About Us

About Us

Chinmaya Upahar is an online Indian Cultural Shop. It is a platform for designing, developing and distributing unique souvenirs based on the teachings and values of Chinmaya Mission. It is managed by Chinmaya Ashish Trust.

The vision of Chinmaya Upahar is not just to buy another gift for you or your loved ones, but to buy a gift with a difference - how?

1. Swami Chinmayananda’s presence is there to inspire

2. The Chinmaya Mission, its values and spiritual culture forms a part of your life

3. The gifts are not just valuables but have values

4. Contribute to the growth of various educational, cultural and social activities of Chinmaya Mission

5. Support Chinmaya Orgnaisation for Rural Development (CORD), the social upliftment wing of Chinmaya Mission


So help us spread His blessings - “Bringing Blessings with Gifts”



About Swami Chinmayananda


Swami Chinmayananda was one of the greatest Vedantic masters of the 20th century. For more than 40 years he traveled the world, unraveling the ancient Vedic teachings in a clear, logical and scientific style, spiced up with his scintillating oratory and rib-tickling humor. His Life it self is a teaching and an inspiration...

Originally named Balakrishnan, was born into an orthodox Hindu family in Ernakulam, Kerala, on 8 May, 1916. 

He was brilliant in his studies and earned an MA from Lucknow University.

He became a journalist and was a dedicated activist during India's freedom struggle. 

Swami Sivananda initiated him into the sanyasa order and gave him the name Swami Chinmayananda on 25th February, 1949.

Swami Sivananda sent him to pursue further studies of scriptures under Swami Tapovanamji Maharaj, in Uttarakashi. 

Burning with the urge to share this wonderful wisdom, Swami Chinmayananda started the Chinmaya Mission. 

He moved from corner to corner of India teaching the Bhagavad Gita, Upanishads and other scriptures.

He earned great reputation as an extraordinary orator and a masterly exponent of India’s culture, its literary heritage and scriptural lore.

Swami Chinmayananda also traveled and taught extensively abroad.

Today he is one of the world-figures who have hoisted the flag of India’s spiritual heritage not only in this country but also in the other countries of the world.