1. Satsanga Timings –  Sun. Feb. 12, 2017

8:35 AM – 10:15 AM   
Satsanga I for adults & Bala Vihar grades PreK-12
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM Orchestra/Slokathon 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. New Member Orientation – Sun. Feb. 19, 2017

This Sunday February 19, we will be having an orientation for new members or those who have never attended a CMH orientation before. We encourage all new members to avail this opportunity to learn a little bit more about our facility and its program.

Time: 10:20 AM

Place: In the 9th grade class room S109

3. 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
Sponsor online now to avoid queues on February 26th

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

Sponsor online now to avoid queues on February 26th

4. 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.

5. 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

6. Summer Jnana Yajna by Swami Swaroopananda – Aug 11-15, 2017

We are happy to announce that this summer Swami Swaroopananda ji will be conducting the Jnana Yajna at Chinmaya Mission Houston.

The text for this year’s Yajna will be IK Onkaar and Japji Sahib & Meditations from Upanishads

Please mark your calendars to avail this opportunity to enrich yourself in your own hometown.

7. 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.

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. Click: www.facebook.com/ChinmayaMissionHouston

8. Announcing CORD USA Summer Service Visits 2017 – applications open for Chaperones only

Date: July 2 – 15, 2017

Registration fee – $675.00 per person 

Service visit 1:
CORD-Sidhbari, Himachal Pradesh

Service Visit 2:
CORD-Siruvani, Tamil Nadu

All of our service project visits have been very successful, considering the dramatic impact that it has had on the participants. This is also a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours for college applications. These hours also qualify for Presidential Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) hours as of today.

Success of the service visit is very much dependent upon the chaperones. For that reason, we are opening the service visit application only for the chaperones first, and will open for students after this is filled. If you have a child/children you would like to apply for the service visit, you can mention their names in the “Volunteering Activities”. They will have to submit a full application separately when it becomes available. However preference will be given to chaperone’s children.

When you are choosing the service visit center, you may choose one or both of the sites, but make sure about your availability before applying.

Once submitted, you will receive an email acknowledgement. Further information will be sent by email. Payment and visit details are in the FAQ document. Please download, read and accept terms and conditions before applying. Apply here

9. 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.


10. Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya

Temple timing:

Monday to Friday
9:00 AM – 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 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