Chinmaya Mission Houston

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Announcements for Sun. Nov. 05, 2018

1.  Daylight Savings Ends on Sunday Nov. 04, 2018

Please note your clocks fall back an hour on Sun. Nov. 04, 2018, thus you get an extra hour of sleep.

2.   Annual Dipavali Puja & Gurudaksina  Sun. Nov. 04, 2018

All members are invited to join our Annual Dipavali Puja on Sun. Nov. 04, 2018.  The puja will include Ganesa Puja, Sri Laksmi Puja and Sri Visnusahasranama Puja, to be followed by Gurudaksina.

As per CMH tradition the Puja will be held in two sessions in the Smrti Hall

Session I             8:30 AM

Session II          11:00 AM

Please click here for more details.

Please allow yourselves enough time to walk, park and be seated 15 minutes before start time. Let us come with our families, dressed in our festive best, beaming with a heart full of love and smiles, to pray together.

Please remember to bring the following items for Puja:

  • Coin/Lamp/Account Book in a decorated plate for Laksmi Puja
  • Lamp in a decorated plate for Visnusahasranama Puja
  • Yellow Rice and Flowers
  • A third plate with a lamp for Arati
  • Prarthana Piyusa
  • Match Box, Plastic bags, Paper Napkins
  • Gurudaksina Envelope

3.   Announcement from Contributions Desk

Gurudaksina pledge forms were emailed on Sunday, October 14. If you have not received the email, please write to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

4.   Dipavali Puja at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya –  Tue. Nov. 06, 2018

Sri Astalaksmi Puja will be performed at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya on the auspicious occasion of Dipavali on Tuesday, November 06, 2018 at 7:00 PM.

All are invited to participate in the Puja with family and friends and receive Mother Laksmi's blessings.

Special Puja seva/sponsorship: $21 per family

Sri Laksmi Astottara-satanama seva and arcanas will be performed all day on request.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

On the occasion of the Gujarati New Year, the temple will be open for extended hours as follows:

8:00 AM- 1:00 PM

5:00 PM- 8:30 PM

7. Upcoming CMH Events – Mark your calendars please

Please mark your calendars for the following upcoming exciting event:

  • Family Night                                                  Sat. Dec. 08, 2018

Please look out for more details in future announcements.

8.  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.

9.  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