‘Shloka’ is a Sanskrit word which means a prayerful verse written according to certain grammatical rules. ‘Stotrams’ are shlokas of multiple verses, with varying degrees of complexity in words and meter, and set to various tunes. Stotrams are sung in praise of various Gods and Goddesses that are manifestations of the Supreme Reality. Our Shloka class focuses on teaching different Stotrams to children. They serve to inspire children with devotion to the Supreme.
Our Shloka class is exceptionally popular and children from our class are often invited to recite Stotrams at different temples, various CMWRC events and other functions.
Beginner Shloka Class (Vyasa)
Sunday | 1:00 pm – 1:40 pm
In this class, small shlokas on various Gods are learnt. Kids can chant these shlokas on various occasions and festivals and participate in the puja process at home or at temples. The common time shlokas and Hanuman Chalisa are also revised in the class to make it easy for the New members to participate in the common time chantings.
Advanced Shloka Class (Valmiki)
Sunday | 3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
In Advanced Shloka class, we are learning the Vishnu Sahasranamam. The Vishnu Sahasranama is a mantra which consists of the 1000 auspicious names of Lord Vishnu, the supreme almighty. It is a mantra which has been mentioned several times in the pages of Hindu mythology, and has retained its greatness even to this day.
The main body of Sri Vishnu Sahasranama consists of 107 stanzas which contain the one thousand names of Sri Maha Vishnu. Every one of the one thousand names is full of significance & refers to one particular guna (quality, characteristic, or attribute) of Paramatma. These names invoke a sense of bonding with the Lord. The meanings of the names give us an understanding and depth of God as there is a deep connection between the name and the named.