Every summer, the Sri Vidya Temple conducts an overnight youth program on the Temple premises for kids aged 10 to 18. The program is known as “Vibhuti Saivaite Immersion,” or “VSI,” because we strive to immerse the kids in the rich traditions of Saiva culture. As our Temple is a “Learning Temple,” it’s an ideal place for kids to get involved and truly experience the wealth of Saiva philosophy and worship.
Activities involve learning devotional chants like Siva Puranam and Sri Suktam, learning rangoli and other traditional temple arts, singing bhajans with Aiya, learning about great saints, and much more. Of course, there are also games and fun activities like sports, a nature outing, and an all-vegetarian barbecue picnic.
Through inspirational talks from guest speakers and informal conversations with counselors, each child is encouraged to find his or her own personal connection with Saiva culture and devotion in a fun-filled and pristine natural setting.