Balvihar Magazines


Don't just invest on the child, also invest in the child.  'Investment on' gives outer prosperity. 'Investment in' ensures inner unfoldment and lasting prosperity. True education is 'investment on' the child complemented with 'investment in' the child.




Children were constantly in Swami Chinmayananda’s thoughts. The Chinmaya Mission Magazine, Balvihar was created in order to link Bala Vihars all over India and the world so that the children could, through its pages, share common bonds of love, learning and laughter.


Swami Chinmayananda’s message for the inaugural issue

of the Balvihar magazine, He wrote “We shall, through this journal, build bridges of love and understanding between children everywhere, and we shall learn to create a greater world out of what our parents have given us now.


Since then, Balvihar has grown over the years to become a prominent and acclaimed children's international monthly magazine. With its full-colour presentation, appealing design and inspiring messages and stories


The Balvihar magazine:


"Writing for kids is a JOY, not a job!" Kids grow by reading and we grow younger, when we think like them and write for them. "Peeping into a child's mind is like entering a library.  You must choose a section they like and keep exploring!" - Swamini Aradhanananda, Editor of Balvihar


Writing for a children’s magazine is exciting. I realised that being a child has nothing to do with chronological age. Freshness of approach, a sense of wonder, a sense of fun - that’s what childhood is all about. - Bharati Sukhatankar, Editorial Advisor of Balvihar


Balvihar has been serving children, parents, and grandparents for over 38 years. Its current worldwide circulation is over 40,000. June 2013 was a milestone in the magazine’s history as it won the ICE (In-house Communication Excellence) Award for the ‘best magazine among NGOs’


Readers Write... 

“We get only one magazine, my grandparents read it first, then my parents and then only do I get to read it last. It’s not fair...." - Eleven-year-old Subodh 


"Mummy you cannot give away this magazine to raddi-vala (man who collects old newspapers and magazines), I want to preserve them and read out to my children." - Eight-year-old Tanvi, Mumbai 


"I read the jokes first, the stories later. I enjoy the magazine." - Ten-year-old Rohan, Chennai


An inspiring story, a powerful idea, a catchy poem or an enchanting picture remains etched as an abiding memory in growing minds. It is, therefore, important to provide children with a strong value system, right from the beginning, so that they grow up to be responsible, honest, courageous and right citizens of tomorrow.


Balvihar gives youngsters a solid and durable foundation of ethics and right thinking in their receptive years by its excellent combination of reading and learning with fun, love and laughter.


Balvihar’s annual subscription and life subscription offers are ideal gifts for every child in every city, town, and village, in every country around the world!


How to Subscribe for Print version? 

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Long Term (15 years) Rs.3,500/-
5 years Rs.1,200/-
3 years Rs.700/-
1 year Rs.250/-


Outstation subscriptions are accepted by demand draft or money order

For Outstation cheques add Rs.50/-

Outside India  
Long Term (15 years) USD 500
5 years USD 200
3 years USD 120
2 years USD 80
1 year USD 50


Drafts and cheques to be drawn in favour of  




Central Chinmaya Mission Trust

Sandeepany Sadhanalaya

Sakhi Vihar Road


Mumbai - 400 072



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