1. Satsanga Timings Sun. Feb. 05, 2017

  8:35 AM – 10:15 AM      
Satsanga I for adults  & Bala Vihar grades PreK-12

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Bhajana and Language classes for children in Session I

11:20 AM –   1:00 PM Satsanga II for adults & Bala Vihar grades PreK-11

  1:30 PM –   2:15 PM Language classes for children in Session II

Please plan to come on time so as to be seated in Smrti Hall/ Sarasvati Nilayam before the start of arati.

Please note that Smrti and Balamandira building entrances will be locked at 8:45 AM for first session and at 11:30 AM for second session.

Please note: Bhajana classes alternate with the Slokathon/Orchestra classes every other Sunday.

2. Gita Chanting Competition for Bala Vihar children May 6, 2017

On the occasion of Pujya Gurudeva’s birthday, every year we conduct Gita Chanting Competition. This year’s Gita Chanting Competition will be held on May 06. Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14 has been selected for this year’s competition.

For complete details for Gita chanting competition, please visit Chinmaya Houston Gita Chanting Competition page.

The competition will be held as follows:  

Verses to Memorize
Verses to learn
1 KG-2 1 to 10 Word list
2 3-5 1 to 20 6-9,16,17,20
3 6-8 1 to 27 6-9,20,22-26
(short explanation)
4 9-12 6-9,20,22-26 6-9,20,22-26
(Detailed explanation)

Gita Chanting Classes

Classes for Balavihara children will be held every Sunday at Chinmaya Prabha from February 5th to April 30th.

Bala Vihar children are required to attend classes for their respective sessions.

Class Times for Session 1:  7:45 AM – 8:30 AM
Room Number
1 KG-2
2 3-5 1B N104
3 & 4 6-12 2nd
Class Times for Session 2:  10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Room Number
1 KG-2
8th S201
2 3-5 6th S202
3 & 4 6-12 Library – Conf Room

Please bring printed copy of Bhagavad Gita Chapter 14.

3. Slokathon clsses for February – April, 2017

Please note that Slokathon classes will not be held during the months of February, March and April. Slokathon children would attend Gita Chanting classes instead.

Classes will resume on first Sunday of May, 2017

4. Lock-In for Bala Vihar Grades KG to 2 – Fri, Feb 10, 2017

The Student Council is holding its annual Lock-In for Bala Vihar children in KG to 2nd 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 Dining Area on January 29th and February 5th (In Between the sessions and at lunch)

From: Friday, February 10, 7:00 PM

To: Saturday, February 11, 8:00 AM

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 CMH Student Council at cmhstudentcouncil@gmail.com

5. Did you know that Chinmaya Mission Houston has a Facebook page?

We post daily quotes of inspiration and reach several hundred people daily.

However, we just realized that not everyone knows this. Please go to the search bar in your Facebook and look for Chinmaya Mission Houston; you will have a choice of clicking ‘like’. Once you do that, everyday morning you will see great quotes coming into your timeline on Facebook.

Last week, we started a weekly discussion which we will call “Perspective”. This is our attempt to engage everyone at all ages to share their thoughts, their ideas, their victories and their “could not do it tale”, so we all can learn from each other.

Let us all participate by putting a comment or by sending a private message if we prefer.

Please share it with maximum number of friends/ families who you think would like to join us by liking our Chinmaya Mission Houston Facebook page.

If anyone needs help and/or have any questions about how to join Facebook account etc., please contact one of our team member in the dining area this Sunday.

6. Contribution Statements – 2016

Contribution statements for the period January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016 have been emailed for your tax filing purposes. If you have not received your statement, please write to CMHContributions@chinmayahouston.org or stop by the Contribution Desk on Sunday.

7. Mahasivaratri Celebrations – Feb 24 & 26, 2017

Mahasivaratri is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya. Festivities are planned for Friday, Feb 24 and Sunday, Feb 26, 2017 as below. All celebrations are open to public. Please plan to participate with your family and friends on this auspicious occasion and receive Lord Siva’s blessings.

For complete program details on both days please click here or call Jay Deshmukh @ 832 541 0059.

Friday February 24, 2016

9:00 AM to   9:45 PM Ksirabhiseka to Utsava Murti of Lord Siva
9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Mahanyasa Purvaka Rudrabhiseka
7:30 PM to 10:00 PM Laghunyasa purvaka Ekadasa Rudrabhiseka
10:00 PM to 10:30 PM Arati & Prasada
10:30 PM to 11:45 PM Meditation followed by midnight Arati

Rudrabhiska puja sponsorship with Ksirabhiseka Seva $21 per family

Sunday February 26, 2017

Maha Mrtyunjaya Homa for good health and well-being will be performed in the Smrti Hall at 8:35 AM and 11:20 AM. This event is open to public

Homa sponsorship: $21 per family

Mahasivaratri 2017

8. Remember to use AMAZONSMILE – CMH receives .5% of member purchases, as donation

As announced, please note, that CMH has now been registered with the AmazonSmile program. This means that every time a CMH member buys through AmazonSmileCMH receives .5% of our member purchases as donation from Amazon. For your convenience this link has now been provided on our CMH website.

We encourage all members to save the above link in their “Favorites” and use this link for future purchases. This change does not cost members anything extra, but will most certainly help with CMH finances.


9. Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Temple timing from Jan. 04 – Feb. 17

Monday – Friday

Morning: Closed

Afternoon: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Saturday & Sunday (no change)

Morning: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Afternoon: 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM

All special pujas, including Monday Abhisekam, Pradosam, Satyanarayana Puja and Ganesa Puja will be performed as scheduled

Puja Schedule:

Everyday Arati 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