Chinmaya Mission Houston - Announcements for Jan 29, 2023

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Lock-In for Bala Vihar Grades KG to 4th Grade on Friday February  3, 2023 at 7PM

The Student Council is holding its annual Lock-In for Bala Vihar children in KG to 4th 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 the Dining Area on January 29th between the sessions from 10:20 AM to 11:15 AM and during Lunch from 1:00 PM to 1:25 PM.
From: Friday, February 3, 2023 at 7:00 PM (drop off)
To: Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 8:00 AM (Pick up)
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 CMHStudent Council at

2022 Contribution Statements

2022 contribution statements were emailed on January 21 and 22 for your tax return filing purposes as appropriate.
If you notice any discrepancies, or if you have not yet received your statement, please write to

Vishnusahasranama Puja Sign-up

As you are aware, Vishnusahasranama Puja is usually performed in the Smrti Hall on the first Sunday of each month. If you wish to perform the puja on stage, please sign up here.

Mahasivaratri at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya – Feb 18 & Feb 25, 2023

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya invites you to participate with your family and friends on the auspicious occasion of Mahasivaratri and Maha Mrtyunjaya Homa and receive Lord Siva’s blessings.
For complete program details please click here or call Jay Deshmukh @ 832-541-0059.

Saturday, February 18, 2023

9:00am – 10:00pm – Ksirabhiseka to Utsava Murti of Lord Siva
9:00am – 12:00pm – Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhiseka
10:00am – 11:00am – Rudrabhiseka Seva (Smriti Hall)
7:00pm – 10:00pm – Laghunyasa Purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhiseka
7:00pm –  8:00pm – Rudrabhiseka Seva (Smriti Hall)
8:30pm –  9:30pm – Rudrabhiseka Seva (Smriti Hall)
10:30pm – 11:45pm – Meditation Followed by Arati

Saturday, February 25, 2023

10:00 am – 11:30am – Maha Mrtyunjaya Homa (Smriti Hall)
Take advantage of the auspicious occasion and partake in the Pujas with the following sponsorships.  
We request that you register for the Sevas early to allow us to make arrangements and to ensure you have a spot at a time of your choice.  
Please register online in advance for the following Sevas.
  • Mukhya Yajamana for Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhiseka : $3001
  • Mukhya Yajamana for Laghunyasa purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhiseka: $3001
  • Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhiseka (Temple) – 16 families* only: $301
  • Laghunyasa Purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhiseka Seva (Temple) – 16 families* only: $301
  • Rudrabhiseka Seva (Smrti) :   $101
  • Mahasivaratri General Sponsorship: $21
* Limit 2 per family due to limited space
MahaMrtyunjaya Homa – Saturday, Feb 25, 2023
We invite you to participate in our annual MahaMrtyunjaya Homa at Chinmaya Mission with friends and family and receive Bhagawan’s blessings for health and happiness. This is open for all.
The Homa is from 10:00 am – 11:30 am. 
Please be seated by 9:45 am.
Homa Sponsorship: $21 per family

Gita Chanting Competition for Bala Vihar children Sat. May 06, 2023

Place: Chinmaya Smriti              Time: TBD
Bhagavad Gita Chapter 3 is selected for this year’s competition.
Grouping of students is aligned with the National Chinmaya Mission guidelines for Gita Chanting competition. 
The following table shows the selection of verses for each group:
Gita chanting classes will be held for children every Sunday from February 5th to April 30th

Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar 2022-2023

Chinmaya Mission Bala Vihar is now accepting registrations for 2022-2023 calendar year for grades Pre-K through 12 (Pre-K child should have completed 4 years on or before Sep 11, 2022). Children will attend Bala Vihar in the same grade as their regular school grade.
  • Virtual registration is available at until Sep 5th.
  • In-person registration will be available from Oct 2nd onwards.
  • Detailed information will be provided at the time of registration.
  • With exceptions as noted, registration will be open for all grades for both sessions.  Exceptions: 11th and 12th grades are offered in Session 1 only (8:35 – 10:15 AM); Grades 8 and 9 in Session 1 (8:35 – 10:15 AM) are closed for new registration.
If we reach maximum capacity during the registration period, we may stop new registrations altogether for those grades.
For further details, please send an email to

Online Yoga classes for CMH Members 

Please sign up at the Welcome Desk for the ongoing Yoga classes being held on zoom for CMH members.
The schedule is as under:
Day/ Time/ Instructor/ Comments
Monday / 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM / Daksha Shah / For CMH members only
Tuesday / 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM / Sneha Thakar / For CMH members only
Wednesday / 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM / Sneha Thakar / For CMH members only
Thursday / 6:00 AM – 7:00 AM / Padmaja Reddy / For CMH members only
Friday / 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM / Sneha Thakar / For CMH members only
Saturday / 6:30 AM – 7:30 AM / Padmaja Reddy / For CMH members only
Please follow the instructions below for the yoga session:
Click on the following link: 
Meeting Id: 867 6854 1709
Passcode: 874483
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.

Satsanga 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, Bhajana/Orchestra/Slokathon and adult chanting
11:20 AM – 1:00 PM      Satsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades Pre-KG-10


CMW launched the e-Bala Vihar program
Please click here for further details.