A nation’s culture resides in the

 hearts and in the soul of its people.

-------- Mahatma Gandhi ---------- 


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Who we are

Downingtown Balvihar (DBV) is a volunteer driven, non-profit (With IRS 501C3 certification) organization in West Chester, PA. We offer classroom and experience-based learning of Indian Culture, values, scriptures, languages, traditions, festivals and our history for children of our community to help raise them as strong, content, emotionally mature and happy individuals and successful leaders.

Our classes run every Sunday (September through May) from 2:30PM to 4:30PM in West Chester, PA

Our curriculum spans from the age of 3 (pre-K) through the end of High School (Grade 12)

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What We Offer

For DBV graduates who are motivated to further explore, develop, and integrate a cultural relevance to their modern lives, we offer a robust Youth Group program (DBVYG).  Under the guidance of dedicated mentors, DBVYG members put cultural values into action through volunteer work and community involvement.  They strengthen their cultural identity through discussions, debate, and teaching.  

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Latest Updates and News

 Working with People's Pantry

During the month of February, DBV children participated in the Youth Group’s “Spread the Love” campaign. They earned jars of peanut butter and jelly to donate by doing a good deed. Together, our children collected 60 jars to benefit the People’s Pantry!


Project C.U.R.E Service Project

Youth Group students volunteered their Saturday morning to help Project C.U.R.E send much needed medical supplies for victims of the Turkey/Syria earthquake. 


Registration Closed for 2023-2024 School Year

Registration is closed for DBV 2023-2024 school year.  Please check in May 2024 for DBV 2024-2025 school year registration information. If you are not a returning member, please create your account prior to registration.  








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We host several cultural events throughout the year to bring our families together to celebrate our culture and our ethos.  Our events give an opportunity to our children to experience and enjoy our traditions and build healthy and lifelong friendships in a safe and nurturing environment.

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