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Sundaram Updates

  • We Stand as One Family - Online Saatvic Challenge from Sept 17 - Oct 16, 2020: During this auspicious period of Adhik Maas (Purushottam Maas), we are getting an extra month in the Hindu calendar (inserted to keep the lunar and solar calendars aligned). 
    From 9/17/20 to 10/16/20,  we would like our Chinmaya Mission Austin families to take up the challenge of chanting the Purushottama Yoga (Bhagavad Gita Chapter 15) daily, for these 29 extra days
     and offer it at Pujya Gurudev's feet.  Chanting calms the mind and helps us on our path to Saatvic living.

    Registration is limited!  Please sign up as a family and involve all members of the family!  Click on the link below or scan the QR code to open up the registration page. 

    Register and sign in daily to update your activity and see your fellow Chinmaya Families' participation too!   For any clarifications, please email
  • Sunday Classes & Satsang:  All Bala Vihar, Shishu Vihar, language classes and ShuchitaJi's Adult Bhagavad Gita Satsang started on September 13th.  It was great to see so many families join us for assembly and all the classes.  We are happy to see familiar faces and the new families too!  Please JOIN as a family, for assembly time, and keep your videos on!  We enjoy seeing your smiles and you praying together as a family!  We will follow the same format each Sunday.   
    • 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
    Please check your emails including spam and alternate folders and accept emails from CMA Bala Vihar Google Groups. If you haven't received the Bala Vihar links by 6 PM Saturday, please notify
  • 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 Noon on Saturday to receive the Zoom login details for Sunday. 

    Click here to see our Open House Assembly from August 30th
    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: 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 - Sponsorship Opportunities:  Devi Navaratri is from October 17th to October 25th. In spite of the challenges, the temple team is adapting to new ways of bringing us closer to Devi for these 9 days and nights!   We can do this only with your support. 
    Please sign up and support our temple using the google form  Payments can be done at  using a guest login to Paypal.

    Please contact for any clarifications.
  • 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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