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Annual Vedic Heritage Camp

Sadhana path to perfection: An interactive summer camp on practical ways to attain success in any endeavor.

Click here to register for the 6th Annual Vedic Heritage Camp.

Ages: 5 - 18 years
Venue: Chinmaya Hamsavāhini (Chinmaya Mission Peoria)
Dates: June 21, 22, and 23
Camp time: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (early drop off and late pick-up is available)

Gita Competition Round 2 Results

Second round of Gita competition was held successfully on April 14th, in spite of Spring's surprise winter storm.
Prahladha (Preschool & KG)
1st: Saatvik Ganesh
Nachiketa (1st & 2nd grades)
1st: Chinmayee Tatavarthi
2nd: Saanvi Sajja
Sri Rama (3rd & 4th grades)
1st: Shashank Ganesh
2nd: Advaita Nagulapalli
3rd: Soumya Boyina
Vyasa (5th & 6th grades)
1st: Sampreethi Muktevi
2nd: Shanvi Kumar
Sri Krishna (7th & 8th grades)
1st: Saatvika Boyina
2nd: Neha Varadabandi
Chinmaya (9th - 12th grades)
1st: Kushal Mungee
2nd: Adarsh Tamma
Adult Group
1st: Sindhuja Ganesh
2nd: Jyotsna Muktevi
Sri Rama Aradhana

Sri Rama Aradhana

Hari Om Chinmaya families!!

“Music is the ornamentation of silence”-- Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda
& “a means to reach God - Swara to Ishwara” -- Pujya Swami Tejomayananda

A cordial invitation to one and all to attend and participate in Sri Rama Aradhana - A homage to Lord Rama

Date and Time: April 27, 2019, 8:30 a.m - 12:30 p.m
Venue: Chinmaya Mission Peoria

Come and enjoy the soulful devotional music by local musicians. Express your love to Lord Rama through your songs and bhajans. Individual and/or group entries (encourage groups of 3+ participants) for ALL ADULTS & CHILDREN (members and non members) are available.

Please RSVP your participation at your earliest (by 4/20/2019) to Sri. Ravi Errabolu at or at 309-472-0179. Please see the flyer for details.

With PREM and OM
Chinmaya Hamsavaahini

Shrimad Bhāgavatam Satsang

Every Monday evenings

Shrimad Bhāgavatam abounds in the supreme Lord's wondrous and endearing avatars, divine sports, and devotees. Words of Shrimad Bhāgavatam kindle, intensify, and establish devotion in one's heart. Shrimad Bhāgavatam stands unparalleled in its distinct and resplendent exaltation of devotion to the Lord, revealing throughout the quintessence of Vedantic teachings. This devotion leads one to Satsang, to the Guru, and to teachings that unveil one's essential nature.

Based on the teachings of Swami Tejomayanandaji

Sri. Venkatesh Anandasayanam will lead the Satsang

Day/Time: Every Monday, 6.30 - 7.45 p.m
Start Date: January 21st, 2019;Commencing with Prahlāda Upadeśa
Venue: Chinmaya Mission Peoria.
Contact Information: Vijaya Jujjavarapu 309-472-7752

Pujya Swami Swaroopananda's North America 2019 Itinerary

Hari Om and Greetings Chinmaya families and friends,
We are pleased to announce Pujya Swami Swaroopananda's upcoming North America 2019 itinerary.

Gita Competition Round 1 Results

First round of Gita competition was held successfully on January 20th for the first 20 verses of the Gita Chapter 18. The number of prizes declared depends on the number of participants as shown below:
7 or more participants - 3 prizes
5-6 participants - 2 prizes
3-4 participants - 1 prize
1-2 participants - no prizes

Prahladha (Preschool & KG)
1st: Saatvik Ganesh
2nd: Shivaa Iyer
Nachiketa (1st & 2nd grades)
1st: Chinmayee Tatavarthi
2nd: Saanvi Sajja
3rd: Anvi Sajja & Varsha Kanathur
Sri Rama (3rd & 4th grades)
1st: Shashank Ganesh
2nd: Soumya Boyina
3rd: Advaitaa Nagulapalli & Niyati Kancharlapalli
Vyasa (5th & 6th grades)
1st: Akshat Shivaraman
2nd: Aarav Lala
Sri Krishna (7th & 8th grades)
1st: Satvika Boyina
2nd: Mahathi Adivi
3rd: Shreya Perumalla & Tejas Kanathur
Chinmaya (9th - 12th grades)
No prizes were declared since there were only two participants.
Adult Group
1st: Ashwini Narasimhan
2nd: Sindhuja Ganesh
Bhoomi Puja

Brick Seva Opportunity

On this occasion, let us all take part in completing the project by sponsoring bricks. You have various “Brick Seva” options with a special opportunity to sponsor engraving of Goddess Saraswathi’s name on a brick. Please refer to the flyer for details regarding Brick Seva.

CMP Hamsavāhini - New Home Update

elevation plan floor plan
Hari OM!
We are glad to inform you all that we made significant progress in developing Chinmaya Hamsavāhini building plan. Thank you very much for your continued support and encouragement. We appreciate your contributions and help in building our new home. Looking forward to your continued support.

Here is a brief update on the building activities:
  1. We have finalized floor and elevation plans as shown in the pictures. Highlights of the floor plan include:
    1. Single floor (ranch type) – approximately 13,680 sf. of total built area
    2. 10 Classrooms with windows
    3. 2 Acharya quarters
    4. Dining area – approximately 2000 sf.
    5. Prayer area – approximately 4270 sf. It includes: altar area of approximately 150 sf. and stage area of approximately 20 x 30 (600 sf.).
    6. Tornado protection: approximately 700 sf: Classrooms 4 & 5 in the floor plan
    7. Next Steps: Architect review and building plan blue print development
  2. We signed an agreement with Austin Engineering for civil engineering and land surveying services for the site on which our new home will be built. Deliverables include:
    1. 2-dimensional site plan that considers City of Peoria’s zoning code and requirements
    2. Site and grading plans
    3. Construction plans that consider floor and site elevations, parking and drive approach grades & dimensions, and site utility design
    4. Coordination with building architect for public water, sanitary, sewage, location of private utilities, and soil erosion control plan
    5. Prepare, submit, and secure permits from: (i) Illinois EPA Sanitary and Storm (NOI and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan); and (ii) City of Peoria for Erosion and Zoning Certificate
  3. An order for a four-foot marble Mūrty of Goddess Saraswati has been placed with Satyam Marble Arts, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India. An exhibit of the statue will be published as soon as it becomes available.
  4. We obtained approvals from the State of Illinois for Chinmaya Mission Peoria to be recognized as a not for profit organization. We are in the process of getting tax-exempt status for CMP from IRS. We will continue to operate this way until CMP has tax-exempt status as subsidiary under Chinmaya Mission Chicago. Our current effort is to get tax-exempt status for CMP on its own as a legal entity registered as not for profit organization in the State of Illinois.
  5. Next Steps:
    1. Evaluate potential lenders/banks for loan.
    2. Perform Bhūmi pooja at the site on March 3, 2018. We will be publishing details as soon as they are finalized.

In His Seva
Chinmaya Mission Peoria

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