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Sundaram Updates

  • Sunday Classes & Satsang - Sept 13th onwards:  All Bala Vihar, Shishu Vihar, language classes and ShuchitaJi's Adult Bhagavad Gita Satsang will meet every Sunday starting September 13th.  Click here to see our Open House Assembly from August 30th.  
    • Bala Vihar Zoom links were sent out to all registered families.  Please check your emails including spam and alternate folders and accept emails from Google Groups. If you haven't received the links by 6 PM Saturday, September 12th , please notify
    • We will follow the same format that we observed for open house day.
      • 09:30 AM - 09:50 AM:  Assembly for the entire family, Zoom link #1
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:  Bala Vihar class, separate Zoom links per grade
      • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM:  Adult Satsang - Bhagavad Gita Chapter 1,  continue on Zoom link #1
      • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM:  Hindi, Samskritam and Bhagavad Gita chanting, separate Zoom links  
  • Bala Vihar Registration: We have a new registration system this year. Please set up your account using an email address and fill in the form for Bala Vihar & language classes (optional) to submit your registration online!  

    Bala Vihar Registration Link 

    Please complete your registration by Saturday, Sept 12th at Noon to receive the Zoom login details for Sunday, Sept 13th. 

    NEW families who would like to join us for a trial Bala Vihar class or for any questions and clarifications, please reach out to us at
  • Bhagavad Gita Chanting - September 13th, 2020, 11:30 AM: Online classes in English/ Sanskrit to teach children and adults, the correct pronunciation and art of chanting a select set of verses is an exclusive session for CMA members.  This session is available to all kids and adults registered in the Bala Vihar program.  To learn more about the program, please fill in the interest form at

  • Wednesday Study Group - Sept 9th onwards:  We will start our Fall session with Meena Patel Ji with the study of a new text - NARADA BHAKTI SUTRA.  Join us via Zoom in discussions about a devotee, his devotion to the Divine and the aphorisms on Divine Love.  The timings for the 2 sessions are - 

    Please contact to let Meena Patel Ji know of your interest to join. Zoom meeting details will be sent to to who send an email to express their interest.  Study groups meet on -
    • Wednesday 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM 
    • Wednesday 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM 

Soma Sundareshwara Temple Updates

  • Navaratri Celebrations - Offer a Saree for Devi: We have received an overwhelming response and would like to thank all the devotees who have come forward to offer a saree.  We will have other opportunities in the future to offer again and please do be on the look out for announcements in this Monday mailer!
  • Navaratri Celebrations - Kalarchana Entries:  In Lalitha Sahasranama, the Goddess is called the One who originates the 64 arts such as dance, music, singing etc. and she authors the 64 ways of doing upachara or seva using these arts. Kala archana is, in fact, worship of the divine with complete concentration of the mind. 

    Chinmaya Mission Soma  Sundareshwara Temple would like all of you to 'virtually' participate in the Kala archana Program.  We will offer to Devi, pre-recorded Kalarchana items during on the evenings of Oct 17 - 22.  We request you to send in a YouTube link of your offering in the google form -  Please note the following - 
    • The videos can be maximum of 7 minutes  
    • It can include instrumental music, dance, singing, and chanting, all dedicated to Devi (Goddess in any form)  
    • Please ensure that the audio and video quality is excellent  
    • Please make sure to have a clean and neat background in your video  
    • It is preferable to have a picture or statue of the Goddess in the background  
    • Please submit this form only when you have the youtube link ready for submission  
    • Due date: October 5th  

    We look forward to receiving the entries and, as there will be limited spots, the submissions will be closed as soon as the spots have been filled (though we have mentioned a due date). Please email for any questions/clarifications.

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