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Chinmaya Bala Vihar - Open House

Gather friends & family and come visit Chinmaya Bala Vihar's Open House to get a glimpse and sign up for the new school year.

Open House is on 13th August from 10.00 AM to 1.00 PM at Chinmaya Hamsavāhini, 5108 W Yoga Way, Peoria, IL 61615. Please see the flyer for more details.

All are welcome.
Chinmaya Hamsavāhini


Dear Chinmaya families and friends

During early 2021, with Pujya Gurudev's blessings and sankalpa, we completed the gruhapravesham of the new ashram. We are now happy to invite you and your families for the long awaited auspicious “ŚRI SARASWATI PRATIṢṬHĀPANA MAHOTSAVA”.

This is a special and rare opportunity to celebrate in the presence of Pujya Swami Swaroopananda, Pujya Swami Shantananda and Pujya Swami Sharanananda. Devotees are requested to actively participate in the various sanctifying ceremonies performed during the Moorti Sthaapana.

Aug 11, 2022 (11:30 am to 1:30 pm): Ankurarpanam & Kalasha Prathistha
Aug 20, 2022 (5:00 pm to 8:00 pm): Pre Sthāpana Poojas / Sankalpa & Homam
Aug 21, 2022 (9:00 am to 2:00 pm): Mūrti Sthāpana, Netronmeelanam & Prathama poojas following the Sthāpana (See flyer for details)
Aug 21, 2022 (5:30 pm to 7:30 pm): Anugraha Bhashanam (Satsangam) and Asheerwadam by Pujya Swami/s & Dweteeya kaala pooja

We welcome you to grace the occasion with your presence.

Note: If the above links do not work, you can copy/paste the following URLs in a browser window
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To sign up for Seva -

CMP COVID-19 masking guidelines:

Based on the CDC and IDPH guidelines modified on June/23/2022, we at Chinmaya Mission Peoria requests everyone to wear a mask when in the Mission building. This additional precaution will protect everyone as Peoria county is now at a “HIGH COVID-19 Community level”. CMP will alter the requirement as needed based on the COVID-19 community level data.

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

Mananam series new book release

The Mananam Series

(Hindu Spiritual Care for Healing from Loss)

A new book 'Vignettes of Resilience' in the Mananam series is released by Chinmaya Mission West.

Click the following link for the details:

To Purchase Mananam Books:

Gita Competition - Round 2 (Local) Results

We successfully completed the second round of Gita Competition for this academic year on April 23 and 24th, 2022.

Results of Second Round Gita competition (Chapter 2; Verses 56 - 72):

Prahladha (Preschool & KG)
Virat Doddakula, Hari Dittakavi - 1st prize

Nachiketa (1st & 2nd grades)
Shivaa Iyer - 1st prize
Medha Doddakula - 2nd prize

Markandeya (3rd & 4th grades)
Saanvi Sajja - 1st prize
Anvi Sajja, Gauri Dittakavi - 2nd prize

Upamanyu (5th & 6th grades)
Advaitaa Nagulapalli - 1st prize
Chinmayee Tatavarthi- 2nd prize
Saanvi Bhima- 3rd Prize

Shwethaketu (7th & 8th grades)
Soumya Boyina - 1st prize

Sudama (9th - 10th grades)
Sampreethi Muktevi - 1st Prize

Vidura (11 - 12th grades)
Satvika Boyina - 1st prize

Adult Group
No prizes are given as there was not enough participation.

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

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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.

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