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Durga Puja - 2021


From all of us at Pashchimi, we convey our heartiest বিজয়া (Bijoya) greetings and love, to you and your family.

We thank all our well-wishers and friends for joining us in celebrating Durga Puja this year. Despite a raging pandemic and a last minute change of venue, your support for Pashchimi did not abate. We are overwhelmed by your encouragement, empathy, and patience during the Puja. We apologize if we have failed to live up to the standard you hold us to, despite trying our best.
Please send us your feedback and comments at, so that we can make this a better event for you next year.

We are indebted to the management of Oasis, who not only adjusted some of their booked events to provide us with the space we needed, but constantly worked with us to make sure you have the best experience possible. Without their help, this event would not have been successful.

We thank all our premium sponsors, namely
Nirmalya Modak (Loan Depot)
Wah ji Wah (Samraat Curry Hut)
Biryani Bowl
Nucleodyne Systems
Angel Home Remodeling
Style with SushMe
Avantika's Insurance Agency and Avantika's Fashion Studio

We from Pashchimi are regular consumers of their products and services. Some of them have been with us for several years now, and we highly recommend you to also support these businesses.

We thank all our donors who have unflinchingly been our source of support for the past several years. They are our friends and well-wishers like you, who's financial help makes a huge difference in our ability to host events of this dimension.

We thank all our registered members who committed to be with us for the event. We acknowledge that we could not accommodate several more who wanted to register, and hope we can accommodate everyone next year.

Last but not the least, we are lucky to have an awesome set of committed volunteers who made sure you have the best possible service and care during the event. Pashchimi is unique in the Bay Area (and arguably in the USA) in that we are completely a volunteer-based organization. We have tried very hard to not get drawn into commercialized influence or in the complexity of a membership-based organization. We are thrilled to have several new volunteers join us this year. If you want to join our team for future events, please write to us at

As we draw the curtains on this year's Puja, we pray to Maa Durga that 2022 be a little more greener, we become a little more empathetic, be a little less divisive, and create a lot more harmony amongst all of us.

We look forward to having you and everyone else next year!

লক্ষ্মী পূজা (Laxmi Puja)
Please join us in celebrating Laxmi Puja on Oct 19, between 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm at the Saraswati Hall of the Fremont Hindu Temple. The Puja is open to all and there is no entry fee. Those who want to offer Puja, please pay $15 by cash or check when you come.

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