Birth Centenary Celebrations of Swami Chinmayananda

The yearlong celebrations of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji's Birth Centenary Celebrations will be flagged of from Kochi in Kerala, the birth place of Swamiji on 8th May 2015 At 7.00 PM by Swami Tejomayanandaji, Head, Chinmaya Mission World Wide, by lighting the 'Chinmaya Jyothi'. On its US travel, Columbus Chinmaya Mission will have the singular honor of receiving it first in the US Mid West Region.

On this grand occasion, CMC will be conducting many programs.

Guru Paduka Puja
Date: May 8th, Friday 2015
Time: 7:00pm
CMC would like to welcome everyone to this Puja. To know more and/or sponsor the Puja, please contact Jaisree Chitluri at or Puran Lahoti at or call 614-325-8868.

Chinmaya Jyoti Yatra (JoY) - Lighting Ceremony
Date: May 9th, Saturday 2015
Time: 4:00 - 7:00pm
Program: Lighting the Jyoti Ceremony, Inspirational Speeches, Bhajans, Chinmaya Video Presentations followed by Dinner.

Shrimad Bhagavad Gita Chanting Competition 2015

Date and Time: Saturday May 16th, 10:00am
Venue: Chinmaya Archana, Chinmaya Mission Columbus Ashram.
Program: Chanting of Gita Chapter 15 Shlokas for Childern & Adults. Please click here for details.
All Participants: Please refer to the note given on the kids events page.
Registration: All participants (Chinmaya & Non Chinmaya) must Register soon, on or before May 1, 2015. Please use the following form link

Chinmaya BalaVihar Graduation Day

Date: Sunday May 17th 2015
Program:10:00am - 12:30p.m.
Theme: I Know My Gurudev
Gita Chanting Competition Winners will receive their prizes.
Bring your Family & Friends. Watch the Balavihar Children & Adults perform scintillating skits on their graduation day as a tribute to Gurudev.
Graduation Program: Special graduation program for the Balavihar class of 2015.
Grand Potluck feast after the program !!! Bring your appetite Please note: Programs will start on time For more details about the program contact Bindu Menta at (614) 767-5782.

Chinmaya Balavihar and Adult Classes 2015 - 2016 Registration Opened

Chinmaya Balavihar Program Highlights:
Learn Moral Values & Ethics through stories from our Scriptures;
Structured and Age appropriate curriculum KG-12;
Learn Bhagavad Gita Chanting, Bhajans, Stotrams, Sanskrit & Meditation;
Fine Arts, Games, Camps & Movie Nights; and Firmly rooted in Hindu Scripture; All classes are taught by a team of specially trained, experienced, and dedicated teachers.
Registration is now open for 2015-2016 year. Session 1 - Balavihar classes are held from 10:00am to 11:30am and children are expected to assemble in the hall by 9:45am. Session 2 classes are going to be held between 12:30 - 2:00pm. For more details see the link given below.
Please click here to see the instructions on how to register - New and Returning Members for the year. Please click here to register for this year. To see a detailed listing of all balavihar classes, please click on the following link to BalaVihar Classes. Balavihar registration for the year 2015-16, morning session is CLOSED for KG, Grade 1, Grade 4, 5, 6, & 7.

All days - 7.00 PM - 8.00 PM.
Special abhisheka will be performed on the third Saturday (7:00 AM - 10:00 AM) of every month. Abhishekam dates are:
May-16-15 | Jun-20-15 | Jul-18-15


2014 - 2015 Class Highlights: Texts to be covered this year include - Kenopanishad, Tattva Bodhah, Vivekachoodamani, Self Unfoldment. Other classes include Gita Chanting, Sanskrit Language.
Time & Place: Every Sunday-10:00 -11:30am.
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Chinmaya Mission Columbus presents a new form of keeping all the members and non-members updated with the latest news on its upcoming programs, Balavihar classes, Adult Study Groups, Competitions, Community Outreach programs etc. Please Click Here to read the issue.
To give maximum happiness to the maximum number for the maximum time.
To provide to individuals, from any background, the wisdom of Vedanta and the practical means for spiritual growth and happiness, enabling them to become positive contributors to the society.

A TV Series based on the timeless wisdom of the Upanishads. Every Sunday at 10am on DD1. Full Episodes can be seen on Youtube. Conceptualized by Swami Tejomayananda, head of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide. Written & Directed by Chandraprakash Dwivedi. Produced by Chinmaya Mission.