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Regularly Scheduled Activities and Classes


Mondays and Wednesdays: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Teachers: Yogi Vaid, Kapil Desai, & Sadhana Malkani
*Yearly Charge: $120 per person (2 classes per week)
*For Six Month: $65 per person (2 classes per week)
For more information call: Dr. Yogi Vaid at 969-2141 or Kapil Desai at 402-2339


Hindi Classes on Sunday: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
1st Grade: Dr. Pratibha Khare
2nd Grade: Dr. Pooran Chand
3rd Grade: Ms. Veena Gurtu
4th Grade: Ms. Santosh Mishra
For information call: Dr. Pratibha Khare at 967-8368

Telugu Classes on Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Children 5yrs and above. Mrs. Meena Sthanam, Dr. Narayana Sthanam, and Dr. Suresh Grandhi.
Yearly Charge: $80 per student (members)
$100 per student (non-members)

Hindi Pathshala classes are held at the temple every Sunday morning from 10:45 to 11:45.
Fee: $95.00 for dues paying ($500.00 and $250.00) temple members; $120.00 non members. $10.00 registration fee (new students only)


Music Lessons: 1st and 3rd Sundays: 1:00 to 3:00 PM

Vocal: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM -- Teachers: Dr. Ajay Patel & Ajay Zaveri
Instrumental: 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Violin & Tabla: Dr. Ajay Patel
Key Board & Harmonium: Nalini Kulkarni
For more information call: Dr. Ajay Patel at 663-5509


Religious Classes on Sunday:
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Children ages 4 to 12
By Dr. Shivani Pandit and Veena Shah (Bal Sanskar Kendra)
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Ages 13 to 21
By Dr. Kuntal Pandit and Samata Shah (Divine Youth Group)
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM: Ages 21 and up
By Indra Soni and Sunny Bhagat
For more information call: Madhu Shah at 823-4808

Classes for Group 1 (ages 4 to 8) and Group 2 (ages 9 to 13) run from 11:15 AM until 12:00 noon.


1st Sunday of the month: 10:30 AM to 11:40 AM
A discourse including devotional songs, religious subjects discussions, and other scriptures.
For more information call: Dr. Yogi Vaid at 969-2141


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Sanskrit: More Information

Sanskrit is the sacred language of Hinduism, much as Latin is the sacred language of Roman Catholicism. Like Latin, Sanskrit is a very old language that is no longer widely spoken, except by some orthodox priestly families. In South India, Tamil ranks alongside Sanskrit in importance as the language of religion.

History and Hinduism

For most of the last 2,000 years, the Judeo-Christian-Islamic traditions have taught that our world started quite recently (around 4000 BCE) and will come to a complete end when God stopes the flow of time and establishes us in eternity. Hindus don't believe this. In 4000 BCE, their culture was already ancient.


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