VIDYALAYA - Youth Education School

An important aspect of Hinduism is to educate our Youth about our culture and religion. The Hindu temple of Eastern Iowa achieves this through our unique program, Vidyalaya. The focus of this program is to help our youth understand our rich Hindu culture, our scriptures, rituals and Dharma. This program aids an individual to become a better person and advance in their spiritual Saadana. Parents are welcome to join along and benefit from this program.


We have three levels in our programs and curriculum is designed appropriate to the group.

  • The Bala Vidyalaya
  • The Madhayma Vidyalaya
  • Yuva Vidyalaya
  • Yoga
  • SrimadBhagavat Gita
  • Sanskrit
  • Slokas and Bhajans
  • Epic stories: Mahabharata, Ramayana
  • SrimadBhagavatam
  • Dashavatar
  • Festivals of India
  • Hindu Culture
  • Hanuman Chalisa and Vishnu Sahasranama
  • Origins of Hinduism
  • Vedanta
  • and more....
  • Our classes are very interactive. We encourage debate/discussions on various subjects regarding Hinduism.
  • Some of other activities included are:
  • Taking part in all the festivals in the temple in the form of performances or volunteering
  • Annual Quiz competition
  • Learning about one great spiritual master each year
  • Bhagavat Gita Jayanthi celebrations

Please attend any session to see what we do and talk to our mentors about enrolling your child in the program.

We invite you to join us on the journey of self-realization.

Vidyalaya Mentors.


Gnanodaya is a platform/stage where individuals (18 years and above) can share, express or talk about various aspects of Hindu religion, spirituality, philosophy and Hindu way of life. In addition, individuals can present about the similarities and differences of other world religions with Hinduism, as well as the positive influences of religion on society/community, especially the Indian-American Community.

Gnanodaya is conducting Bhagavad Geeta class By Sunita Vemuganti, at the Temple. Please check the temple weekly mail and temple web site for time and date. The class is open to all (ages 16 and over) There will be questions and answers, and discussion at the end of the class.

Gnanodaya is also requesting talks from community members. Speakers interested in giving Talks or Speeches, need to submit their chosen article or topic to the "Gnanodaya" for selection and approval. The speaker will be notified of the day and time of their presentation following approval.

for Talks/speeches or any other information, contact:

Sunita Vemuganti.