Mihira The Modern Gurukul: Hindu culture and wisdom re-packaged for modern times

Mihira The Modern Gurukul: Hindu culture and wisdom re-packaged for modern times

Necessity is the mother of invention. As we zoom into a world filled with exposure to modern knowledge, technology and the multitude of world cultures, there is also an increasing need to stay rooted. Today, parents leave no stone unturned to ensure that their children get world class education. Yet, they also desire that their kids remain rooted to their own culture. This is the gap that Mihira The Modern Gurukul seeks to fill. 

“Through my interactions with children and parents I realised that Indian parents have an innate desire of wanting their children to be rooted in their culture. But, with nuclearized, time crunched family ecosystems, it takes a lot of time and effort from their side,” says Vichitraa Rajesh, Founder, Mihira The Modern Gurukul 

The genesis…

Through her interactions with children, Vichitraa realized that in order for young children to access some of these aspects of our culture, it needed to be repackaged and presented in a fun manner. What is attractive, fun, versatile and useful in imparting knowledge? That is exactly what Mihira The Modern Gurukul seeks to do. And one of the answers to this quest lies in a simple pack of cards!

Ganesh Kreeda

The cards can be used in a variety of ways. This includes memory games, sequencing and snap. They can also be used as simple flash cards for learning the verse. And there is a lot of scope for getting creative as well! Why not invent your own game using these cards?

One of things we enjoyed about the cards was their versatility. The accompanying booklet gives few suggestions on the different kinds of games that parents and children can play with the cards. This includes memory games, sequencing and snap. They can also be used as simple flash cards for learning the verse. And there is a lot of scope for getting creative as well! Why not invent your own game using these cards? 

We were delighted to receive a compact and beautifully illustrated set of cards that promised to completely change the way we thought about “Ganesh Slokas”. We have already seen Lord Ganesh in various depictions. However, the originality of the illustrations here makes these cards stand out. The entire set basically comprises of individual lines from a total of four shlokas. In short, the cards help you to learn the slokas, as well as play a series of games that reinforce the concept. 

Play in different ways 

One of things we enjoyed about the cards was their versatility. The accompanying booklet gives few suggestions on the different kinds of games that parents and children can play with the cards. This includes memory games, sequencing and snap. They can also be used as simple flash cards for learning the verse. And there is a lot of scope for getting creative as well! Why not invent your own game using these cards? 

What else? 

Coming soon are slokas for other Gods such as Hanuman, Krishna and Devi. These will be designed in a similar manner. Then, there are “Story Cards” that unlock stories from ancient texts such as the epics and the Puranas. Lastly, there are the “Dabba Kholo kits” that present a complete package on Hindu Gods and Goddesses. These thoughtfully designed activity boxes comprise of games, worksheets, mythology cards and DIY activities. 

In a nutshell…

  • Could be used from age 3 upwards.
  • Cards can be used to learn and reinforce shlokas. There are plans to podcast the auditory aspect on the Instagram page as well. 
  • Great gift for NRI’s who want to be in touch with Hindu mythology. 
  • Products available on https://mihiragurukul.in/and @mihiragurukul on Instagram. 
Flashcards that making learning Slokas a game, illustrations that bring Hindu culture, wisdom and legends alive….indeed, Mihira The Modern Gurukul gives a modern spin to ancient wisdom! 
Flashcards that making learning Slokas a game, illustrations that bring Hindu culture, wisdom and legends alive….indeed, Mihira The Modern Gurukul gives a modern spin to ancient wisdom!
Dhanishta Shah
 

Dhanishta Shah

Dhanishta is a freelance writer, going strong on a quest to explore a variety of topics and avenues for generating purposeful content. A self-confessed bibliophile, she is the Founder of Bookedforlife.
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