As darkness can be dispelled only by light, so also ignorance of the true Self can be removed only by knowledge. A Jnana Yajna is a program of talks (discourses usually of 7 days) by Acharyas of the Chinmaya Mission where symbolically ignorance is burnt in the fire of knowledge.
Study Group for Adults
For the serious spiritual seeker interested in delving deeper into the secrets of the texts a "Study Group" for adults, is conducted by the Resident Acharya at the Sharada Sannidhi.
Sessions for ladies conducted by Swamini Supreetanandaji at the Sharada Sannidhi where participants are taught Stotrams, Bhajans & Bhagavad Geeta.
Chinmaya Yuva Kendra
The emphasis these days is increasingly on an educational system designed to provide youth with a college degree. This is with the aim of ensuring financial security through supposedly desirable jobs with high remuneration.
Balvihar and Chinmaya Yuva Kendra are programs designed to increase the Emotional and Spiritual Quotient in children and Youth; the missing elements in the present educational system. They provide children & youth with a rudimentary road map & the necessary skills to navigate the increasingly difficult road in their journey in Life. They provide them with the Spiritual tips to successfully handle education,career and Life with fortitude.
"Parents, provide your children with the best Lifetime Insurance policy available in the market today - a Spiritual Endowment Policy. No premium to be paid either....."
Enrol them in Balvihar / Chinmaya Yuva Kendra.
Mantra Chanting Classes
Classes are held at the Sharada Sannidhi and other suitable locations from time to time for people interested in learning Veda Mantras.
Daily Pooja and Aarati
The Sharada temple is open as follows:
6.00 a.m. to Noon
4.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Moola Nakshatra Pooja
A Moola Nakshatra Pooja is conducted every month with the chanting of Lalitha Sahasranama with devotees being able to offer Archana individually.
Vidyarambha event is a unique annual event held on Vijayadashami day (9th October in 2008). On the Vidyarambha day, young children are initiated into the world of learning by introducing them into the world of alphabets or letters.
Sharada Sannidhi being the abode of Sharada Devi this function can be organised at any other time of the year too. Parents may carry out the same by calling the centre in advance.
Celebration of festivals and special occasions
Various festivals and special occasions are celebrated at the Sharada Sannidhi and will be indicated in the Calendar.
ALL CHINMAYA MISSION ACTIVITIES ARE OPEN TO ONE AND ALL