Chinmaya Mission - Mangalore

Our religion - Max Happiness, to Max number, for Max time


"Children are not vessels to be filled, but lamps to be lit.

The seed of spiritual values should be sown in young hearts, and the conditions made favourable for sprouting and steady growth through proper control and discipline. It must be cared for with the warmth of love and affection, and such a tree shall blossom forth flowers of brotherhood, universal love, peace, bliss, beauty, and Perfection".

- Swami Chinmayananda.


“Love is to the human heart what sunshine is to flowers,”
said the visionary spiritual master, Swami Chinmayananda. Anticipating the need of the modern world for both sunshine and love, he formulated and developed every loving, inspiring, and nurturing facet of what stands today as the world's most renowned and systematic Vedantic learning forum for children: Chinmaya Bala Vihar.

Swami Chinmayananda believed that just as the strength of a wall depends on the quality of each brick, so too, the health of a society depends on its individual citizens. If the individuals are healthy, the society is healthy. Bala Vihar children are encouraged to be responsible, alert and sensitive

His strategy for building a new society was to "catch them young."


Mission Statement:


“To help children Learn Values with fun,
To delight like the moon And shine like the sun”
- Swami Tejomayananda

Motto: Keep smiling

The Chinmaya Bala Vihar (BV) program offers weekly spiritual Vedanta classes for children in their formidable and moulding years (5-12 years). The classes are categorised by varying age groups, start and end with Sanskrit prayers, and include chanting, bhajans, stories of devotion and morals, interactive discussions, and creative games.Conducted worldwide, the 90-minute classes are based on specially designed syllabi, with the aim of accomplishing the BV rationale set by Swami Chinmayananda:

  • To inculcate in our children and youth a reverence for our ancient culture, and inspire them to live up to it with correct understanding
  • To create self-confidence so that they are able to serve and act cheerfully
  • To generate personal discipline, dynamic leadership, and true affection in all their contacts
  • To mould their capacity to brilliantly express their individuality
  • To bring out their dormant faculties and detect defects so that they can cultivate and improve their creative abilities
  • To help our children and youth develop a healthy resistance against temptations in the atmosphere in which they grow
  • To provide an atmosphere of growth that is filled with noble ideals, healthy emotions, and physical discipline.

In promoting and teaching the universal philosophy of Oneness (Advaita Vedanta), children are made to understand that although Hinduism may appear to have many Gods, the Truth (God) is the one ultimate Reality, and thus it is one God appearing as many forms, as all things, as beings, and as the entire universe.

In the weekly classes, and at special events and festival celebrations, both the children and the sevaks/sevikas (teachers and administrators) learn the art of living in a loving, nurturing environment of discipline, where their personalities spontaneously blossom on physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual levels. The interactive classes, through absorbing stories, games, plays, and songs, impress the teachings and practices of karma yoga, bhakti yoga, and jnana yoga-all for the making of an integrated personality.

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(For details contact 0824 - 2446158)

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