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7. Chinmaya Maauli Ashram

In a world that’s growing increasingly materialistic and the pursuit of material gain becoming the focus of our lives, we seem to have stifled the spirituality and divinity inherently present in all of us.  Somewhere along the way, we have lost touch with our inner self, leading to a dichotomy between the emotions in the mind and the thoughts in the intellect.  Hence, stress, unrest, unhappiness, loss of peace . . . have become part and parcel of life.

Swami Chinmayananda, one of the spiritual giants of the modern world, was a sage, philosopher, thinker, teacher, and writer, all rolled into one.  He propounded Vedanta, not just as a religious text, but as "The Science of Living”.  Fondly called Gurudev by his followers, His teachings, although based on ancient texts, were made relevant to the modern world and served as an inspiration to take on the challenges of everyday life.  He initiated the Chinmaya Movement with the mission to spread the message of spiritual awakening and selfless service.

V ision

“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 society”.

C      hinmaya Maauli – Projecting Vedanta

In keeping with the Vision to propagate Swami Chinmayananda’s philosophy, Chinmaya Mission Pune plans to establish Chinmaya Maauli.

“Maauli” is a traditional Marathi term for an affectionate mother.

Chinmaya Maauli is envisaged as a:

·        Mission center dedicated to the study and spread of the sublime knowledge of Vedanta.

·        Centre for re-invigorating Indian culture.

·       Memorial for marking the birthplace of the Chinmaya Movement.

A       pt Location

Pune is the city where Swami Chinmayananda started His First Yagna on 31st December 1951 and is hence considered the Birthplace of the Chinmaya Movement.

Chinmaya Maauli is coming up at Lohegaon, 4 kms. from the Pune Airport, over an area of 2 acres. Construction work has already begun.


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F eatures

Chinmaya Maauli is visualized as a temple for learning the teachings of Swami Chinmayananda, where our children and we can realize the true potential within each one of us, through a process of self-unfoldment.


The completed project would encompass Shrines dedicated to Lord Vithal Rukmini and to Swami Chinmayananda; a Multi-purpose Hall to seat 200 people;  a Residential Complex comprising dormitories and rooms for up to 100 people as well as Kutiyas for resident and guest acharyas, served by a common kitchen and dining hall, and a Campsite with permanent infrastructure to conduct educative and entertainment programmes for the young and old.

A ctivities

When completed, Chinmaya Maauli will have a full calendar of events and programmes, open to everybody from all walks of life.  Tentatively, the activities would include:


1.      Week-long spiritual camps for the study of the Bhagavad Geeta and Upanishads.

2.      Special spiritual camps for preliminary Vedanta text studies.

3.      Holiday/spiritual camps for the youth.

4.      Stress and time management workshops for professionals.

5.      Value education camps/workshops for children and teachers.

6.      Life management camps/workshops for senior citizens.

7.      Talks and lectures by eminent acharyas.

Project  Cost

The total estimated cost of the project is Rs. 6.8 crores.

Project Administration

Chimaya Mission Pune, which is part of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide, will administer the entire project.

W here You Come In

The cost of the project will be met by donations from socially aware and concerned citizens, such as yourself.  It is a great opportunity for you to contribute to a laudable venture that would serve not only our spiritual needs but also that of the next generation.

Please find it in your heart to be generous to this worthy cause.  And remember, you’ll be blessed by the people whose lives you would have helped transform through Chinmaya Maauli.


Please Note:  All donations should be made in favor of

“Chinmaya Mission Pune” and sent to:


Chinmaya Mission Pune

Chinmaya Maauli Ashram, Chinmaya Nagar,

Survey Number 16, Wadgaon Shinde Road, Lohagaon, Pune - 411047

Land Marks: Behind Airport, Before MMIT College, Opposite Janardan Nagar.

Ph: +91 - 99755 96394        +91 - 98811 92859

Email: cmpune@gmail.com

Website: www.chinmayamission.com/pune

For online direct bank transfer
A/c Name:                 Chinmaya Mission Pune
Bank                         Canara Bank
A/c No.:                      0263101018796
Branch:                      Koregaon Park, Pune 411001.   
NEFT/IFSC Code:     CNRB0000263
( For issuing proper receipt of your donation, please convey all your details after money transfer )
All Donations are exempt from tax under section 80G of the income tax act.
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