Chinmaya Mission Temples around the World

Temples in Hong Kong & Singapore

Chinmaya Seva Ashram
11 F Ocean View Court
43 Mody Road
Kowloon City
Kowloon , Hong Kong
Phone: +852-2367 3390
Consecration Date : 21st April 1991

Diety: Kaliya Nartana Krishna
Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda’s first visit to Hong Kong was in 1965. Frequent visits started from 1988 and on 21st April 1991 the Chinmaya Seva Ashram was formally inaugurated. The most enchanting idol of Lord Krishna as Kaliya Nartana Krishna was installed by Pujya Gurudev. The idol is made of pancha loha, ie, five metals and is coated with silver. Gurudev’s message to the devotees was: “The snake with many heads represents our mind with many thoughts. Let Krishna dance on every head in every thought crushing the ego with his might and vomiting out all its poison”. May Lord Krishna dance in all our thoughts. 21st April 1991.

Chinmaya Kesari
111 North Bridge
Road24-06 Peninsula Plaza
Singapore – 179098 , Singapore
Phone: +65-6338-9184
Consecration Date : Janmashtami 2006

Diety: Radha Krishna
In April 2005 Pujya Swami Tejomayananda inaugurated Chinmaya Mission Singapore’s new centre and named it ‘Chinmaya Kesari’. The word Singapore means the ‘City of Lions’. In Sanskrit, ‘Kesari’ means lion and Vedanta is considered the lion among all knowledge, Vedanta Kesari. It was said that Pujya Gurudev roared and thundered like a lion. Guruji blessed that Chinmaya Mission Singapore become a powerhouse of spiritual power. In this centre entered Radha Krishna to bless the devotees in becoming spiritual powerhouses. These most enchanting idols made of white marble were installed by Swami Swaroopananda on Janmashtami 2006.

Temples in UK & Europe

Vijnana Nilayam – Centre D’Etudes Vedantiques
10 Rue Sainte Vivienne – Quartier Francais
Reunion Island , France
Phone: +33-262-582 439
Consecration Date : 9th September 2007
Diety: Shri Vigneshwara
Chinmaya Mission Reunion was started in December 1982 under the guidance of Swami Pranavananda. In 1996 the centre acquired some land. Now, Chinmaya Mission is located on the East coast of Reunion Island (near Saint-Suzanne city). The centre is spread over five acres and is very green with a spring and small river flowing close by. There is accommodation for 5 residents and 1 visitor. The satsang hall can comfortably seat around 200 persons. The temple is located in the upper part of the lush green land. Construction of the temple started in May 2002. 5 years later, on 9th September 2007 the Mahabhishekam was performed under the guidance of Swami Pranavananda and Swami Adwayananda along with the participation of Br Akhilesh and Br Shripad. The temple building itself is bright yellow and white giving a joyous and serene feeling to all devotees. The main deity inside is Lord Vigneshwara, ie, Lord Ganesha. There is also a sanctum for Shri Sundara Murti, a Shiva Lingam. Both are carved in stone. The ever-holy Tulsi surrounds the temple along with a number of flowering bush and lots of young trees.

Chinmaya Kirti,
2 Egerton Gardens,
Hendon Central
London, England , United Kingdom

Diety: Lord Hanuman
Pujya Gurudev, Swami Chinmayananda visited Mauritius five times, the first time being in 1977. These regular visits and the dedication of the local members and Swami Pranavananda led to a centre at Mauritius being inaugurated in January 1983. The Mission is very active now in Mauritius. On 8th September 2002 Swami Purushottamananda inaugurated the Mahalingeshwara Temple in which Lord Shiva is worshipped as a Lingam. In front sits Nandi ever at its Master’s service. There is also a sanctum for Lord Ganesha and altars for Lord Nataraja and Pujya Gurudev.

Temples in Australia

Chinmaya Sannidhi
38 Carrington Road
Castle Hill
Sydney, New South Wales – 2154 , Australia
Phone: +61-2-8850 7400
Consecration Date : 27th November 2004

Diety: Rama Parivar
At precisely 12 noon on 27th November 2004 elegant floor length white silk curtains opened slowly to reveal the tall and majestic form of Lord Rama. Poised atop a glistening marble altar, accompanied by his exquisite consort Mother Sita, the ever-vigilant Lakshmanji and his ardent devotee Hanuman, Shri Rama’s strength and presence could not be denied. The murtis were installed by Swami Swaroopananda at Chinmaya Mission’s centre in Sydney. Created in the Chola style, of a dark and lustrous bronze, the murtis are heart meltingly beautiful. Bearing the Kodanda bow and crescent spear, Lord Rama, taller than the others, casts a beneficient smile on those who stand under his loving gaze. It is almost impossible to draw one’s eyes away from the grace and beauty of Mother Sita. Lakshmanji, strikingly handsome, wears a secret smile of ecstasy as he stands beside his Lord. For many, it is the potent form of Hanumanji that captures the heart – standing alert, but with head tilted down and eyes slightly averted. He is the embodiment of single-pointed attention and love for his Lord.

Chinmaya Dham
4 Pioneer Drive
Victoria – 3106 , Australia
Phone: +61-3-9846 8359
Consecration Date : Janmashtami 2001

Diety: Lord Krishna
Chinmaya Mission Melbourne was established in 1981. It is now a vibrant centre with a property of its own. The centre was acquired towardes the end of 1998. In Janmashtami of 2001 the idol of Lord Krishna Gopala Krishna Kanhaiya was installed. Sculpted in white marble, Lord Krishna has a most enchanting smile. With his music he enthrals all devotees and pulls them to Chinmaya Dham.

Temples in Indonesia, Mauritius & Sri Lanka

Chinmaya Vidya Kendra
22 Pandeglang, Menteng
Pusat – 10340
Jakarta City , Indonesia
Consecration Date : Ganesha Chaturthi 2002

Diety: Lord Mangala Vinayak
During the golden jubilee year of the Chinmaya Movement (2001), land was acquired by Haresh & Lakshmi Lasmana to build a centre in Jakarta. It saw its completion in 2002 with the installation of Lord Ganeshaji, Mangala Vinayaka Bhagwan on Ganesha Chaturthi day in September 2002 in the presence of Swami Mitrananda. Lord Mangala Vinayaka stands 2m tall and about 1.5m wide. The idol made of pancha dhatu (five metals) was sculpted by Pak Nyoman Nuarta whose works grace some of the finest museums in New York, Berlin and Brunei. The official inauguration of the Chinmaya Vidya Kendra was on 4th February 2003 by Swami Tejomayananda in the presence of the Minister of Religious Affairs and the Minister of Tourism. A beautiful stone idol from Bali of Goddess Saraswati graces the entrance. Inside is an altar for Goddess Lakshmi and Goddess Saraswati along with photographs of Pujya Swami Tapovan Maharaj and Swami Chinmayananda. The Mangala Vinayaka temple is in the hall above and Lord Vinayaka blesses one and all.

Charles Jolivet Street
Beau Bassin
Mauritius , Mauritius
Consecration Date : 8th September 2002

Diety: Shiva Lingam
This beautiful idol made of panchaloha was the same one worshipped during the Chinmaya Vishwa Sammelan. Hanumanji’s posture is a replica of Hanumanji in Rambodha, Sri Lanka. The idol was installed in Chinmaya Mission London’s centre, Chinmaya Kirti, by Swami Chidatmananda on Shri Hanuman Jayanti day in 2004. The ideal bhakta, Hanumanji stands with hands folded forever ready to serve his Lord and the Lord’s devotees. He inspires one and all to lead a life of single-pointed devotion and service to the Lord.

Bhaktavatsala Shri Rama Temple
Chinmaya Pragati
32, 10th Lane, Off Schofield Place
Colombo – 300300, Sri Lanka
Phone: +94-11-259 1344
Consecration Date : 27th April 2007

Diety: Bhaktavatsala Shrirama
The new Mission centre in Sri Lanka, named ‘Chinmaya Pragati’, is situated on the seashore in Colombo. A beautiful temple has been built on the first floor, dedicated to Bhaktavatsala Shrirama. The roof-top terrace overlooks the Indian Ocean. One can spend hours in contemplation there, lulled by the gentle lapping of the waves, till the mind becomes indrawn in spontaneous meditation. The installation of the murtis and the inauguration of the Centre was done by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda on 27th April 2007. In his inaugural address, Pujya Guruji said that ‘Pragati’ means ‘marching ahead’. The centre was intended for the progress of the society and the nation at large. It should meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the devotees, fulfilling Gurudev’s vision to give maximum happiness to the maximum number of people for the maximum amount of time. He pointed out that with Hanumanji presiding over the hills at Ramboda and Bhaktavatsala Shrirama at the seashore shrine in Pragati, the members had nothing to fear. “The Lord is always near as the mother is,” said he. Guruji himself had sung and recorded the aarti shlokas and gifted the CDs and booklets to the devotees there.

Sri Bhakta Hanuman Temple
Wevandon Hills
Rambodha Village
Rambodha – 20590 , Sri Lanka
Phone: +94-52-225 9645
Consecration Date : 8th April 2001

Diety: Bhakta Hanuman
It was Gurudev’s Sankalpa, when he visited Sri Lanka in 1980, to set up a spiritual centre at Rambodha. Chinmaya Mission Sri Lanka, with the blessings of Gurudev, purchased 10 acres of land in 1981 at Wevanden Hills. He named the land “Rambodha”. It is situated in the central part of Sri Lanka 3,200 ft above sea level, at a distance of 150 km from Colombo (3 and half hour). It was believed that Sri Hanumanji set his feet in these holy hills when he was in search of Sitaji. Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda consecrated the temple on 8th April 2001 by performing Maha Kumbhabhishekam. This grand temple is now a great monument where the 16 ft idol of Lord Hanuman is the Moola Murti. Vinayakar, Dhyaneshwar and Sri Rama with Mother Sita and Lakshmana are the parivara murtis.

Temples In India

Chinmayaranyam – Kotappakonda
C/o Siva Engineering Agencies,Old Police Station Road
Guntur District – 522 601
Andhra Pradesh , India
Phone: +91-8647-247 012
Consecration Date : 25th December 1990

Diety: Lord Vishveshwara
Sri Vishveshwara Swami temple is situated in a village called Trikoota (Kotappakonda). Param Pujya Swami Chinmayananda consecrated the deity in the traditional way.This place is now popularly known as Chinmayaranyam and the temple is situated in the ashram complex. Regular pujas according to shastras are performed in the morning and evening. The ashram also has a Dhyana Mandir of Pujya Swami Chinmayananda.

Chinmaya Mission, Chinmaya Srividyashramam,
Chinmaya Marg, Srividyapuram
Kadapa – Tirupati Highway 516002
Andhra Pradesh , India
Phone: +91-9490033413
Consecration Date : 20th April, 2018

Diety: Sri Lalita Parameswaridevi

Chinmaya Sarada Tapovan
Kothapatnam (Post & Mandal)
Kothapatnam – 523 286
Andhra Pradesh , India
Phone: +91-8592-245 326
Consecration Date : 1993

Diety:Lord Krishna
Shri Chinmaya Krishna is a temple within the premises of one of the Chinmayaranyam group of Ashrams, Chinmaya Sarada Tapovan at Kothapatnam. The shrine has a beautiful marble idol of meditating Shri Krishna. The Ashram was established in 1993 by Swamini Saradapriyananda. It is on the seashore and has a very conducive atmosphere for all sincere sadhaks.

Yemmiganur Road
Adoni – 518302
Andhra Pradesh , India
Phone: +91-9848798873 / 9491409909
Consecration Date : 13th century

Diety: Sree Shantamalleswara Swami

Param Dham
Satellite Road,
Jodhpur Tekra
Ahmedabad – 380 015
Gujarat , India
Phone: +91-79-2674 1527
Consecration Date : 19th May 1979

Diety: Venu Gopal
Param Dham has a unique architectural style with three levels. There is a spacious open ground strutted with trees on the sides providing a large area to serve as yajna shala. Lord Krishna playing the flute (Shri Venu Gopal), the deity of the temple was installed on 19th May 1979 in vaidik vidhi. The shrines of Ganeshji (narthana pose) and Hanumanji (replica of the Veera Maruti at Sidhbari) were installed later on either side of the Dhyana Mandir. Param Dham stands on the top of a hillock known as Jodhpur Tekra on a plot of land of 2 acres. The complex has kutias for accommodation of the resident acharya, visiting acharyas and sadhaks.

Chinmaya Tapovan Trust,
Sandeepany Himalayas
Sidhbari – 176 057
Dist: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh , India
Phone: +91-1892-234 324
Consecration Date : 22nd Oct 1983

Diety: Vanavasi Ram, Sita, Hanuman
The construction of Shri Rama Mandir began in March 1983 and the temple with Vanavasi Lord Rama & Sita was consecrated on 22nd October 1983. The architecture of the temple is unique in style – a Setu (bridge) between North & South Indian Culture, executed by skilled artists from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. A magnificent mandapam of black polished granite adorns the entrance of the temple. The Shikara (tower) of the temple, 40 ft high, is in the shape of a crown with three kalashas on the top, representing the highest Truth, declared in the scriptures. Three crore Rama Naam japa books, written by devotees of 24 nations in several languages are deposited at the base of the temple. The black stone idols of Shri Rama and Sita depict the vanavas aspect of Shri Rama. They are made of special soft stone. This is the first temple in the valley for the worship of Lord Rama and Sita in exile in the forests. Through devoted worship of Lord Rama, the devotee’s mind gets attuned to the ideal that Shri Rama stands for and is uplifted to receive the showering grace (Amrita) from the kalashas. A set of panchaloha (5 metals – gold, silver, copper, iron and lead) idols of Lord Rama, Sita, Lakshman & Hanuman in front of the main idols receive the daily worship. The two elephants in front of the Mahamantapam on both sides are of great attraction to children and visitors.

Chinmaya Tapovan Trust,
Sandeepany Himalayas
Sidhbari – 176 057
Dist: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh , India
Phone: +91-1892-234 324
Consecration Date : 10th October 1982

Diety: Veera Hanuman
The valley of the Siddhas, Sidhbari nestling in the lap of the Himalayas is an awe-inspiringshowcase of nature & soul. Swami Chinmayananda chose Sidhbari as a suitable location for a Sandeepany in the Himalayas. Pujya Gurudev must have felt the divine vibrations of the place where Kapila Muni once lived. Construction began in 1979 and as per Gurudev’s Sankalpa, a Veera Hanumanji’s idol was to be installed. The well-known sculptor, Sri Kashinath of Shimoga sculpted the cement concrete idol of Hanumanji in Veerasan posture. It is 25 ft tall and rests on a 7 ft granite pedestal. The idol was consecrated on 10th October 1982 by Pujya Gurudev. Veera Hanumanji is seated at Sidhbari under the milky sky, open to the embrace of his father, Vayu, the Wind God. Hanumanji successfully keeps the damaging winds at bay. By worshipping the deity, one gains strength, courage, fame, alertness, eloquence and wisdom. As Swami Tejomayananda says, ‘Lord Hanuman is the embodiment of all great divine qualities put together – Devotion, Dedication, Service, Dispassion, Strength, Humility, Knowledge and every other virtue!’ Once in five years a consecration ceremony (Mahamastakabhishekam) of the idol is performed for which devotees from all parts of the world gather.

Chinmaya Tapovan Trust
Sandeepany Himalayas
Dist: Kangra – 176 057
Himachal Pradesh , India
Phone: +91-1892-234 324

Diety: Samadhi Sthala of Pujya Gurudev
Devotees from all corners of the globe come to meditate, worship, and bask in the presence of the master, whose mortal remains are buried under the sculpted image. The Bhu Samadhi of Pujya Gurudev was done on 9th August 1993. Built in traditional Kerala style, the Samadhi Sthala houses Swamiji’s ashtadhatu pratima, or sculpture made of eight metals. Worship and aarti is offered twice daily. The Samadhi is the most revered and intense abode of silence and the focal point for ashram residents and visitors.

Chinmaya Geeta Mandir
I Main, Siddhaganga Extension
Tumkur – 572 102
Karnataka , India
Phone: +91-816-227 7640
Consecration Date : February 26th 1994

Diety: Lord Krishna
Chinmaya Mission Tumkur was established in 1986. The land for the centre was donated by a devotee. The building, popularly known as ‘Chinmaya Geeta Mandir’ was inaugurated by Swami Tejomayananda in 1994. The Temple has the idol of Lord Krishna standing with a flute in one hand and the ‘Chin Mudra’ in the other. Yajnas and other activities are held regularly in the Mission Centre.

Chinmaya Rama Mandir
Vinobha Road
Subhash Nagar
Mandya – 571 401
Karnataka , India
Phone: +91-8232-221 442
Consecration Date : 27th April 1997

Diety: Lord Rama
Chinmaya Rama Mandir at Mandya houses the mystical and charming figures of Lord Rama, Lakshmana, Sita and Hanuman. The serene surroundings with the marble flooring add to the beauty of Lord Rama, the one who dwells in every form. Swami Brahmananda, the Regional Head of Karnataka, laid the foundation stone on 15th September 1996. The Temple was inaugurated by Sri Jagadguru Balagangadhara Swami of Adi Chunchanagiri Mutt and Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda on 27th April 1997.

Deenabandhu Devasthana
CMH Road
Indira Nagar
Bangalore – 560 038
Karnataka , India
Phone: +91-80-2528 2207
Consecration Date : 24th March 1978

Diety: Lord Deenabandhu
Deenabandhu Lord Krishna – the Lord of Compassion, presides in the “Temple of the Healer” at Indira Nagar, Bangalore. His benign grace and bountiful blessings have been flowing to His devotees since its consecration by Pujya Swami Chinmayananda in 1978. In the idol of Deenabandhu, the devotees invoke the healing powers (in the Doctors) and the curative powers (in the patients) of the Lord. Lord Krishna as Kaliya Mardana is dancing on the seven-hooded serpent Kaliya. The seven hoods represent Kama, Krodha, Lobha, Moha, Mada, Matsarya and Ahankara. We can, with constant and complete surrender to the Lord, crush and overcome all negative tendencies in us and in due course come to realise the Supreme Brahman. Explaining the symbolism of Kaliya Mardana, Swami Chinmayananda said: “Krishna is dancing on the serpent (the ego) which spits forth the poison (vasanas) in our life stream. The Lord’s dance within the body removes the poison. Let us revere and worship Him whose Grace blesses all, who is Deenabandhu”. The temple is a blend of North and South Indian architecture bedecked with five Gopurams representing the five Mahayajnas. The crown of the temple depicts the glorious Dashavatars (ten avatars) – Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narashima, Vamana, Parasurama, Rama, Krishna, Buddha and Kalki – flanked by Garuda and Hanuman on either side. The front facade mural depicts the Geetopadesha – the Song Celestial of Lord Krishna. After crossing the five steps of the five sense organs and entering the Temple, the Lord of Auspiciousness, Shri Maha Ganapati and the Lord of Valour and Humility, Shri Anjaneya Swami housed in their artistic mandapas bless the devotees before they proceed to the Sanctum Sanctorum to seek Lord Deenabandhu’s Grace and Blessings. The ornamental deepastambam – the Light of Effulgence is a symbolic representation for the necessity of self-unfoldment of the devotee. The front main entrance (Mahadwara) of the Temple is in the form of an Agnijwala (flame of fire). As the devotee enters the temple he is required to shed his ego in this flame of fire and thus purifying himself, with an attitude of surrender and devotion, he seeks the Blessings and Grace of Deenabandhu.

Chinmaya Sandeepany
Medihalla – 563 101
Kolar District
Karnataka , India
Phone: +91-8152-234 001
Consecration Date : 24th February 1998

Diety: Chinmaya Ganapati
As the name of the place itself suggests, one experiences the exquisite beauty of Mother Nature here. The literal meaning of ‘Chokka’ is that which is beautiful, neat and tidy. And now, that ‘Chinmaya Ganapati’ is residing there, the place has its own charm, since the colossal form of the Lord, measuring nearly 45 feet from the ground, captivates every heart that visits the place. Though this is a unique piece of art, one with a pure heart will be compelled to behold the Lord as the ‘Living Entity’ in this gigantic figure and not just a mere piece of sculpture. The glory of ‘Chinmaya Ganapati’ has now spread far and wide in Karnataka. Pujya Swami Tejomayananda consecrated ‘Chinmaya Ganapati’ on the 24th of February 1998. A Sahasra Kalashabhisheka was organised on a specially erected ramp, and Chinmaya Ganapati took a grand, holy bath, enough to atleast drench quite a portion of his gigantic form.

Chinmaya Mission – Shimoga
Old Post Office Road
Shimoga – 577 202
Karnataka , India
Phone: +91-8182-272 254
Consecration Date : 1991

Diety: Lord Satyanarayana
Chinmaya Mission Shimoga, which had been functioning since 1976 got a permanent mission centre in 1988 when Karnataka Chinmaya Seva Trust bought some land with a big hall. In 1991, the Hall was modified by building a Mantap and the idol of Lord Satyanarayana was installed. Later the famous sculptor Shri Kashinath sculpted a mural on the front face of the building. The temple houses a Satsang hall, which is constantly used for bhajans, discourses and archanas.

Chinmaya Sandeepany
Medihalla – 563 101
Kolar District
Karnataka , India
Phone: +91-8152-234 001
Consecration Date : 20th November 1994

Diety: Lord Omkareshwara
The quiet and serene surroundings of Chokkahalli, 7km from Kolar, appealed to Swami Brahmananda, who approved of this perfect location for Sandeepany Karnataka in 1984. In 1993, during Pujya Gurudev’s visit to Bangalore for a Geeta Jnana Yajna, Sri Shadakshari undertook the responsibility of building a big temple for Sri Omkareshwara. The Kumbhabhishekam took place on the 19th & 20th of November 1994. On the 19th a Rudra Homa was performed according to tradition. A Sahasra Kumbhabhishekam was performed on the 20th with nearly 3500 people participating on that day. The temple has Lord Shiva engraved amidst Kailash. An idol of Lord Ganapati occupies the position below Sri Omkareshwara. There are two bulls in front of the temple. The crown of the temple is adorned with the carvings of Sri Dakshinamurthy, Lord Ganesha and Lord Kartikeya. On top of the temple is a huge Shiva Linga.

Adi Sankara Nilayam
Ernakulam District
Kerala , India 682319
Phone:+91-484-274 7307

The temple complex within the Adi Sankara Nilayam features the ancient shrines of Sri Ayyappa, Sri Rama, Sri Krishna, Sri Ganesha, Vettakkoruvan (Kirata Shiva, the family deity of Melpazhur Mana), and Goddesses Nagayakshi and Bhagavati.

Chinmaya Mission Thrissur
Round North, Thrissur – 680 020
Kerala , India
Phone: +91-487-233 1452
Consecration Date : Old temple

Diety: Sree Bhuvaneswari
This temple is within the Neeranjali Complex of Chinmaya Mission Thrissur and was donated by the Cochin royal family to Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. Sree Bhuvaneswari is the presiding deity of the temple. The temple has a very beautifully decorated gopuram. Within the temple complex are the Navagrahas in a row.

Chinmaya Mission Kanhangad
Kasargod District – 671 315, Kerala , India
Phone: +91-499-270 4210
Consecration Date : Temple donated to Chinmaya Mission in 1984

Diety: Lord Subrahmanya
It is said that Lord Adi Subrahmanya underwent penance for years at this place to gather strength to slaughter Tarakasura and thus the place got its name Athiyambur. This age-old temple and premises spanning 2 acres and 55 cents were donated to the Chinmaya Mission by Sri Sreedhara Pisharadi. It was renovated in 1986 and later a new Gopuram was installed and inaugurated in November 1997 by Swami Tejomayananda. Many women gather on Mondays to observe Somavaravratam. In recent times, Chinmaya Mission conducts spiritual classes for these women observing Somavaravratam and provides them a noon-meal at the temple. The newly constructed Dhyana Mandir can accommodate nearly 300 persons.

P O Thiruvananthapuram Kerala.
Kerala , India

Diety: Mahavishnu
Sree Mahavishnu Temple at Govindamangalam is located 15 kms from Trivandrum city on Pravachambalam­ Ooruttambalam Road. Name of Govindamangalam is derived from the name of the main Deity. The temple was constructed and Sree Vigraha installed by Koopakkara madam Namboothiri nearly 1000 years ago. The speciality of the temple was the Vattasree kovil, (Round sanctum sanctorum) shadadharaprathista and west Darsan. The temple lost its significance on the decline of Royal rules.

For the protection and running of the temple the authorities of the Koopakkara madam handed over the temple with 51cents of land to Chinmaya Mission in 1981. We then removed the partially damaged Vigraha and then new Vigraha was installed in 1982. Poojya Gurudev visited the temple in 1984 and offered Archana and decided to renovate the temple. Accordingly the temple was renovated and regular poojas started.

The temple was recently renovated and rebuilt according to Kerala Temple Architecture and Dwaja pratishta was also done. The temple is attracting a large number of devotees every day and the blessings of Lord Maha Vishnu is enjoyed by the community.

Chinmaya Sharanam
Sector B, Slice No 2,
Scheme No 78
Indore – 452 001
Madhya Pradesh , India
Consecration Date : April 2001

Diety: Shri Krishna
This charming murti of Lord Krishna playing the flute was consecrated by Swami Tejomayananda on 2nd April 2001. It is located in ‘Chinmaya Sharanam’, the centre of Chinmaya Mission, Indore.

Chinmaya Ashram
Rewa – 486 440
Madhya Pradesh , India
Phone: +91-7662-263 205
Consecration Date : 6th April 1984

Diety: Lord Rama
Chinmaya Ashram in Lakshmanpur, near Rewa was visualised by Pujya Swami Chinmayananda as a Pitamaha Sadan. It is meant for people over the age of 60 years. Under Swamiji’s instructions the Shri Rama Temple was built in the centre of the Pitamaha Sadan. Shri Kashi Shilpi of Mysore was commissioned to build the temple. The main idols are a replica of those installed at the Rama Mandir in Sidhbari. The Utsav murtis are also very similar to those at Sidhbari. Pujya Gurdev gave the hanging lamps that illumine the main idols, along with detailed instructions as to their placements.

Tara Cultural Trust
Sandeepany Sadhnalaya
Saki Vihar Road
Mumbai – 400 072
Maharashtra , India
Phone: +91-22-2857 0368
Consecration Date : 10th Nov 1968

Diety: Lord Jagadeeshwara
The Jagadeeshwara Mandir in Powai standing atop a tiny hillock was consecrated by Pujya Gurudev himself. The Temple Gate, known as Jagadwara is built on the lines of the Buddhist Stupa of Sanchi. The two pillars of the gate have stories from the Shiva Purana carved on them with precision and artistic workmanship. Three carved beams sit on top of the pillars. The centre of the second beam carries an inscription from the Quran, “Through me you stand in the presence of the Lord of the Universe”. There is a huge temple bell hanging from the centre of the third beam. The gate symbolizes the union of the Indian culture with Arab secular influence & the influence of Buddhism on temple architecture. The presiding deity Lord Shiva made of spotless white marble sits in Samadhi – the meditative pose. On his right is an idol of Lord Krishna as Venugopal and on his left is Mother Ganga, symbolized as a pot of water from the Ganges. Within the sanctum sanctorum, in the centre below the ground level is a Shiva Lingam and daily rituals are done to this Lingam. An idol of Lord Ganesha in meditative pose is placed in the parikrama corridor, behind Lord Shiva. The idol is made of black stone. Nandi, the vahana of Lord Shiva faces the deity and guards the Wish Pond where devotees drop coins & make a wish. The dome of the temple is 34 ft high from the Sanctum Sanctorum and is made of 3 parts, a square, an octagon and a circle. The circular part represents the Shiva Linga. The octagon, an eight hooded snake – representing the pancha mahabootas of Space, Air, Fire, Water and Earth and three other subtle elements – mind, intellect and ego. The main hall has two niches in which the idols of Guruparamparas are installed. One niche has the idol of Adi Shankara and the other has Adi Guru Dakshinamoorthy. Outside, near the Jagadwara is a metal lamp mounted on a Koorm (tortoise) that symbolizes the withdrawal of the mind from worldly pleasures. Mahashivaratri is celebrated every year in February / March with akhanda nama japa. Hundreds and thousands of devotees throng the temple throughout the day.

Maharashtra , India
Consecration Date : 1995

Diety: Shri Dattatreya Swamy
A 3 metre diameter temple is situated in the ashram of Chinmaya Mission Jalgaon in the State of Maharashtra and is home to Lord Dattatreya. Lord Dattatreya is said to be the incarnation of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. The consecration was done in 1995. There is also an open prayer hall with Lord Shiva and Lord Krishna.

Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram
Chinmaya Seva Trust Mahrashtra
Toap-Sambhapur – 416 122
Kolhapur, Maharashtra , India
Phone: +91-230-246 5754
Consecration Date : 19th Nov 2001

Diety: Lord Ganesha
An 85 ft tall Ganesha idol, made of cement concrete can be seen from NH4 i.e. Pune-Bangalore highway about 13 km away from Kolhapur, in Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram. The whole structure consists of a 61 ft Ganapati seated on a 24 ft tall Meditation hall. The circular structure has a diameter of about 60 ft and weighs about 800 tonnes. 24 pillars support the Ganesha idol. Fifty skilled workers, specially called from Shimoga (Karnataka) toiled hard for about a year to complete the structure. On 19th November 2001 was the inauguration by Pujya Guruji, Swami Tejomayananda. Chinmaya Seva Trust, Maharashtra, accomplished this under the able guidance of Pujya Swami Purushottamananda, the regional head for Maharashtra-Gujarat-Goa (West Zone). Chinmaya Ganadhish has become a holy place of pilgrimage. Thousands of people visit this place specially on Sankashti Chaturthi. Every morning worship to the Lord is offered with Vedic Chanting. In the evening Aarti is performed.

Chinmaya Seva Trust Mahrashtra
Kolhapur – 416 122
Maharashtra , India
Phone: +91-230-246 5754
Consecration Date : 2nd March 1992

Diety: Lord Shiva
The temple is situated in Chinmaya Sandeepany Ashram at Kolhapur. The ashram itself is a beautiful, serene and vast expanse of 8 acres on the Pune-Bangalore highway, about 13 km away from Kolhapur city, between Toap and Sambhapur villages. Pujya Swami Chinmayananda suggested the name ‘Kailasnath’ for the temple, since Kolhapur is famous as Dakshin Kashi (Kashi of the South). The deity is in the form of a Shiva Linga made of black stone and adorned with Sphatika Linga given by Pujya Gurudev. In a letter of blessings, on the occasion of the consecration of the temple Pujya Gurudev had written to Swami Purushottamananda, ‘Go Ahead! You will find me just beside the Shivalinga’.

Chinmaya Vibhooti
P.O. Kolwan, Taluka Mulshi
Dist: Pune – 412 108
Maharashtra , India
Phone: +91-20-2296 0012
Consecration Date : 24th December 2005

Diety: Chinmaya Maruti
At the entrance of Chinmaya Vibhooti stands guard Chinmaya Maruti. Chinmaya Vibhooti is a monumental tribute to the life, teachings and service of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda. The Chinmaya Maruti Mandir is made of pink Bansipur stone and has some intricate carvings on its walls. The idol of Lord Hanuman is made of white marble. Every morning the sun’s first rays fall on the ever-radiant face of this ideal Sevak. The murti was consecrated on 24th December 2005 in the august presence of Swami Purushottamananda, Swami Tejomayananda and Swami Brahmananda. The inauguration of Chinmaya Vibhooti was on 25th December and it was well attended by a gathering of over 2000 devotees.

Chinmaya Gardens
Siruvani Main Road
Nallur Vayal PO
Coimbatore-641114, Tamil Nadu , India
Phone:+91-422-261 5637
Consecration Date : December 1986

Diety: Lord Vinayaka
This murti is installed at the entrance of Chinmaya Gardens, Siruvani, Coimbatore. Prathista for this murti was done by Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda in December 1986. Later a proper temple was built for Lord Vinayaka and Swamini Vimalananda did the sthana prathista of the murti on Vijayadashami day in 2005. Arati is performed daily in the evenings and the local villagers, college students and residents of the ashram participate in this. Every Thursday Abhisekham is done.

Chinmaya Vidyalaya
107, Robertson Road
PM Swamy Colony, II Street
Coimbatore – 614 002, Tamil Nadu , India
Phone: +91-422-320 8680
Consecration Date : September 2005

Diety: Goddess Saraswati
There is an idol of Goddess Saraswati. Consecration was done in September 2005 by Swamini Vimalananda. It is located in one of the Chinmaya Vidyalayas at Coimbatore. The children gather there daily and offer their prayers to Mother Saraswati asking for the true wealth of knowledge.

Chinmaya Krupa
4/292 Main Road
NGGO Colony
Coimbatore – 641 114, Tamil Nadu , India
Phone: +91-422-264 7784
Consecration Date : 2nd February 2004

Diety: Goddess Saraswati
There is a marble idol of Goddess Saraswati. The Maha Kumbha Abhishekam was done by Swami Tejomayananda on 2nd February 2004. It is located at one of the Mission centres in Coimbatore. Daily prayers are offered at the shrine.

Coimbatore – 641 114
Tamil Nadu , India
Consecration Date : 10th May 1988

Diety: Lord Ganesha
This temple is situated at the Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Vadavalli, Coimbatore and was consecrated in the presence of Pujya Swami Chinmayananda. The school children start their day invoking the blessings of Gnana Vinayaka. Daily puja (twice a day) is carried out at the temple. Ganapati Homa is performed twice a month on Chaturthi days and on auspicious occasions. Throughout the months of Margashirsha (approx Dec 15 – Jan 15) abhishekam and specific pujas are done by the devotees.

Chinmaya Vidyalaya
Thondamuthur Road
Coimbatore – 641 041
Tamil Nadu , India
Phone: +91-422-320 8681
Consecration Date : 11th February 1995

Diety: Lord Shiva
This temple with a Shiva Linga, as the prathista murti (presiding deity), is at the Chinmaya Rural Welfare Centre Complex, Chinmaya Gardens. The temple was consecrated on 11th February 1995. Daily puja is performed here.

Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple
135 Mahalingam Street,
Chinmaya Nagar Stage I
Chennai-600092, Tamil Nadu , India
Consecration Date : 1971; reconstructed & Kumbhabhishekam performed on 6th May 1993

Diety:Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka
With the blessings of Swami Chinmayananda, Chinmayagram was formed in Koyambedu, which has a glorious epical significance. It is said that it was here in Saint Valmiki’s ashram that Sitaji gave birth to Lava and Kusha, sons of Lord Rama. Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Temple at Chinmayagram was built in the year 1971 in a very humble way. Later in the year 1992, the temple was reconstructed and the Kumbhabishekam for the same was performed on 6th May 1993 in the divine presence of Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.

Chinmaya Tarangini Chennai
Rajaji Salai
Uthandi, Chennai – 600119
Tamil Nadu , India
Consecration Date : 2015-05-24

Diety: Matsya Bhagavan
In the Birth Centenary Year of Gurudev Swami Chinmayanandaji, Chinmaya Tarangini was inaugurated by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayanandaji on 24th May, 2015 at Uthandi, Chennai.

Speaking at the Mahasamprokshanam of the Sri Matsyanarayana Dhyana Niketan, Pujya Guruji said that the land in which the temple has come up was donated to the Chinmaya Mission over 25 years ago. Now that this temple has come up that we know Matsya Bhagavan has chosen this place to live here in the special year of the centenary.

Guruji said that in the Bhagavatham there is one chapter devoted to the Matsya Avatara and there is a whole Matsya Purana that tells the story and teachings of Matsya. It is very apt particularly for this age that we have this temple because it is the Vaivasvata Manvantra or the reign of the Manu Vaivasvata. When there was a cosmic deluge, Vaivasvata Manu or Satyavrata was informed by the divine fish of the great deluge. It asked Manu to build a big ship and asked to put the seeds of creation in the ship. When the deluge finally came as predicted, the fish told Satyavrata to tie the ship to its horn and they continued to swim in the waters of the deluge together.

Sarveshwara Dhyana Nilayam
Sarveshwara Nagar
Vengal, Tamaraipakkam
Tamil Nadu – 601 103 , India
Phone: +91-44-2762 6745
Consecration Date : 15th October 1989

Diety: Lord Sarveshwara
Sarveshwara Dhyana Nilayam temple, situated at Tamaraipakkam, has a massive Shiva Lingam, which stands 90 ft from ground level. In fact it is one of the tallest Shiva Lingams in the world and is very unique. Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda meticulously planned and gave the blueprints of the unique model of Dhyana Nilayam with a huge 65 ft high Shivalinga-shaped dome, a spacious sprawling circular Satsang hall on the ground floor and the Dhyana Nilayam on the top-floor that was designed by M/s Vybogam Architects. Inside the temple is a rare Sphatika Lingam an ‘endless’ form in crystal, encrusted with a diamond studded crest, mounted on a special glass case. There is also a granite Lingam beside it. The consecration of both, the Sphatika Lingam and the granite Lingam were done on 15th October by Pujya Gurudev. Holy water from the eight holy rivers of our land was poured by Gurudev from a silver Shankha over the Sphatika Lingam. Abhishekam of the Sphatika Lingam is done annually on Mahashivarathri day, while daily puja including Abhishekam is performed on the small granite Lingam. The 65 ft high dome of the Lingam shaped hall reverberates resonantly as the mantras and shlokas are chanted. This is indeed an unforgettable experience for many devotees. Lord Sarveshwara is believed to take the avatar of Dhanavantri every Sunday. Hence, a free medical clinic is held every Sunday for the villagers of the neighbourhood.

Chinmaya Devika,
Melaitheru, Kumarakovil – 629180
Tamil Nadu , India
Consecration Date : 19 January 2017

Shiva Parivaar (Uma Maheswari Sameta Jagadeeshwara, Bala Ganapathi, Bala Murugan) and Devi Sameta Navagraha
The kumbabhisheka of the unique shrines of Shiva parivaar and Devi Sameta Navagraha (where all moorthys are outwards facing) at Chinmaya Devika was performed on 19 January 2017 by Swamini Vimalanandaji and Swami Shivayoganandaji. The temple is adjacent to the Chinmaya Mission Centre at Kumarakovil. Arati is performed daily in the evenings and the local community participates in this.

Chinmaya Mission
214/1 Kundanbagh
Hyderabad – 500016
Telangana , India
Consecration Date : 14th February 1999

Diety: Lord Shiva
Set among the serene and beautiful surroundings of Kundanbagh, Begumpet, perched on the top of a small hillock, is a remarkably pleasing and captivating structure of Chinmaya Dhyana Nilayam. Pujya Gurudev had himself approved its design. Sandeepany Kailash has become a famous landmark in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. The building itself is in the form of Lord Shiva, the formless, Absolute Reality, which is the nature of pure Consciousness. Inside, a beautifully carved marble murti, of Lord Shiva, the Lord of the Universe, the Creator, the Sustainer and Destroyer, whose presence transforms the body into a beautiful and holy thing, had been installed and consecrated on Mahashivaratri Day, 14th February 1999 by Pujya Swami Tejomayananda, amidst the blowing of conch shell and the resounding reverberation of the chanting of ‘Om Namah Shivaya’. The Kumbhabhishekam was performed by thousands of devotees. Sandeepany Kailash has come to stay and bless the world.

Chinmaya Mission Ashram,
Rasoolabad Ghat Road,
Gangapuri – 211 004
Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh , India
Consecration Date : 2004-10-30

Diety: Shree Akhileshwar Mahadev
Among the few latest additions to the monumental beauty of Allahabad, this temple, has been built strictly in accordance with architectural specifications in the scriptures. It is built with beautiful pink stone from Bansi Mountain range in Bharatpur District and pristine white marble from Makarana in Rajasthan. Exquisite carvings adorn the structure. The design and the architectural excellence of the temple has received International acclaim. In the sanctum sanctorum is the Siva Linga made out of black marble and a captivating Life-size idol in white marble of the Lord in meditation in His full glory. Just outside the sanctum sanctorum there is a three feet idol of Nandeeshwar made of black marble, facing the Lord in utter devotion. There are idols of Mother Parvati on the left side and Lord Vighneshwara on the right side.

Shree Akhileshwar Mahadev is located in Chinmaya Mission Ashram in Rasoolabad Area of North Allahabad about 6 Kms. from Allahabad Junction Station and 2 Kms. from District Court. Adjascent to the temple is a beautiful rose garden and well maintained park dotted with fruit trees of different varieties.

Construction of Shree Akhileshwar Mahadev commenced with the laying of foundation stone on 30th October, 2004 by Pujya Swami Tejomayananda, Swami Subodhananda & other senior Swamins of Chinmaya Mission.

Shree Shiv Swarup Agrawal (Now Swami Yogasthananda) was the mukhya yajman.

Consecration (Prana Prathistha) of the idols and inauguration of the Temple complex was spread over five days from 19-23rd February, 2009 with 108 Kalashas in the presence of Pujya Swami Tejomayananda & thousands of devotees coming from all over India. The total cost of the project was over Rs. 2 crores.

The temple remains open from 6 A.M. to 12 Noon and from 4 P.M .to 9 P.M. everyday.