1. Sri Krsna Janmastami – Fri. Sep. 04, 2015

Sri Krsna Janmastami will be celebrated at Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya on Friday, September 04, 2015. We welcome one and all to come and receive the blessings of Lord Krsna on this auspicious day. After the Puja, please plan to stay back and meditate in the serene environment of our beautiful Saumyakasi Sivalaya. The schedule is as follows:

8:30 – 9:30 PM – Krsna Janmastami Puja

9:30 – 10:00 PM – Prasada

10:00 – 11:30 PM – Meditation

11:30 – 11:45 PM – Bhajana

11:45 PM – Puja

12:00 AM – Arati

Puja Sponsorship: $21/- Sri Krsna Astottara-sata-nama Arcana will be performed on request during the temple hours.

Sri Krsna Janmastami

2. No Satsanga and Bala Vihar Classes – Sun. Sep. 06, 2015

Due to the long Labor Day Weekend.

3. CHYKs class to resume at CMH –  Sunday Sep. 13, 2015

We are delighted to announce that starting Sunday, Sep. 13 CHYKs class will also resume. They will be starting with Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1. All CHYKs are requested to be seated in the Smrti Hall by 11:20 AM. Further details will be provided to the CHYKs after the main announcement at the start of the class.

4. New Bala Vihar Year & 2 Session Satsangas – Sunday Sep. 13, 2015

Our New Bala Vihar year and two sessions of classes will start from September 13, 2015.

The timings will be as under:

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

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

We encourage all adults and children to wear festive Indian clothes to herald the spirit of the Bala Vihar New Year.

Please plan to come early and try to be seated by 8:30 AM for the first session and 11:15 AM for the second session.

After the Bala Vihar classes Children in Grades Pre K – 3 must be picked up from their classroom by parents.

Bhajana, Slokathon, Orchestra and Language classes will start from Sun. Sep. 20.

5. CMH Navaratri celebration at the New Stafford Center – Friday, Oct. 16, 2015

Please save the date for now, more details to follow next week

6. Ganesa Caturti – Wed Sep 16, 2015

Sri Saumyakasi Sivalaya welcomes you with family and friends, to participate in the Puja, and receive blessings of Lord Ganesa on the auspicious occasion of Ganesa Caturthi on Wednesday, September 16, 2015. The program is as follows:

   7:30 PM – 8:30 PM   Varasiddhi Vinayaka Puja

   8:30 PM – 8:45 PM   Darsana and Prasada

Puja Sponsorship: $21

Sri Ganesa Astottara-sata-nama Arcana will be performed all day long on request.

Sunday Sep 20, 2015

    Aarati and Visarjana : 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM

Ganesa Caturti 2015

7. CMH Accepted for Corporate Matching Gift Programs

Chinmaya Mission Houston has been accepted into the matching gift programs at Chevron, JP Morgan Chase, Shell, Microsoft, Citgo, Apple and Phillips 66 (recent addition).

These employers match employee contributions made to a company approved non-profit organization. If you are an employee of one of these companies, please avail of this facility by contacting the appropriate department within your organization. Some

employers like Chevron even match employee volunteer hours by making a financial contribution that they compute based on the number of volunteer hours an employee has put in.

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:

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