Chinmaya Prabha Awaits an Inspiring Jnana Yajna by Swami Tejomayananda

By Padmashree Rao

HOUSTON: When deep questions such as, “What is the cause of this world? Where did we come from and where are we headed? By what is life defined? Who really oversees our experiences of pleasure and pain in our existence?” remain unanswered by superficial explanations, it is time to sit at the feet of a true Master and reflect with care.


That timely opportunity will be presented to the seekers in Houston during a weeklong Jnana Yajna from July 6 to July 13, when His Holiness Swami Tejomayananda, the spiritual leader of worldwide Chinmaya Mission, will discourse on “Svetasvatara Upanisad” at Chinmaya Prabha, Houston.

Adored and addressed as Pujya Guruji by the global Chinmaya Mission (CM) family, Swami Tejomayananda carries forward the brilliant torch of Vedic wisdom lit by the Chinmaya Guru Parampara. With a head and heart that upholds the vision and mission of the renowned Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, Pujya Guruji leads over 300 CM centers worldwide. Praised as the “Hindu of the Year” (2005) and recognized for his spiritual leadership with a National Eminence Award in 2012, he inspires service-based projects in all walks of life, spiritual and secular.

Pujya Guruji wears his title as a global head with admirable humility and grace. Accomplished as a sublime Vedantin among scholars, he is so approachable that young and old of any background can reach out to him. His commentaries on great texts like Yoga Vasistha, Adi Sankara’s Drg-Drsya Viveka and Ramana Maharsi’s Upadesa Saram make the highest Vedantic truths relevant to a seeker at every stage of life. The books he has authored such as Bhakti Sudha, Jnana Sarah, Manah Shodhanam, Dhyanasvarupam and Jivanasutrani offer insights into a realm of knowledge beautified with devotion. One of his books, ‘Hindu Culture: An Introduction’ introduces Indian culture to students in some American schools.

Pujya Guruji effortlessly elaborates on the most intricate Vedantic texts with a clarity that makes even a new seeker grasp the spirit of the scriptures. His discourses on Ramayana and Srimad Bhagavatam moved even his own Guru, Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda, and continue to transport devotees to epic heights of devotion.

With his melodious bhajanas that move the soul, and ready wit that makes learning joyous and unforgettable, Pujya Guruji mesmerizes audiences around the world in year-round jnana yajnas.

Chinmaya Prabha welcomes everyone to a profound week of introspection in the loving presence of Pujya Guruji and the accompanying acaryas of Chinmaya Mission. It will be a time to touch the horizons of knowledge with the power of scripture, soulful music and a sublime Master. Hari Om!

For program details and more information on Chinmaya Mission Houston and its activities visit or Contact Jay Deshmukh 832-541-0059 or Bharati Sutaria 281-933-0233.