Welcome to HARI Vidya Bhavan. We are a language and culture school based on the Brown University Campus. Our mission is to provide Hindi language instruction and to foster a secular understanding of India's diverse cultural heritage. >Learn About Us

Learn Hindi

Our students learn Hindi in a multi-level classes providing instruction in speaking, reading and writing.

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Explore India

We spotlight India's diverse cultural traditions, practices and history within a secular context.

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Give Back

We provide the HARI students and parents an opportunity to give back to the community.

>Meet our Volunteers

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HARI annual day rehearsal - Location TBD

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India's Interesting facts, Inventions...
  • The Number System was invented in India
  • The digit zero was invented by Aryabhatta
  • Indus Valley Civilization - one of the greatest civilizations
  • World's first University in Takshilla - 700 B.C.
  • Ayurveda - the ancient scientific system of medicine
  • Yoga - process of elevating oneself by calming the mind
  • Sushruta - the father of Surgery, in Sushruta Samhita, describes over 120 surgical instruments, 300 surgical procedures and classifies surgery in 8 categories.
  • Varanasi - world's oldest living, continually inhabited city
  • Mahabharata - the longest epic in world literature with 10,000 two-line stanzas