About Shiksha

Welcome to Shiksha. Founded with the vision of endowing our children with education in the customs, practices and traditions of Hinduism, Shiksha aims to nourish them with the wealth of India’s Arts and Cultural heritage and instill in them a lifelong commitment to Hindu spiritual values; the values we cherish as parents and wish to pass on to our children.


m1.pngChildren at Shiksha learn in the most serene and devotional environment of Radha Madhav Dham where traditional Gurukul style outdoor classes are mixed with modern indoor classes to provide fun-filled learning experience.

Established in 1990, Radha Madhav Dham is one of the largest Hindu temples in the U.S.  It provides a rare opportunity to experience the devotional environment that prevailed in the ashrams of Vrindavan 500 years ago.  The beautiful ashram, measuring over 200 acres, is a representation of the holy land of Braj in India where Shree Radha Rani and Krishna appeared 5,000 years ago.

400 Barsana Road, Austin, TX 78737  |  512-288-7180  | Click here for map

For more information, please visit radhamadhavdham.org.

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Chirag Patel Ph.D.jpgMessage from Trustee

Welcome to Shiksha. Founded with the vision of endowing our children with education in the customs, practices and traditions of Hinduism, Shiksha aims to nourish them with the wealth of India’s Arts and Cultural heritage and instill in them a lifelong commitment to Hindu spiritual values; the values we cherish as parents and wish to pass on to our children.

At Shiksha, children choose from a variety of extracurricular topics and learn the subjects of their interest from qualified teachers. In addition to enriching children’s spiritual and cultural development through traditional classes in Hinduism, Dance, Language and Music, Shiksha teaches them unique skills they can use to excel among their peers in school by offering classes in Vedic Math, Test Preparation Classes and Robotics.

Children learn in the most serene and devotional environment of Radha Madhav Dham where traditional Gurukul‐style outdoor classes are mixed with modern indoor classes to provide a fun‐filled learning experience. Held every Sunday, Shiksha’s calendar follows that of Austin’s K‐12 school system – providing a consistent, year‐long extracurricular enrichment for children.

I invite you to review descriptions of classes and guidelines presented in this handbook and use this invaluable opportunity to invest in the extracurricular education of your children by enrolling them at Shiksha. I also encourage you to be part of Shiksha – a non‐profit educational organization – by being its teacher, volunteer or donor. Thank you for your interest in Shiksha.

Sincerely,
Chirag Patel, Ph.D.
Trustee