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Gita Talks in Singapore

Dated : 2024/03/17

Swami Swaroopananda (Global Head, Chinmaya Mission) delivered an uplifting series of evening talks on Bhagavad Gita Chapter 9 at PGP Auditorium in Singapore, from 13 to 17 March, 2024.

Reflecting on ‘The Great Secret: A Confidential Message from Lord Krishna’ he focused on how spirituality can seamlessly become part of one’s daily life. The enthusiasm and active engagement of the audience made these discourses a memorable experience for all.

Mahashivaratri Celebrations at Jagadeeshwara Mandir

Dated : 2024/03/09

The magnificent Jagadeeshwara Mandir at Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Powai, Mumbai, was the first ever Chinmaya Mission temple to be consecrated by Swami Chinmayananda, at the first ever Chinmaya Mission ashram. Every year, hundreds of thousands of devotees throng to behold and receive blessings from the beautiful and powerful deity, from near and far.

This year was no different. There was a long, steady stream of devotees throughout the day, while Puja, Chanting and Arati went on.

The blessed and memorable event took place in the presence of Swami Tejomayananda, Swami Swaroopananda, Swami Advayananda, Swami Sharadananda and several other Swamins, Brahmacharins, students, sevaks, staff and volunteers. The book stall, gift stalls and information stalls were a special attraction.

All those who attended partook of Prasad, and left feeling uplifted and deeply blessed and fortunate. Such is the grace and power of the ever sweetly and serenely smiling Shri Jagadeeshwara.

Sri Bharathi Vidyalaya Graduation in Hosur

Dated : 2024/03/03

Chinmaya Mission Hosur celebrated Graduation day of Sri Bharathi Vidyalaya school on 3 March 2024 at Chinmaya Upasana.

The event started with an invocation prayer. Swami Shashvatananda, President Shri Madeswaran and the Principal of Sri Bharathi Vidyalaya lit the lamp which symbolizes knowledge.

Children of Standard II sang a bhajan on Guru and they depicted the value of Kindness through a story. An action song on Love was also sung by them.

Children of Standard IV sang a song on Lord Rama and Lord Krishna. They presented about Ayodhya and also sang Rama Rajyam song.

Standard VI children performed a dance followed by a skit on the story of Ajamila which depicts the power of God’s name.

Standard VIII children, through an activity, showed that one should keep God first in life. They also sang a bhajan on Lord Rama.

Swami Shashvatananda gave his benediction and spoke on the importance of the Chinmaya Value Education Programme classes.

Graduating children were honored with medals and certificated.

Matru Puja was done by the students for their parents by chanting Matru Stavanam written and composed by Swami Tejomayananda

The event concluded with closing prayers. Prasadam was distributed to all.

Sannyasa Deeksha on Mahashivaratri 2024

Dated : 2024/03/08

Today, in the holy precincts of Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, Powai, Mumbai, three Brahmacharinis and one Brahmachari took the sacred vows of Sannyasa. Below are their new names:

1. Brahmacharini Bhamati Chaitanya – Swamini Bhumananda (CM Mumbai)
2. Brahmacharini Dharana Chaitanya – Swamini Gopikananda (CM Madgaon, Goa)
3. Brahmacharini Mahima Chaitanya – Swamini Nirupamananda (CM Trincomalee, Sri Lanka)
4. Brahmachari Samaatma Chaitanya – Swami Samaatmananda (CM Bhavnagar, Gujarat)

A video of the announcement of their new names can be viewed on Chinmaya Channel (YouTube) with this link:



Celebrating Shri Hanuman in Hosur

Dated : 2024/01/12

Hanuman Jayanthi celebrations at Chinmaya Upasana, Hosur, started with Special Abhishekam. Hanuman Chalisa chanting was done while Shri Hanuman was decorated with butter, fruits and flowers.

Sevaks reflected on Lord Hanuman about whom they share in CVEP classes. Swami Shashvatananda explained how Shri Hanuman mission in search of Mother Sita was accomplished in spite of obstacles. He shared how a sevak should surrender in seva for the Higher goal. When one has complete surrender as Hanuman, the Lord gives Himself to such a sevak/devotee.

Shri Hanuman ashtottara puja was performed, arati was done and prasad was given for all.

14th Vedanta Course in Hindi

Dated : 2024/02/20

The application date has been extended until 7 April 2024 for the upcoming (14th) Vedanta Course in Hindi at Sandeepany HIM, Sidhbari, which will be taught by Swami Prakarshananda. Detailed information, including the application form, is available at:

One can also partake of the blessings of this timeless heritage by contributing to the Rishi Putra Scheme. Generous donations of devotees have enabled the Vedanta courses to touch the lives of more and more seekers over the years. The sponsorship can be for the training of one Brahmacharin or more, and part sponsorships are also welcome.

For all available seva options as part of the Rishi Putra Scheme, please contact:
Mona Malkani – General Manager
Chinmaya Tapovan Ashram, Sidhbari
Mobile: +91 9899107730
Email:  /

The Sandeepanies of Chinmaya Mission are a gift from Swami Chinmayananda to the world. It is a befitting tribute that the 14th Vedanta Course in Hindi will be inaugurated on the 108th Chinmaya Jayanti day itself, that is 8 May 2024, at His beloved abode in Sidhbari.

‘Spark Within’ at Manila, Philippines

Dated : 2023/08/27

‘Spark Within’, organized by Chinmaya Mission Philippines, featured a captivating multimedia gallery coupled with various simultaneous events during the two day event on 5 August and 6 August 2023. The gallery showcased a variety of interactive and immersive experiences. Events on the first floor included a launch event, Bala Vihar Open House, Independence Day celebration in Hindi, yoga session, Ramacharitmanas chanting, and a talk on relationships and spirituality.

The event drew a crowd of 300 attendees who actively participated in the various activities and exhibits. The diverse range of age groups present highlighted the universal appeal of the Spark Within gallery.

A dedicated pool of 32 volunteers played a crucial role in the successful execution of the event. Their commitment and enthusiasm were instrumental in creating a positive and engaging atmosphere.

Highlights of the Spark Within Gallery:

Hologram Introduction: The holographic display provided a captivating introduction to the event, setting the tone for the immersive experience that followed.

3D Timeline: The interactive 3D timeline allowed attendees to explore and understand the historical context of vedantic concepts.

Sensory Room: This unique space provided a multisensory experience, enhancing participants’ understanding of spirituality through touch, sound, and visuals.

Yoga Room: The celebration of different paths of yoga, including Raja, Bhakti, Karma, and Gyana yoga, appealed to a broad audience, fostering a deeper connection with the spiritual teachings.

360-Degree Immersive LED Movie Experience: Attendees were treated to a visually stunning and immersive cinematic experience, adding a modern twist to traditional spiritual concepts.

‘Spark Within’ was a resounding success, bringing together the community in a spirit of service and collective learning.

The Early Hours of Meditation – New Book

Dated : 2024/02/22

Chinmaya Prakashan proudly presents its newest book release: Swami Swaroopananda’s enlightening commentary on ‘The Early Hours of Meditation (Prātaḥ Smaraṇa Stotram).’

Composed by the revered Shri Adi Sankaracharya, this stotram guides one to abidance in knowledge of the Truth and reveals the true nature of the Self which is Existence-Consciousness-Bliss.

Dive into the depths of morning meditation with practical wisdom and timeless teachings.

Shraddhanjali to Smt. Darshanaben Nanavaty

Dated : 2024/02/17

Smt. Darshanaben Nanavaty took final refuge at the lotus feet of Swami Chinmayananda in Houston, at 1.30 PM local time on 16 February 2024.

Shri Gaurangbhai and Smt. Darshanaben, fondly known as Darshana Aunty in Chinmaya Mission Houston, attended the Vedanta Course at Piercy, California in 1979, after which their commitment to the Vedantic path took root in Houston from the year 1982. In more than three decades that followed, their loving guidance has spiritually and culturally nourished thousands of families.

Abundantly blessed by Swami Chinmayananda, respected Darshanaben compiled the Bala Vihar curriculum textbooks for the benefit of all Chinmaya Mission Centres worldwide. She has been a guiding force in the training of Bala Vihar sevikas. Years ahead of her times, her creativity, tireless work and tremendous vision brought Swami Chinmayananda’s teachings to seekers in various formats, including books, animation, CD-ROMs and even mobile Apps. The far-reaching Gita 365 App was her brainchild, followed by other Apps created by the Chinmaya Mission Houston team.

Always a sincere and most loving guide and teacher, the ever-smiling Darshanaben will be remembered for her tremendous contribution to her Guru’s work and legacy.

Our heartfelt Shraddhanjali to Darshanaben.

Visit of Deputy CM of MP at Rewa

Dated : 2024/02/10

The Honourable Deputy Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shri Rajendra Shukla, visited Chinmaya Seva Ashram Laua-Lakshmanpur, Rewa, in the early evening of 9 February 2024 and joined in for a Bhajan Sandhya. The Managing Trustee of Chinmaya Sewa Trust Rewa presented him with ‘The Holy Geeta’ by Swami Chinmayananda, on behalf of the Centre.

The Hon’ble Deputy CM stayed overnight at the Ashram after participating in Samashti Bhiksha with Pitamahs and followers of Chinmaya Mission. He was also part of the morning Arati, after which he saw the Gaushala of the Ashram before he left.

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