1. Satsanga Timings – Sunday Feb 17, 2013

     8:35 AM – 10:15 AM       
Satsanga I for adults
& Bala Vihar grades PreK-10 & grade 12
10:15 AM – 11:00 AM Language & Orchestra/Slokathon classes for children in Session I
Chanting class for adults
11:20 AM –   1:00 PM Satsanga II for adults, CHYKs, Bala Vihar grades PreK-11
  1:30 PM –   2:15 PM Language and Slokathon classes for children in Session II

2. Language classroom changes – Starting Sunday Feb 10, 2013

– Hindi 1A is moved to Grade 7 classroom (N202 – Upstairs North Wing)

– Telugu 4 is moved to Pre K classroom (S117 – Downstairs South Wing – along with Telugu 2)

3. Mahasivaratri Celebrations – March 9 & 10, 2013

Mark your calendars and plan to participate in all events planned for Mahasivaratri celebrations this year. The event details are as follows:

Maha Mrtyunjaya Homa – Saturday March 9, 2013

        Time: 9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

      Venue: CMH Smrti Hall

Maha Mrtyunjaya Homa is conducted for health and well being. The Homa is open to public. Please plan to participate with your family and also inform your non-CMH friends and family so they can take advantage of this once a year special puja.

Mahasivaratri Puja at Sivalaya  – Sunday March 10, 2013

This year Mahasivaratri is on a Sunday. There will be Pujas all day long at Sivalaya including Rudrabhiseka pujas & Ksirabhisekam followed by Meditation and Maha Arati.

In addition, Uncle will have a special class on this auspicious occasion, on Siva Manasa Puja, during regular class times. These classes will be open to public. Please inform your friends and family and make sure you do not miss the class. Get inspired by Uncle’s message and be blessed by Lord Siva on this very special day. After the Satsanga, all can participate in Ksirabhiseka at the Sivalaya.

Please see the CMH Events page for complete program details.

4. Gita Chanting Competition – Saturday May 11, 2013

The Gita chanting competition will be held on May 11, on the occasion of Pujya Gurudeva’s birthday. Bhagavad Gita Chapter 11 has been selected for this year’s competition.

Along with the regular competition for children, the adults are also invited to participate in Gita presentation. Details on Gita presentations for adults will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Gita chanting classes for children will be held every Sunday at Chinmaya Prabha from February 10 to April 28 as under:

GCC class for Session I: 7:45 AM – 8:30 AM

Group 1 – KG Classroom (Next to Uncle’s office)

Group 2 – Grade 2B classroom (In Sarasvati Nilayam)

Group 3 & 4 – Grade 2A classroom (In Sarasvati Nilayam)

GCC class for Session II: 10:30 – 11:15 AM

Group 1 – Grade 11 classrrom (N203 – Upstairs North Wing)

Group 2 – Grade 10 classroom (S203 – Upstairs South Wing)

Group 3 & 4 – Artroom (S204 – Upstairs South Wing)

Registration: In order to be more environmentally friendly, registration for the competition will be online only. Registration involves an online payment of $5 for each participant. Please see the complete details, including registration, at the Gita chanting competition page.

5. Jnana Yajna by Guruji July 07, 2013 – July 13, 2013

We are delighted to announce that Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji will be conducting a Jnana Yajna at Chinmaya Prabha, on Svetasvatara Upanisad. This text reveals the true nature of God and how to establish our essential oneness with Him.

Guruji’s captivating and endearing rendition during the last Jnana Yajna in Houston in 2011, had enthralled all attendees, and had left them wanting more.

There will be 3 discourses daily. We encourage all members to plan ahead so they can take vacation during this time and attend all 3 discourses to get the most out of this divine text.

Please note that this is a public event. Share the Jnana Yajna details with all your friends and relatives so maximum people can enrich themselves with this rare opportunity.

6. Dharma Bee – Quiz Contest for Children

Dharma Bee – Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh will conduct a quiz contest “Dharma Bee” for children as part of the celebrations for Swami Vivekananda’s 150th birth centenary.

For details for the contest and registration information please visit: www.dharmabee.org

7. Ayurvedic Consultation at CMH

Vaidya Sunita Tarkunde conducts Ayurvedic Consultations for members of Chinmaya Mission Houston on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the Tapovan room (the basement of our mandir). Each individual gets approximately 15 minutes for wellness consultations.

For appointments please sign up online (Password: gurudev)

There is no fee for these consultations, but donations are welcome. Checks should be made payable to “CMH.”

8. Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Temple timing:



Monday to Friday 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon



5:00 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 through out 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 12:00 Noon & 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