Gurukul

Building Strong Foundations with Timeless Teachings

Some Key Features of ISKCON Gurukula

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The teachers develop deep relationships with their students, making learning deeper than rote learning.

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The Gurukula does not provide a lavish set-up for children, but a rural environment with simple practices centered around simple living and high thinking!

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The day at the Gurukula for children begins early in the morning—Brahmamuhurta (pre-dawn hours)—followed by a host of activities that include meditation and spiritual practices. These activities build discipline in the students’ bodies and minds.

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The students at ISKCON Gurukula are taught about the value of internal and external cleanliness through practical examples by their teachers. The focus is on purifying the body, mind, and soul, too.

The Bhaktivedanta Academy at ISKCON Kurukshetra has been established for a long time to advance Srila Prabhupada’s vision, and now it flourishes.

What is a Gurukul System?

Iskcon Gurukula, also known as Bhaktivedanta Academy, aims to manifest Srila Prabhupada’s vision for Vedic education. Srila Prabhupada believed that a proper educational system is the key to the glory of any human being and the nation.

Empowering the Next Generation with Wisdom

ISKCON is a monotheistic tradition within the Vedic or Hindu culture known as Gaudiya-Vaishnava Sampradāya. Its teachings and philosophy are based on the Sanskrit texts Bhagavad Gita and the Bhagavat Purana, or Srimad Bhagavatam, which teach that the ultimate goal for all living beings is to instill their love for God, or Lord Krishna.

ISKCON Kurukshetra is home to many practices based on Hindu scriptures that devoted people worldwide follow. It is also home to one of the famous educational systems that has been practiced in India since ancient times—the Gurukul System. Known as Gurukula, it is still practiced at ISKCON Kurukshetra.

Empowering the Next Generation with Wisdom

ISKCON is a monotheistic tradition within the Vedic or Hindu culture known as Gaudiya-Vaishnava Sampradāya. Its teachings and philosophy are based on the Sanskrit texts Bhagavad Gita and the Bhagavat Purana, or Srimad Bhagavatam, which teach that the ultimate goal for all living beings is to instill their love for God, or Lord Krishna.

ISKCON Kurukshetra is home to many practices based on Hindu scriptures that devoted people worldwide follow. It is also home to one of the famous educational systems that has been practiced in India since ancient times—the Gurukul System. Known as Gurukula, it is still practiced at ISKCON Kurukshetra.

What is a Gurukul System?

The Gurukul system in India dates back to around 500 BC. It is a residential schooling system that was most prevalent during the Vedic age. The students at the Gurukul learnt a variety of subjects and were taught to live a simple and disciplined life. Under the Gurukul system, the teacher and the students live nearby until their education is completed, creating a close-knit and sacred relationship between the guru (teacher) and shishya (student).

It’s important to note that in the Gurukul system, no student fees are charged. Instead, the students offer Gurudakshina as a token of respect and gratitude to their teacher.

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The Variants of Gurukul at ISKCON Kurukshetra

We offer two major variants of Gurukul, offline and online modes of Gurukul.

Online Gurukul at ISKCON Kurukshetra

To ensure and facilitate the development of the relationship between child and parent, we offer online Gurukul for children from the ages of 5 to 15.
The curriculum revolves around the teachings of Ramayan, stories from Vedic Scriptures, cooking and arts.

Offline Gurukul

The office in Gurukul is for boys over the age of 18 years. The criteria for boys enrolling in the offline Gurukul is completing our Online/Offline Bhagavad Gita Course. During these courses, our teacher asses the students to see if they stand qualified for the offline Gurukul or not.

Offline Gurukul aims to develop character, virtues, tolerance, team spirit, and many more divine virtues, bringing the gem inside everyone.

Join our ISKCON Gurukul at Kurukshetra

The idea of bringing back the Gurukul system into Indian educational ISKCON is to help children understand and embrace the concept of a balanced life. When these things are taught to children from a young age, they can make informed decisions for themselves in their later lives related to food choices, exercise, work, and overall lifestyle.

So enroll your child at our ISKCON Gurukul and help us nurture well-rounded individuals who lead harmonious and fulfilling lives.