Chinmaya Mission Houston - Announcement for Nov 14, 2021


Chinmaya Mission Houston Virtual Bala Vihar Open House on Sun. Nov. 14, 2021

Please mark your calendars to attend Chinmaya Mission Houston Virtual Bala Vihar Open House on Nov 14, Sunday from 10-11:15 AM
Bala Vihar Open House provides a perfect opportunity for all parents to:
  • Meet with their children’s Bala Vihar teachers
  • Get to know the current year’s curriculum of their children
  • Get to know other children and their families in their child’s grade
  • Understand Bala Vihar rules, key resources and how parents can support the teachers to make the learning experience a success for the children
  • Get involved with Bala Vihar activities as a room parent, where applicable, this year
Please note the following additional important information regarding BV Open House:
  1. We will not be having Adult Satsanga on Nov 14. Instead, all parents are requested to join their child’s Bala Vihar class using their respective Grade/Session Zoom links.
  2. Please join along with your child using your child’s name.
  3. If you have more than one child, parents may choose to split their time between multiple classes

Annual Dipavali Gift Curbside Pick-up      Sat. Nov. 13, 2021

For those members who were attending this year’s Dipavali Puja via zoom, we have arranged for a curbside pickup of their Dipavali gift.
Please drive by the Bal-Vihara side door by the back parking lot and pick up your gift in the porch on Saturday, November 13 from 10:00 AM 1:00PM. Volunteers will be standing by. 
We encourage all members to complete the online Gurudakshina pledge if you already have not done so and receive this beautiful gift of a ‘Kullu’ cap in a bag with pujya Gurudeva’s signature on both. This gift was specially made for CMH by the underprivileged women of Sidhhabari through CORD (Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development).

Upanisad Daily App

Upanisad Daily was released on Thursday, October 28. Please download the app on App Store or Google Play, and enjoy Pujya Gurudev’s messages from Upanisads everyday.

CMH Bookstore link to purchase CM books

We thank all the members who have purchased and collected their books. Members who could not collect the books, are requested to send an email to to arrange your pickup.
New registered members, who could not purchase the books, can use the following link to purchase the books with a shipping option. 

New Member Registration for Bala Vihar  2021-22 

As per popular demand, we are happy to announce that we are extending our Bala Vihar registration till Dec. 31, 2021. We encourage you all to use this opportunity and register.
  • 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.
Some of our BV classes have reached capacity. Registrations close for the grades that reach maximum capacity. For further details please click here

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.