Cultural Classes

Culture is a certain refinement of taste, enlargement of mind of the whole personality. Culture is a pursuit of our total perfection by means of getting to know, on all the matters which most concern us. The best which has been thought and said in the world, we come under the purifying and uplifting influence of highly cultured personalities and such close contact will result in our gaining something of their lofty culture.

In order to encourage the children in the age group of 6 to 16 years, to study books on our rich cultural heritage and to shape their character, cultural classes are held in village temples, where they are taught patriotic and devotional songs and stories from scriptures.The classes are handled by trained volunteers. The syllabuses have been framed for such classes, and books have been prepared. The examinations are held annually and winners receive books as prizes and certificates.

In cultural classes we conduct personality development classes. Personality development is for two purposes: one is to achieve success in material life and the other is to achieve success in spiritual life. For both purposes it requires to have balanced and developed faculties like physical body with sharp sense organs and working organs, concentration, memory, sensitivity, emotions like love and enlightened ego, will power, confidence, courage, good discrimination, intelligence, and many others.

Power, fame or money or all the three are one set of components of life. It may seem that they are opposed to spiritual growth, but they are important for getting success in material life. Man can use them for the betterment of society. Simplicity, knowledge or happiness or all are three are another set of components of life and they are important for getting success in spiritual life. These can be achieved only by the development of personality.

In 230 Samskara Vargas, 6932 students participated. The students were taught about the values of Indian culture through games and lessons. The feelings of oneness are strengthened among participants through patriotic songs and games.

Chanting of Sri Rama Jeya Rama Mantra was held during Deepa Pooja, Shivalinga Pooja and also during all monthly meetings by PrePrimary school teachers, childrens,Cultural class students and workers. Every month nearly 3,16,250 times mantras were chanted in 125 localities.

Religious conference was conducted at Andarkulam in Kanyakumari district and Sivagiri Balamurugan Temple in Tirunelveli district in which 191 students from 17 Bala Samskara Varga classes were participated and they involved in dramas, speeches, songs, elocution and divine shows competitions etc.

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