Keeping in mind the severe cold weather we are experiencing over the weekend, Balvihar is being canceled for Sunday Dec.18th. We will not be having Balvihar classes tomorrow. We will be closed for the winter break and will be resuming Balvihar classes from Jan. 8th 2017.

Wish you and your family Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year.

Thank you,

Balvihar staff






Due to the use of the social hall for various activities going on at the Temple during Navratri, Balvihar will be cancelled on Sunday October 9th.




BalVihar: Sunday September 4th, 2016 No Classes Due to Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations at the Temple

This is to inform everyone that there will be no classes for BalVihar kids on Sunday September 4th, 2016 as Hindu Temple is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi function.

This is a temple function where BalVihar kids are encourage to participate. For details on the puja, browse to the temple website.

BalVihar will open for classes on Sunday September 11, 2016 at the new schedule listed below:
1. BalVihar starts at 10:30 AM
2. Hindi Language class between 10:30- 11:00 AM
3. Hindu Prayers and Yoga between 11:00- 11:15 AM
4. Indian Cultural class between 11:15- 11:45 AM
5. BalVihar class dismisses at 11:45 AM
6. Regional Language classes begun 11:50 AM

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BalVihar: Changes to Class Time

This is to remind both parents and BalVihar kids about the change in classes. Below is the breakdown of class schedule:
1. BalVihar starts at 10:30 AM
2. Hindi Language class between 10:30- 11:00 AM
3. Hindu Prayers and Yoga between 11:00- 11:15 AM
4. Indian Cultural class between 11:15- 11:45 AM
5. BalVihar class dismisses at 11:45 AM
6. Regional Language classes begun 11:50 AM

This changes in time and schedule is effective starting Sunday August 28, 2016. BalVihar family appreciates everyone’s support and commitment.



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BalVihar: Registration for 2016-17 is Open

BalVihar family invites you to register your child for the upcoming year 2016-17. You may register online starting August 1st, 2016 or download Registration Form, print it, fill it and bring it with you on August 14th, 2016 between 11:00- 12:30 pm or on first day of BalVihar on August 21st, 2016 to temple between 10:45am to noon.

BalVihar will begin meeting from August 21st, 2016 between 10:45 am to noon.




Balvihar opened registration in the month of August 2015. We received 83 registrations this year.The classes are divided as per the regular school grade level. Thus, we had two Prathama classes – Junior and Senior. We combined Dwitiya Junior and Senior this year. Tritiya class continued as a two year class. Last but not least, we had a group of very enthusiastic young students in Youth class.

We were fortunate to have fourteen very energetic volunteer teachers to help us run classes seamlessly every Sunday morning.

The year started with a farewell party for Mrs Nina Mote, the founder of Balvihar, who moved out of Omaha to be with her family. The kids and teachers will miss “Nina Aunty” for years to come.

The students participated in Ganesh Chaturthi and Diwali celebration. The Youth group helped students  make lanterns for Diwali. The day ended with a pizza party.

Every year we perform Saraswati pooja celebration followed by lunch. The students actively participated and learned about the importance of Saraswati puja from our Panditji.
On Earth Day, the youth group students planted trees on the Temple premises.
Every year, the Balvihar students are encouraged to collect coins. At the end of the year the teachers match the student collection. The collected money goes to feed the homeless at Steven Center. This year, student and teacher contribution was $160. The break up of which is as follows:
  • Prathama JR $30
  • Prathama SR $50
  • Dwitiya $30
  • Tritiya $50

One of our youth group student, Yutika Singh matched the total amount of $160. Thank-you Yutika!

The Year ended with a cultural program and dinner prepared by the parents.The students showcased the knowledge acquired throughout the year.
  • Prathama Jr students talked about the deities that are in the temple. They also recited a poem “Lalaji”.
  • Prathama Sr students performed Dashavatara and a poem “Nanaji”.
  • Dwitiya students has studied Ramayan in the culture part of the class, performed and recited the whole Ramayan in poetry form in Hindi.
  • Tritiya Students talked about the religions of the world.
  • Members of the youth group explicated a shloka from Srimad Bhagavat Maha Puraan by discussing how eight qualities namely Dharma, truthfulness, cleanliness, tolerance, mercy, duration of life and memory are declining in Kaliyug. The ultimate lesson is that we should not allow our sense organs to dictate our lives via materialistic advances, rather we should enhance our spirituality by doing good deeds, helping others, and chanting the name of the Lord.

This year, five students graduated to Youth Group.

A big thank-you to all parents who volunteered throughout the year for our special activities.

Balvihar registration for year 2016-2017 will begin in the month of August 2016.



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BalVihar: Year End Program Invitation

BalVihar family invites you to attend the 2015- 2016 Year End Program being organized by BalVihar kids on May 14th, 2016 from 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM at Hindu Temple Social Hall, Omaha, NE. After the program, dinner will be served.

This is an opportunity for you to learn what BalVihar kids learn in school. Your presence will be highly appreciated by BalVihar kids and will serve as a motivator to continue to support and expand BalVihar membership.

Date: Saturday May 14th, 2016

Time: Performance- 5:00 PM-6:30PM (followed by dinner)

Location: Hindu Temple Social Hall, Omaha, NE