Chinmaya Mission Houston

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Announcement for Sun. Sept. 9, 2018

1.  New Bala Vihar Year & Adult Satsangas start Sun. Sep. 9, 2018

We are excited to start the new Bala Vihar year and Adult Satsanga from this Sunday Sep. 9, 2018. All teachers and sevaks have been working with zeal in preparations for the Opening Day.

The timings will be as under:

8:35 AM - 10:15 AM Satsanga I for adults, Bala Vihar grades PreK-12

11:20 AM - 1:00 PM Satsanga II for adults, Bala Vihar grades PreK-10

  • A special program has been planned for the first 20 minutes of the opening day.
  • After the first 20 minutes, we will have regular satsanga and classes.
  • All children from Pre K to Grade 12 should come straight to Smrti and must be seated by 8:30 AM for the first session, and 11:15 AM for the second session. Anyone who is not seated by this time may have to sit in the dining area.
  • Please make sure that children do not carry any bags or books with them.
  • Please note that the main door to Chinmaya Prabha will close at 8:45 AM & 11:30 AM.
  • Except for Pre-KG, all Bala Vihar grades in both sessions are under freeze for the rest of the year.

We encourage all adults and children to wear festive Indian clothes to herald the spirit of the Bala Vihar New Year.

After the Bala Vihar classes, Children in Grades Pre K - 3 must be picked up from their respective classrooms by parents.

To view the Balamandira map please click here

Slokathon, Orchestra and Language classes will start from Sun. Sep 16. Bhajana classes will start from Sep 23.

2.  Ganesa Caturthi - Wed, Sep 12, 2018

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya welcomes you with family and friends, to participate in the Puja, and receive the blessings of Lord Ganesa on the  auspicious occasion of Ganesa Caturthi on Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

The program is as follows:

7:30 PM – 8:30 PM Vinayaka Vrata Puja

8:30 PM – 9:00 PM Darsana and Prasada

Seva: $21

Sri Ganesa Astottara-sata-nama Arcana will be performed all day long on request.

Sunday Sep 16, 2018

Arati and Visarjana : 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

3.  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 AmazonSmile, at this link < http://smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0287512, CMH receives .5% of our member purchases towards donations.

For your convenience this link has now been provided on our CMH website http://www.chinmayahouston.org/

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.

4.  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 throughout 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

5.  CMH Worldwide Announcements - non CMH specific

A. Prasanopanishad E-Camp by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejmayananda

Sep. 06 to Sep. 23, 2018

For further details please click here

B. Chinmaya International Foundation brings 'Master Gita Master Life”

Starting January 2019 onward

 This is a unique 20-month program to study the Bhagavad Gita under the guidance of Swami Advayananda, from January 2019 onward.

For further details please click here