Chinmaya Mission Houston

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Announcements for Sun. Sep. 16, 2018

1.  New Bala Vihar Year & Adult Satsangas start   Sun. Sep. 16 2018

Satsang timings:

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

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Language classes for children in Session I and Orchestra/Slokathon

11:20 AM - 1:00 PM Satsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-10

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

We have a lot of new members and thus the need to reiterate the importance of adhering to CMH housekeeping rules by which we govern ourselves.

Punctuality is an integral part of CMH culture and we are grateful for your understanding and appreciation of the same.  Please give yourself enough time so as to park and be seated in Smrti Hall/ Sarasvati Nilayam by 8:35 AM (1st Session attendees) and by 11:20 AM (2nd Session attendees).  We may have to close the doors before the start of Arati.

Additional Housekeeping Instructions

  • All members must remain seated until the end of their respective Sessions and should not get up and walk out while the Satsanga or Announcements are going on.
  • Please turn your cell phones off during the Bhajanas and Satsanga in Smrti Hall.
  • Please do not stream or record any Pravacan.
  • It is mandatory for at least one parent to be in attendance when children are attending Bala Vihar.
  • Parents of Pre-K children are requested to sit in the “reserved” area in the back next to the Sound Booth.
  • Except for Pre-KG, all Bala Vihar grades in both sessions are under freeze for the rest of the year.

Extra-curricular classes start this Sunday

We will be starting our Language, Slokathon and Orchestra classes, this Sunday.

Bhajana classes will start from Sep 23 and they will be held every other Sunday.

Please note that children who have enrolled in these classes during the reenrollment process will be the only ones allowed to attend. No new children will be enrolled for any extra-curricular classes.

Parents should go to their children's language class for this first class, as all the details for the class will be provided to children and parents this Sunday.

To view the Balamandira map please click here

2.  Ganesa Caturthi – Arati & Visarjana   Sun. Sep. 16, 2018

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya welcomes you with family and friends, to participate in the Visarjana and Arati, between the two Sessions on Sunday Sep. 16, and receive the blessings of Lord Ganesa on this auspicious occasion.

 Sunday Sep 16, 2018

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

3.  Devi Group Every Tuesday from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

After a few months of break, our Devi Group classes resumed this week. It is an earnest request to all the devis, who can, to please take a couple of hours out of daily routine (mundane duties) and join these classes. Ultimately, you will thank yourself for deciding to cash this ‘golden ticket’. It is by all means, a rare opportunity!

So hope to see you all there,.  The class details are as follows:

  • Class held at Chinmaya Mission, Smriti building, 2nd grade classroom
  • Every Tuesday at 10:00 – 11:30
  • Text – Vakya Vritti of Adi sankara
  • Taught by Darshana Auntie

Please call or text Purvi Dhutia at 832-816-0287 about your decision to join so she can add your contact information for the weekly communication, with regard to this class.

4.  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.

5.  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

6.  CMH Worldwide Announcements – non CMH specific

A. Suvarna Mahotsava of Jagadeeshwara temple, Powai        Nov. 10, 2018

For further details please click here