Devi Groups are exclusively for women. These groups meet for scriptural study, devotional singing and a variety of cultural and social activities.
The first Devi Group, or Chinmaya Study Group exclusively for women, was inaugurated in November 1958, at Chennai, India, with Swami Chinmayananda's blessings: ‘Salutations to Mothers! I need not mention how happy I am that a Devi section of Chinmaya Mission is being inaugurated on this sacred day. Indeed, women have been, and even today are, the real custodians of our country's spiritual culture. The fall of our cultural standard is a true measure of the growing ignorance in the mothers of our society.’
These encouraging words laid the foundation of Chinmaya Mission's Devi Group culture. The activities of the Group were given a boost in January 1960, when several hundred women delegates from twenty-three towns gathered at the Venguhad Palace at Kollengode, Kerala, for a Chinmaya Devi Conference.
The Devi Group format allows members to feel comfortable in the all-women setting where they are able to freely discuss their doubts, fears and problems without fear of disapproval or censure. ‘No question is unimportant!’ Swami Chinmayananda always insisted. Every question is valid and each member is treated as special and an important part of the group. Thus, women study the scriptures, reflect and are able to apply the concepts to their specific tribulations at home.
|Monday||Shenoy Nagar||-||11.30-1.00 PM||Smt.Chitra - +919551761459|
|T.Nagar||-||3.00-4.00 PM||Smt.Usha Sekar - +919445812408|
|Ayanavaram - Sunnyvale Appartment||-||11:00 AM- 12 noon||Smt.Chitra - +919884049353|
|Tuesday||Kilpauk||-||11.30-1.00 PM||Smt.Padmini Sitaraman - +919444484240|
|Wednesday||Chinmaya Heritage centre||-||10.30-11.30 AM||Smt.Viji Nambiar - 28275304|
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|Adyar||-||11.00AM-12 noon||Smt.Jayashree Kannan - +919841816134|
|Arumbakkam||-||11.00AM-12 noon||Smt.Prameela - 2363317|
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