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Announcements for Sun. Feb 03, 2019

1.  Satsanga Timings     Sun. Feb. 03, 2019

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

10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Language, Bhajana, Slokathon, Orchestra & Adult Chanting classes

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

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Hindi Language Classes for Session II Bala Vihar

Please note Bhajana classes are held every other Sunday.

2.  Lock-In for Bala Vihar Grades KG to 2nd Grade    Fri. Feb.  8, 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 January 27th and February 3rd (In Between the sessions)

From: Friday, February 8 7:00 PM

To: Saturday, February 9 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

3.  Contribution Statements - 2018

Contribution statements for the period January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018 have been emailed on January 26 for your tax filing purposes. If you have not received your statement, please write to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or stop by the Contribution Desk on Sunday.

4.  Gita Chanting Competition (GCC) for Bala Vihar children on May 4, 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 17 and will be held on Saturday, May 04.

On line registration will start on Sunday Feb. 10. All related details for GCC will be available on our website next week.

GCC Classes

To prepare for the Competition, Gita Chanting Classes are being offered for Balavihara children every Sunday at Chinmaya Prabha from February 10th to April 28th. Please bring a printed copy of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17 to the class.

Class schedule is given below. Children are required to attend classes for their respective session.

Group 1 & Pre KG, - 2

Group 2

Grades 3 -5

Group 3 & 4

Grades 6 - 12

Morning Session

(7:45 AM to 8:30 AM)

N 105

(KG classroom)

N 104

(Grade 2B Classroom)

N 103

(Grade 2A Classroom)

Afternoon Session

(10:30 AM to 11:15 AM)

S 112

(Grade 4 Classroom)

Grade 3

Grades 4 and 5

S 107

(Grade 3 classroom)

S201

(Grade 8 Classroom)

S202

(Grade 6 Classroom)

For a map to the class room please click here

No Slokathon classes from Feb 10 to Apr 28, 2019

To prepare children for the Gita Chanting Competition (GCC), we will have Gita classes instead of Slokathon, from Feb 10 to Apr. 28, 2019.  Slokathon children will attend GCC classes.

5.  Mahasivaratri Celebrations at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya -   Mar 02 & 04, 2019

Mahasivaratri is the most auspicious festival celebrated at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya. Festivities are planned for Saturday, Mar 02 and Monday, Mar 04, 2019 as below.

Monday March 04, 2019


9:00 AM to   9:45 PM

Ksirabhiseka to Utsava Murti of Lord Siva


9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhiseka


9:30 AM to 10:30 AM

Rudrabhiseka Seva (Smrti Hall)


6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Rudrabhiseka Seva (Smrti Hall)


7:00 PM to 10:30 PM

Laghunyasa purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhiseka


8:00 PM to  9:00 PM

Rudrabhiseka Seva (Smrti Hall)


10:30 PM to 11:45 PM

Meditation followed by midnight Arati

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.

Puja Sponsorships

Take advantage of the auspicious occasion and partake in the Pujas with the following sponsorships.  Your active participation will also support the ongoing Jirnodhar activities.

We encourage you to register online in advance for the pujas to allow time for arrangements.

  • Mukhya Yajamana for Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhiseka : $3001 (Register)
  • Mukhya Yajamana for Laghunyasa purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhiseka : $3001 (Register)
  • Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhiseka (Temple) : $301 (Register)
  • Laghunyasa Purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhiseka Seva (Temple): $301 (Register)
  • Rudrabhiseka Seva (Smrti):   $101 (Register)
  • Mahasivaratri General Sponsorship: $21 (Register)

Maha Mrtyunjaya Homa - Sat, March 2nd, 2019

On the occasion of Mahasivaratri, we will perform Mahamrtyunjaya Homa at Chinmaya Smrti on Saturday, March 02 -  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 (Register)

6.  "Krishna Leela" - A Dance Drama    Sun. Mar. 31, 2019

“Krishna Leela” is a unique Dance Recital based on compositions of Poet Saint Sri Narasimh Mehta. The compositions will be sung by our very own Dr. Rucha Sheth and NIshad Mehta, and dances will be choreographed by Rathana Kumar, Juhi Vyas and Avani Dave. This offering to Bhagavan Krishna and his devotee Saint Narasimh Mehta will truly be an event to remember.

Proceeds from this event will go towards Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya “Jirnoddhar” projects to bring the temple back to its best condition.

Program Details are as below:

Time: 5:00 PM

Venue: Stafford Civic Center, 1415 Constitution Ave, Stafford, TX 77477

Tickets: $25, $50, $100, $250, and VIP

Tickets are on sale at Mission and can be bought in the Dining Area, after both sessions. For best seats please buy your tickets ASAP.

For further details please click here  

Brochure/souvenir for the “Krishna Leela” Program

Chinmaya Mission is bringing out a brochure/souvenir for the upcoming "Krishna Leela" program on Sunday, March 31, 2019. All funds raised from the souvenir will be for the temple Jirnodhar projects. We request your help to make this effort a big success. You, your business, your family and friends can do this by sponsoring advertisements in the souvenir.

The advertisement sponsorships are as below:

Full page -                         $2,000             Free 2 VIP tickets

Half page -                         $1,000             Free 2 $250 tickets

1/4 page -                           $500                Free 2 $100 tickets

Back Cover page                $5000              Free 5 VIP tickets

Back inside page,               $3,000             Free 3 VIP tickets

Front inside page               $3,000             Free 3 VIP tickets

Center page                        $3,000             Free 3 VIP tickets

Please email your advertisements to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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 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.

8.  Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Please make note of these new temple hours for the Jan 4 - Feb 5 period:

Monday - Friday

Morning: Closed

Afternoon: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Saturday & Sunday (no change)

Morning:     8:30am - 2:00pm

Afternoon: 5:00pm - 8:00pm

All special pujas, including Monday Abhisekam, Pradosam, Satyanarayana Puja and Ganesa Puja will be performed as scheduled.

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

9.  CMH Worldwide Announcements – non CMH specific

A. Chinmaya Academicians Conclave to be held at Chinmaya Vibhooti

From Feb. 20 – 29, 2019.

For further details please click here

B.  26th Mahasamadhi Camp - My Krishna Contest CIF

For further details please click here

C. Youth empowerment program - YEP 2019

For further details please click here 

 

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