Chinmaya Mission Houston

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Announcements for Sun. Feb. 11, 2018

1. Satsanga timings - Sun, Feb 11, 2018

  8:35 AM - 10:15 AM      
Satsanga I for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-12

10:30 AM - 11:15 AMLanguages, Bhajana & Orchestra Classes

11:20 AM -   1:00 PMSatsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-11

  1:30 PM -   2:15 PMHindi classes for children in Session II

Please note Bhajana classes are held every other Sunday.

In order to prepare children for the Gita Chanting Competition (GCC), we will have Gita Chanting classes instead of Slokathon, from Feb 4 to Apr. 29, 2018. Slokathon children will attend GCC classes.

Gita Chanting Classes

Chanting Classes for Balavihara children will be held every Sunday at Chinmaya Prabha from February 3rd to April 29th.

Bala Vihar children are required to attend classes for their respective sessions as below:

Class Times for Session 1: 7:45 AM - 8:30 AM

Group Grades Classroom Room Number



3 & 4

Class Times for Session 2: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Group Grades Classroom Room Number



3 & 4
Conf Room

Attached herewith is the Bala Mandir Floor map for ease of reference.

2. Mahasivaratri Celebrations at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya - Feb 13 & 17, 2018

Mahasivaratri is the most auspicious festival celebrated at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya. Festivities are planned for Tuesday, Feb 13 and Saturday, Feb 17, 2018 as below.

Plan to participate with your family and friends on this auspicious occasion and receive Lord Siva's blessings.

For complete program details on both days please click here or call Jay Deshmukh @ 832-541-0059.

Tuesday February 13, 2018

9:00 AM to   9:45 PM      
Ksirabhiseka to Utsava Murti of Lord Siva

9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhiseka

7:00 PM to 10:00 PM Laghunyasa purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhisek

10:00 PM to 10:30 PM Arati & Prasada

10:30 PM to 11:45 PM Meditation followed by midnight Arati

Puja Sponsorships

Take advantage of the auspicious occasion and partake in the Pujas with the following sponsorships.

Please sponsor online in advance to allow time for arrangements.

  • Mukhya Yajamana for Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhiseka (1 family): $3001 (Sponsor)
  • Yajamanas for Laghunyasa Purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhiseka (11 families): $1001 (Sponsor)
  • Panchamrita Seva:   $251 (Sponsor)
  • Sarvalankara Seva:  $251 (Sponsor)
  • Rudrabhiseka Seva: $21 (Sponsor)
Mahasivaratri 2018
Maha Mrtyunjaya Homa - Sat, Feb 17, 2018

On the occasion of Mahasivaratri, we will have Mahamrtyunjaya Homa at Chinmaya Smrti on Saturday, February 17 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Mahamrtyunjaya homa is performed for the physical and spiritual well-being of family and friends. This event is open to public.

Homa sponsorship: $21 per family (Sponsor)

3. Lock-In for Bala Vihar Grades KG to 2nd Grade - Fri, Feb 23, 2018

The Student Council is holding its annual Lock-In for Bala Vihar children in KG to 2nd Grade. This is a social evening filled with games and entertainment for our children, and is a much awaited event.

Registration: Please sign-up at the desk in Dining Area on February 11th and February 18th (In Between the sessions and at lunch)

From:             Friday, February 23 7:00 PM

To:                 Saturday, February 24 8:00 AM

Registration: $10 for children & $5 for volunteers

A lock-in with so many children needs a lot of supervision. We are therefore requesting interested adults to sign up at the ticket desk.

Spots are limited to the first 120 children and 30 volunteers. Registration is in the Dining Area. If you have any questions please contact the CMH Student Council at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

4. Holi Celebration at CMH Sun. Mar. 4, 2018

We are excited to bring back due to popular demand, the most colorful and fun festival of Holi celebration at CMH.

Where: At CMH premises

When:  Sun. Mar. 4, after the second session

Time:   1:15 PM onwards

We will have a lot of fun with Holi Fire, lunch, music, games and color. So mark your calendars now. Ticket sales start in the dining area after each session on this Sun. Feb. 11. The prices are as under:

Adults - $ 10/-

Bala Vihar Kids - $ 5/-

Please note this time we do not have any online ticket sales for this event, so plan to buy them ASAP at Mission.

For further details please click here

5. Gita Chanting Competition for Bala Vihar children - May 5, 2018

On the occasion of Pujya Gurudeva's birthday, we conduct Gita Chanting Competition for our Bala Vihar children every year.

This year the competition is on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 16 and will be held on Saturday, May 05.

See complete details of the Gita Chanting Competition

6. CMH Photo Directory

The complementary 8X10 photos are now at CMH. Please arrange to have them picked up from a desk set up for this in the Dining area from 10:15 AM to 11:15 AM on Sun. Feb.11.

A Big shout out to those of us who are waiting to schedule their appointments. Please act now and schedule your photo session appointments on one of the dates below:


  • Friday, March 2, 2018 through Sunday, March 4, 2018
  • Friday, March 9, 2018 through Sunday, March 11, 2018
  • Friday, March 23, 2018 through Sunday, March 25, 2018


  • Friday: 3:00 PM through 8:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM through 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM through 4:00 PM

Link for scheduling:

(Please note this link is also available through our CMH website)

7. Remember to use AMAZONSMILE - CMH receives .5% of member purchases, as donation

As announced, please note, that CMH has now been registered with the AmazonSmile program. This means that every time a CMH member buys through AmazonSmileCMH receives .5% of our member purchases as donation from Amazon. For your convenience this link has now been provided on our CMH website.

We encourage all members to save the above link in their “Favorites” and use this link for future purchases. This change does not cost members anything extra, but will most certainly help with CMH finances.


8. Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Temple timing:

Monday to Friday
9:00 AM - Noon
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Saturday and Sunday            
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Annual Sponsorship of Pujas at Saumyakasi Sivalaya

To seek the Lord’s grace through out the year and/or on special occasions like Birthdays and Anniversaries, and to have the priest perform Arcana and Arati on your behalf in the temple, please fill out the annual sponsorship form.

Puja Schedule:

Everyday  Arati 7:30 PM

Every Monday  Rudrabhisekam 7:00 PM

Every Pradosa day Rudrabhisekam 7:00 PM

Every Saturday Sri Sivasahasranama Puja 9:00 AM

Every Caturthi day Ganesa Puja 6:30 PM

Every Purnima day Sri Satyanarayana Puja    
6:30 PM