About Chinmaya Mission Mangaluru
Pujya Gurudev first came to Mangalore in 1956, to conduct a Yajna and then on he continued his visits to Mangalore. Members got together, formed committees and conducted Pujya Gurudev’s Yajnas as well as yajnas by other Acharyas till the year 2000. The mission centre at Mangalore functioned from various locations in the city till the year 2001.
The Mangaluru Mission Centre purchased a site of its own of 12,000 sq.ft. area in the year 2001. Swami Hamsananda was the resident Acharya then. The new Mission Centre, “Sharada Sannidhi”, with basement and three floors was built under his able leadership. Sharada Sannidhi was formally inaugurated on 22nd October 2004 by Pujya Guruji Swami Tejomayananda in the holy presence of Veda Brahmashree Late Shri H. Subraya Bhat.
Swami Aparajitananda is the present Swamiji of the Mangaluru Mission Centre.
Devi Group and Study Group classes are conducted at the Mission Centre. Several Balvihar classes are run around Mangaluru City. Balvihar meet and Annual Balvihar summer classes are conducted in the months of February and April respectively. Regular yajnas are conducted in different areas around the city. Pujya Swami Brahmananda Ji and other Acharyas visit the coastal cities of both Mangalore and Udupi regularly for conducting Yajnas. Resident Swamijis visit various educational and banking institutions giving talks on spirituality and management
Sadhana day is conducted either at the Ashram or a temple close to the city. Every year Residential Sadhana Camp is also being conducted since 6 years. Around 50 people have been coming from different places of India and a 7 – day long camp is being organised every year.
Every month, Moola Nakshatra Vishesha Puja is conducted on Moola Nakshatra day.
Pujya Gurudev’s Birth Centenary was celebrated in Mangalore in a grand manner during Jyoti Yatra in 2015.