.org (Please allow around 48-72 business hrs to reply to emails).
  • Phone: 972-638-0634 (preferred timings for call are: after 5:00PM CST on week days and 9AM - 9PM CST on weekends ).