Chinmaya Mission Houston - Announcements for Oct 23, 2022

Annual Dipavali Puja & Gurudaksina   Sunday Oct. 23 2022

All members are warmly invited with families to join the entire CMH family for our most auspicious and joyous Dipavali morning Puja. This Puja includes Ganesa Puja, Sri Laksmi Puja and Sri Visnusahasranama Puja.
As per CMH tradition the Puja will be held in two sessions, in the Smriti Hall, on
Sunday Oct. 23 as below:
Session I 08:30 AM
Session II 11:00 AM
For details, please click here
Kindly remember to bring the following items for Puja:
  •          Coin/Lamp/Account Book in a decorated plate for Laksmi Puja
  •          Lamp in a decorated plate for Visnusahasranama Puja
  •          Yellow Rice and Flowers
  •          Prarthana Piyusa
  •          Match Box, Plastic bags, Paper Napkins
Please fulfill your pious duty in offering your Gurudaksina.
Those of you who had offered Gurudaksina last year but could not pick up your Diwali gift may do so on the day of Puja, this year.
Please come in your festive best, wearing a big Chinmaya smile.

Announcements from Contribution Desk

Personalized Gurudaksina links have been emailed to all members so you can offer your Gurudaksina during this auspicious time leading up to our Dipavali puja. If you have not received your Gurudaksina email, please write to or stop by the Contribution Desk on Sunday.

Dipavali Puja at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya Mon. Oct 24, 2022

Sri Astalaksmi Puja will be performed at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya on the auspicious occasion of Dipavali on Monday, October 24, 2022.
We invite you to participate in the Puja with family and friends and receive Mother Laksmi’s blessings.  
Schedule: Monday, Oct 24, 7:00pm – 8:00pm   Sri Astalakshmi Puja & Arati
Special Puja seva/sponsorship: $21 per familySponsor Online
​For more information click here
Note: Due to Dipavali Puja, the regular Monday Rudrabhiseka Seva will start at 5:00pm

CMH Student Council is seeking new members

We invite CMH Bala Vihar High School students to apply for Student Council. The Student Council supports Balavihar activities as needed, the CMH Seva team for Shivratri gardening, and organizes youth events such as annual food drive and the annual lock-in. We will be selecting up to 30 new members. Following is the selection process:
  • CMH Bala Vihar High School Students to submit a one page essay on “Why I like Chinmaya Mission Houston? Activities I am involved in at CMH”. Please specify for how many years you have been attending the Mission. Sharing your seva and team-building ideas is encouraged.
  • Please send the essay by email to CMHSTUDENTCOUNCIL@GMAIL.COM
  • Deadline for submitting the essay is October 26, 2022
  • Selections will be informed to students by October 28, 2022.
  • First meeting to be held on Oct 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.
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.
For further details, please send an email to

Vedanta Daily App

Vedanta Daily was released on August 3. Please download the app on App Store or Google Play, and enjoy Pujya Gurudeva’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.

Making a difference by shopping at

Chinmaya Mission receives a .5% contribution of CMH member purchases from Amazon, if you use this link
For your convenience this link has also been placed on our CMH website
AmazonSmile is also available in the Amazon Shopping app on iPhone and Android phones. See how to activate here.
We encourage you all to participate in this endeavour to bring additional revenue to CMH, just by being mindful in using the right link.