Obituary: Girdharlal Lalji Pocha (Parmar)

Dear Community Members,

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Mr. Girdharlal Lalji Pocha (Parmar) this morning at the age of 91 in Cupertino, California. Our condolences to his son, Bipin Parmar and his family.

The following are details for the funeral of the late Mr. Girdharlal Lalji Pocha (Parmar):

Time: Saturday, March 19th, 10 am to noon
Venue: Alameda Family Funeral & Cremations
Address: 12341 Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road, Saratoga CA 95070

Cremation –
Time: Saturday, March 19th, 2 pm
Venue: Irvington Memorial Crematory,
Address: 41001 Chapel Way, Fremont CA 94538


Dharmesh Bhukhan
Asst. Secretary

Obituary: Urmila Ben Mohan Lal Khatri

Dear Community Members,

It is with much sadness to inform you of the passing of Urmila Ben Mohan Lal Khatri who passed away on September 28th at 2.30pm at Poona, India. She was 84 years old. She was the mother of Mahesh Mohan Lal Khatri of Oakland, California. Local Contact No. 510-903-1196

The family would like to thank everyone for your support at this difficult time.

D Bhukhan
Asst. Secretary

Book Open House, Sun, Oct 4, 2015, 3-6pm: Our Kshatriya Samskara – II. Final Rites

Dear Family and Friends:

We are pleased to extend an invitation to you and your family to attend

What: Open House for our publication

Our Kshatriya Samskara – II. Final Rites

by North American Hindu Association

After the death of a loved one, Hindu families who have settled in foreign lands often have two very simple questions: Which ceremonies do we have to do, and what will happen if we do not do them? Then there is another common as well as a justifiable question: What is the right thing to do?
This book attempts to answer those questions and provide explanations and methods for the rites and rituals.
140 pages – describes – What To Do
– How To Do
– Why We Do These Rites
– Do It Now

Where: At our Home: 847 East Angela St, Pleasanton, CA 94566
Phone: 925-846-3521

When: Sunday, October 4, 2015. 3 pm to 6 pm.
Stay for 5 minutes or all the time. You are most welcome. Refreshments will be served.

For those attending the Open House, we have limited number of signed hard copies of the book.
We will distribute these FREE – one per family.
Any donation to North American Hindu Association will be welcome.

Note: This book is available as a FREE download ebook from North American Hindu Association website ( or click on the book image anywhere.

This mailing is being sent to all our friends and family. Although primarily written for Kshatriyas, the basic rites and their explanations remain the same for all Hindus. For all our non-Hindu friends – you may wish to browse through just to learn how we deal with Death and after. You can stop by just the same to show your support.

Looking forward to seeing you during the Open House.
Please forward this message to your contacts (especially kshatriyas), as this is the only comprehensive book of its kind on final rites.

Bhanu and Bhupendra Hajratwala

Changes to 2015 Mahotsav / Gosh Fulia Night

Dear Community Members,

Due to issues with venue scheduling, we regret that this year’s dance and item portion of the Mahotsav is cancelled. We will, however be continuing the dinner portion with a Ghosh Fulia night on October 11, 2015. We will be recognizing our community’s graduates, so please send in their name(s), school, and degree to We will be sending out evites to all of you within the next day or so. We hope to see you all there.

Thank You,

Hiten Kapadia