A nation’s culture resides in the
hearts and in the soul of its people.
-------- Mahatma Gandhi ----------
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)Learn More
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.Learn More
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
Mindfulness and Vedanta sessions started for Teenagers and Adults
These fully interactive and discussion based sessions are open for all member parents and Youth Group Students. Using the situations we navigate in our day to day lives, the sessions focus on understanding ourselves and others, help us be emotionally mature, calm and resilient, help us be motivated and driven but stress free at the same time.
Registration is Still Open for 2022-2023 School Year
Registration open for DBV 2022-2023 school year. Please Register for 2022-2023 School Year. If you are not a returning member create your account prior to registration.
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.