You are about to experience an incredible journey - one that would give a sense of peacefulness, calm and tranquility along with therapeutic benefits for the soul in you.
Away from the hustle of Adi Sankaracharya Marg in Powai, is the path that leads to Sandeepany Sadhanalaya, the worldwide headquarters of Chinmaya Mission. It's an oasis of serenity amidst the bustling city.
In the premises, is the beautiful hilltop temple of Jagadeeshwara which is thronged by millions of visitors and devotees from all over the world especially during Mahashivarathri.
A few metres from the main entrance of the Mission, on your right, a board reads " The first of its kind Outdoor Vedantic Vision Park reflecting the knowledge of Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads, and Hindu culture through the life and work of H.H.Swami Chinmayananda."
It looks like a fenced garden from outside but you are about to enter a life transforming journey through the door that has CHINMAYA PRADEEP written in decorative fonts.
And what do you see?
Directly opposite the entrance is a hyperrealistic silicon statue of H.H.Swami Chinmayananda that would leave you mesmerised. You rush to offer your pranams and then slowly start absorbing the environment around you.
The gurgling sound of flowing water, an occasional bird song, the rustle of leaves, the melodious music in the background all soothe your senses.
Get ready to explore more.
You are standing in the midst of a historical project, the first of its kind.
This thematic outdoor park in over 20000 sq.ft of space in the vicinity of Swami Chinmayananda's kutia is an interactive account of Swami Chinmayananda's work and vision.
His work has benefited, inspired and transformed many lives, across all age groups and walks of life.
All these aspects are brought through the innovative multilayered depiction combined with technology of a mobile guided audio-app which gives extensive details as you walk through the exhibits, which are made of materials and mediums that are aesthetically appealing and weatherproof.
Any more surprises?
Yes..almost every step is a revelation of something new and breathtaking.
* The flowing glass river symbolising the Ganga and Saraswati,
* 4 temples for 4 mahavakyas from the Upanishads depicted with mind blowing installations and meditative exercises,
* The rich Hinduism tree,
* A beautiful lotus pond symbolising detachment,
* The 3 D BMI installation with a meditation room below,
* Installations based on the logo of Sandeepany,
* An earth shelter which has a 270 degree panoramic view of a day in Swamiji's life.
* A boardwalk through 4 gates symbolically depicting the Sthitaprajna portion of the Gita and much more.
The visuals captured in your hearts, the beauty unfolding from the entire experience leaves you spellbound as you finally visit the Kutia of Swamiji where you can meditate and reflect.
Chinmaya Pradeep introduces us to the real roots of our culture.The textpanels carved in stone, steel, ceramic plaques, metal and wood speak volumes about the inspiring work of Swami Chinmayananda and Chinmaya Mission.
Here's what Smt. Prarathana Saran (President, Chinmaya Mission-Delhi) has to share about Chinmaya Pradeep.
Executed by Delhi based Design Habit, Chinmaya Pradeep is a heartfelt tribute to Swami Chinmayananda in his birth centenary year 2016.
Chinmaya Pradeep was inaugurated by Swami Tejomayananda and Swami Brahmananda on 12th June 2016. It is based on Kritajnataa stotram composed by Swami Tejomayananda.
The images, the colours, the greenery, the aura... it's all awe inspiring. You are transformed into a totally new world where you would feel more peaceful, less worried, more focused, appreciative and attentive.
Allow plenty of time to stroll through the exhibits and relax in the tranquility.
Come as you are, and leave endowed with divine wisdom.
We have feedback from Smt. Elina Meswani about the Vision Park.
Chinmaya Mission has been actively serving the spiritual needs of the society through innovative means of knowledge propagation of Vedanta, the science of self
and now it has made Powai, the prestigious address of India's first permanent outdoor experiential multi-media and multi medium vision park on the theme of Vedanta and Swami Chinmayananda.
Please check out the Chinmaya Pradeep promo video and more updates on the Chinmaya Mission Mumbai channel on YouTube.
8.30 am to 12.30 pm (last entry at 12 noon)
4 pm to 8 pm ( last entry at 7.30 pm)
Central Chinmaya Mission Trust
Sakivihar Road, Next to Renaissance Hotel,
Powai, Mumbai - 400 072.
No. : 8108043204