Bala Vihar Registraion

Book Order

Announcements / Upcoming Events

Chinmaya Annadātās Offer a Gift of Food and Nourishment

Harih Om! Dear Chinmaya families

Annadāta devotees of Chinmaya Hamsavāhini lovingly welcome families to a Sāttvika bhojanam.

Annapūrṇe sadāpūrṇe śaṃkara prāṇavallabhe
jñāna vairāgya sidhyarthaṃ bhikṣāṃ dehica pārvati

Salutations, Oh Mother Annapoorna! Nourish us with this gift of food, the alms of your loving Grace, so that we may attain Dispassion, and Spiritual Knowledge.

Sāttvika bhojanam: Bringing tranquility and purity to the mind.
A sāttvic meal is simple and healthy meal that nourishes and develops the body, mind, and intellect in keeping with the Scriptural teachings. To receive the Lord’s bountiful gift of food as Prasad and dedicate ourselves to His service is a most sacred Yajna. We invite you to participate in this sacred endeavor.

A Wholesome Sāttvic Bhojanam" will be offered every Sunday beginning February 5th, 2023, from 11:30 am-12:45 pm at Chinmaya Hamsavāhini.

We endeavor for our children and their families to connect with one another and take advantage of a delicious, nutritious lunch before proceeding to their afternoon activities.

Donation of $2/person is welcome.
***(Lunch will be provided on a first come, first served basis, until it lasts) ***

For questions and Annadātā sign up, please reach out to our Annadāta coordinators.

Lalitha Saraswathula @309-363-8055 or
Kavita Kallu @309-453-3592 or

Om Tat Sat
Chinmaya Hamsavāhini

Kalaa Darpan

Harih Om! Dear Chinmaya families

We thank you so much for making “Kalaa Darpan” - program a grand success.

To view the photos, please click here.

To view the Youtube videos, please click here.

Gita Competition - Round 1 (Local) Results

We successfully completed the First round of Gita Competition for this academic year on Dec 4th, 2022.

Results of First Round Gita competition (Chapter 3; Verses 1 - 21):

Prahladha (Preschool & KG)
No prizes are given as there was not enough participation.

Nachiketa (1st & 2nd grades)
Virat Doddakula - 1st prize
Markandeya (3rd & 4th grades)
Shivaa Iyer - 1st prize
Sathvik Ganesh - 2nd prize
Medha Doddakula - 3rd prize
Jashwanth Gaggara - 3rd prize
Upamanyu (5th & 6th grades)
Saanvi Sajja - 1st prize
Chinmayee Tatavarthi - 2nd prize
Saanvi Bhima - 3rd Prize

Shwethaketu (7th & 8th grades)
Shashank Ganesh - 1st prize
Soumya Boyina - 2nd prize

Sudama & Vidura (9th - 12th grades)
Sampreethi Muktevi - 1st Prize
Shanvi Soumya - 2nd prize

Adult Group
Lavanya Dommeti - 1st prize
Bhargavi Gaggara - 2nd prize
Shirisha Beeram - 2nd prize

Mananam series new book release

The Mananam Series

(Youth: Keeping the Balance)

Mananam team is happy to announce the release of "Youth: Keeping the Balance" book in December 2022. Swami Swaroopananda ji has graciously released this new issue of Mananam.

To view the release and promo video for "Youth: Keeping the Balance" book and subscribe to Mananam series, see the CMW website link:

To Purchase Mananam Books:

CMP COVID-19 masking guidelines:

Based on the CDC and IDPH guidelines modified on Aug/11/2022, Peoria Community is at Medium risk level for COVID-19 transmission. Wearing a mask is optional for immunocompetent, asymptomatic individuals. Those who have known or suspected exposure to COVID-19 should wear a well-fitting mask for 10 days from their last exposure, regardless of vaccination status or history of prior infection. Immunocompromised individuals and those who are at risk for getting very sick with COVID-19 should wear a mask.

Please refer to this link for additional details at CDC website.

Global Chyk Camp

Global Chyk Camp

Swami Swaroopanandaji, Global Head of Chinmaya Mission is conducting a week-long 'Global Chyk Camp' (for youth between 18-25 years of age) from Dec 18-24, 2022.

Click the following link for the details and registration:

Hari Om, Salutations

Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda always emphasized the importance of reflection in sadhana, reading or listening alone was not enough according to Pujya Gurudev. ‘Read and Think About It’ were the Master’s words! Mananam books published by Chinmaya Mission West are Pujya Gurudev’s brainchild, dedicated to promoting the ageless wisdom of Vedānta, with an emphasis on the unity of all religions application in everyday life.

Mananam team under the guidance of Swami Ishwaranandaji is happy to provide an opportunity for such reflection through an online Book Club. All registrants will read the assigned Mananam Book, then discuss the articles that will provide an opportunity for loud Mananam.

All Swamis, Brahmacharis and sevaks are requested to promote the Mananam Book Club during discourses and study groups encouraging attendees to register for the Book Club. We also request each center to promote by posting the information with the link to their respective website. First Book Club is tentatively scheduled to begin in the third week of September. Title of the book is Egocentric to Ecocentric: From Conflict to Coexistence.

Please click the flier link for more information.

To Register:
To Subscribe for Mananam Books:
To Purchase Mananam Books:

In His Service
Aparna Devi Jujjavarapu
Executive Secretary, Chinmaya Mission West

Griha Pravesha of Chinmaya Hamsavāhini

Hari OM!

Dear Chinmaya Families,
Thank you all for coming and participating in the Chinmaya Hamsavāhini Gṛha Praveśa ceremony on January 3, 2021. It was a successful journey for all of us that culminated as a milestone day with a special pooja that purified our new home and established the divine energy of Goddess Saraswathi throughout the premises. The divine grace, Pujya Gurudev’s blessings and support from all of you resulted in this excellent community accomplishment. Our sincere and heart-felt thanks for the continued support throughout this endeavor.

Please use the following links to watch a brief video on the Chinmaya Hamsavāhini Gṛha Praveśa ceremony and browse through the pictures.

Opening Ceremony Short Video:
Opening Ceremony Pictures:

We will continue to use our current On-line tools and approach for conducting Bala Vihar and related spiritual programs & events. We will continue to monitor, take appropriate action, and notify all concerned on when to start using our new home for in-person classes and programs based on the COVID-19 guidelines on the In-Person learning and assembly from the Illinois State Government.

In the meanwhile, we are open to requests for renting our facility for certain special needs such as conducting music/dance/arts classes for a small group of students provided they meet all COVID-19 learning framework guidelines issued by the Illinois State Government. Please send your request with all details for consideration to We will revert to the requestor in a timely manner. Thank you.

With prem and OM!
Chinmaya Hamsavāhini

Has the Bhagavad Geeta gone through YOU?

Single stop for all Bhagavad Geeta related material available in Chinmaya Mission!

Video Messages from Swamins and Brahamacharins

Video Messages from Swamins and Brahamacharins

Under these uncertain times, we hope that these messages of hope and faith will be helpful to you. Please find below messages from Swamins and Brahamacharins from various centers in North America.

Recent Media Postings


Chinmaya Vaani

In Love, Rise Up And Up!

In true love or prema, there is identification with an entity that brings a lasting sense of happiness, contentment, and peace, without any anger, agitation, or frustration...


Gita 365 App - Free download on Google Play and Apple App Store

To: All Chinmaya Mission Centers

Hari Om!

Dear Chinmaya Family,

Chinmaya Mission Houston (CMH), inspired and led by Acarya Pujya Darshanaben Nanavaty, has developed an App "Gita 365".

Gita 365 virtually takes Pujya Gurudeva's teachings of Holy Gita to the seeker, through 3-minute multimedia segments, where Pujya Gurudeva uplifts, enlightens, and guides the seeker's thoughts, transforming their day, one day at a time, 365 days a year.

To introduce the Gita 365 App, CMH has also developed a trailer that explains the content, the navigation and downloading of the App.

We are extremely happy, and very indebted to Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda and Pujya Swami Swaroopananda for officially launching Gita 365 on October 4, 2019.

Below is the link to the YouTube video of the launch:

We want each of our members to download the App and listen to Pujya Gurudeva's teaching everyday. Also, please send this message to your family and friends so that they can benefit from Pujya Gurudeva's teachings of the Holy Gita.

App is available for free download on Google Play and Apple App Store.

elevation plan

CMP Hamsavāhini - Building Progress


Latest Quarterly Update