journey beginning in childhood, when the mind and the heart
are fertile for sowing the seeds of samskara-s that have been
imparted by our Guru Parampara; a time when children learn
the basic tenets of spirituality, the fundamental principles
of Hinduism in a way which appeals- through tales and rhymes,
through stories and poems; a journey marked by the chatter
of voices engaged in Vimarsha, the resounding chorus when
chanting shloka-s and stotra-s; the giggles, whispers and
pockets of deep silence when immersed in a craft activity,
the mimicry and laughter when rehearsing dramas; the focus
and enthusiasm when engaged in project work; the awe when
walking upon nature trails; the upsurge of pride when delving
into what is India-; reaffirming ties with Konkani; learning
simple Sanskrit sentences; this is what is PRARTHANA- interactions
amongst teacher, parent and child ,filled with love, pride,
joy and gratitude coming straight from the heart and offered
at the charana of our Guru Parampara.
PRARTHANA, a prayer- the first spark where
the disciple's fervent appeal is met with the life transforming
touch of the Guru.
PRARTHANA- A team of enthusiastic and dedicated
teachers and parents working with children as they build happy
memories and spiritual and emotional strengths.
PRARTHANA- A journey, developing in teacher,
parent and child a deep connection with the Guru, the Guru
Parampara, the Lord and Shri Chitarpur Math- our source of
strength and inspiration.
It has always been Parama Pujya Sadyojat
Shankarashrama Swamiji's wish to have a weekly class conducted
for children wherein they are introduced to our ancient Hindu
spiritual values. Such samskara-s make for a strong foundation
which ensure that our children lead happy and fulfilling lives.
Accordingly, with the blessings; and under the guidance of
Parama Pujya Swamiji, Prarthana, a course for children, has
been formulated and is designed to impart spiritual concepts
to children through the simplest of lesson plans.
Prarthana gives us an opportunity to serve
our Guru, Parama Pujya Sadyojat Shankarashram, in the most
fulfilling manner-through our children- and for that we are