Chinmaya Mission Houston - Announcement for Aug 15, 2021

CMH Summer Schedule   May 24 thru Sept. 11, 2021

The next academic year will start on Sep. 12, 2021.

Bala Vihar Re-Enrollment for 2021-22

Bala Vihar re-enrollment confirmations for the new Bala Vihar year starting September 12, 2021 have been emailed.
If you have not been re-enrolled, you will need to re-register your children. Please make sure to register during Bala Vihar open registration from August 8 to August 15, to ensure that your Bala Vihar enrollment is complete. Note that the registration will be online, and the link will be available at starting August 8.
If you have any concerns or questions, please email

New Member Registration for Bala Vihar  Aug. 8-15, 2021 

Date: Aug. 8-15
Place: (online registration)
  • Bala Vihar New Registration will be conducted online at
  • Detailed information will be provided at the time of registration.
  • Registration will be open for all grades for both sessions on the above dates.
  • No Registrations will be done on the Bala Vihar Opening day in September.
Many of our Bala Vihar classes are nearing capacity, if we reach maximum capacity during the registration period, we may stop new registrations altogether for those grades in September.

CMH Gardening Team needs volunteers

The Chinmaya Mission Houston gardening volunteer’s team is looking for more volunteers. We have services for mowing, edging, trimming, etc. The volunteers do planting, watering, weeding, etc. to keep the property clean and beautiful. They work every Saturday morning from 7:00 to 10:00 AM.
This year’s hard freeze has caused tremendous damage to the plants, and a lot of extra help is needed. If you can help, please come to CMH and join them on any Saturday morning anytime between 7:00 and 10:00 AM even if it is for a little while.

Upakarma – Thread Changing Ceremony at Sivalaya – Sat. Aug. 21, 2021

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya will conduct Upakarma (thread changing ceremony) on Saturday, August 21, 2021. Upakarma is an annual ritual during which individuals who have gone through the Upanayanam ritual and wear the sacred thread get a new sacred thread and renew their commitment to the study of the Vedas.
Due to COVID related distance restrictions we can accommodate a limited number of devotees in the Mandir on a first come first serve basis.  Interested individuals should register at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya or send an email to, especially if they want to attend in person.
Devotees attending in person will be provided all the materials required to perform the puja including sacred thread. Those who join remotely will have to be prepared with all samagri for the puja.
The ceremony will also be available via Zoom webinar:  (Meeting ID: 91915141069 – Password: 815845)
Puja Schedule:
8:00 – 8:30 AM – Puja preparation and Seating
8:30 – 10:00 AM – Upakarma
Puja Contribution: $21/Individual, $31/Family and Daksina to the priest.
Sponsor Online:  Single    Family

Sri Krsna Janmastami – Sun. Aug. 29, 2021

Sri Krsna Janmastami will be celebrated at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya on Sunday, August 29, 2021. We welcome one and all to come and receive the blessings of Lord Krsna on this auspicious day. 
Due to COVID related distance restrictions we can accommodate a limited number of devotees in the Mandir on a first come first serve basis.    
The Puja will also be available via Zoom webinar:  (Meeting ID: 91915141069 – Password: 815845)
The puja schedule is as follows:
Sri Krsnastami Puja: 7:00pm –  8:00 pm
Puja Sponsorship: $21 Sri Krsna Astottara-sata-nama Arcana will be performed on request during the temple hours.
Sponsor Online:   Sign Up

Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth (CVV) Offers Hindu Chaplaincy Certificate Program

Pujya Swami Swaroopananda announced the launch of a new Hindu Chaplain training and certification program to serve the Hindu community as spiritual care providers and spiritual ambassadors.
Please click this link for Swami ji’s announcement about this program. Please click this link for all details about this program.

Making a difference by shopping at

Chinmaya Mission has received nearly $7,500 from Amazon, as a .5% contribution of CMH member purchases from Amazon, using the link below. We encourage you all to participate in this endeavour to bring additional revenue to CMH, just by being mindful in using the right link.
When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase price to CMH.
Please click here for this link
AmazonSmile is also available in the Amazon Shopping app on iPhone and Android phones. See how to activate here.

Online Yoga classes for CMH Members

The schedule is as under:
Monday6:00 AM – 7:00 AMSneha ThakarFor CMH members only
Tuesday6:00 AM – 7:00 AMPadmaja ReddyFor CMH members only
Wednesday6:00 AM – 7:00 AMSneha ThakarFor CMH members only
Thursday6:00 AM – 7:00 AMSneha ThakarFor CMH members only
Friday6:30 AM – 7:30 AMDaksha ShahFor CMH members only
Saturday6:30 AM – 7:30 AMPadmaja ReddyFor CMH members only
Sunday  Class Cancelled
Please follow the instructions below for the yoga session:
  1. Click on the following link:
  2. If prompted for meeting id, please enter 480-593-874
  3. If prompted for password, please enter 013167
Note:  The link is for your family. Please do not forward it.
Yoga provides great benefits, but only you know your own body and limits. Like any exercise, please consult your health care professional with any questions or concerns before starting any exercise program.

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Sivalaya is open to public with Covid-19 related health safety restrictions. Regular scheduled Sevas will continue to be performed in the temple and also will be made available through zoom webinar. Please check your email for the webinar details or call Sivalaya.
Temple Timings
Monday to Friday
Morning: 9:00 AM – Noon
Evening: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday
Morning: 8:30 AM – 2:00 PM
Evening: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Sevas available through Zoom:
Every Monday Rudrabhisekam – 6:00 PM
Every Pradosa day Rudrabhisekam – 6:00 PM
Every Caturthi day Ganesa Puja – 6:00 PM
Every Purnima day Sri Satyanarayana Puja – 5:30 PM
You can sponsor any scheduled Puja by calling the priest or online ( at least 30 mins before the start of the Puja.
Please call Sivalaya to schedule any special Sevas conducted for you in the temple or your home.  You can also request for any Seva through zoom.
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.

CM Worldwide

Launch & Early Bird Registration for Guna Gaaun Main (G2M) Singing Competition by Chinmaya Naada Bindu
For further details please click here
Gita Sarita – Talks in Telugu on complete Bhagavad Gita on Chinmaya Channel
For further details please click here
Music Courses offered at CVV
For further details please click on the links below:
Special series with Pujya Swami Swaroopananda, based on a deep study of Sri Adi Sankaracharya’s Nirvana Shatkam
For further details please click here