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Paramahamsa Omkarananda Saraswati

Omkarananda Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Bakola
   Date of Foundation : 1998
   Classes : Nursery to Class V
   School Timing : Summer: 8:00 am to 2:00 pm
  Winter: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
   Catchment Area : Up to 1 km
   Extracurricular Activities : Dance and Music. Sports every morning.
Bakola is a small village completely embedded in the remote high hills of the Himalayas. It is surrounded by terrace fields and hills.

There is a Durga-Devi Mandir 1½ km from the School. Close to the School, in the Narasimha Mandir, Lord Narasimha, an Avatara of Lord Vishnu, who is in a half-man-half-lion form, is worshipped. According to scriptures, Lord Narasimha manifests six attributes of God - strength, wealth, renunciation, splendour, energy and wisdom.

Omkarananda Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Bakola, is located in the village and has a beautiful brown-stone building that is well maintained and clean. The view from the School is spectacular and the famous snow-capped Himalayan peak "Chaukhamba" can be seen from here. The School children from Nursery to Classes V are coming from within the radius of 1 km. Besides the formal core curriculum, they also learn Garhwali and Hindi songs, folk dances and participate in sports every morning.



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Geographic Information
 Altitude: 1410 m
 How to reach:  On a branch road of the Rudra-prayag-Kedarnath Road, 5 km North-West from Agastyamuni
 Location: Along the road
 Holy Places: Durga-Devi Mandir and Narasimha Mandir in Bakola
 Cultivation: Wheat, Rice and Vegetables

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