Puja 2018

Saraswati Puja registration is now open. Please register online using the link: https://www.durgabari.us/registration/
    • If you have already registered for Durga Puja only, the system will not allow you to register for Saraswati Puja.
    • Please contact the registration team at registration@durgabari.us for offline processing.
    • Optionally, you can also register on site on Puja day.
  • The registration counter will operate within the following hours on February 9, 2019:
  • Day: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Evening:  7:30 - 9:30 PM
  • No badges will be issued. Please collect your lunch and dinner food coupons within the above hours.
Please take the opportunity to renew your membership, pay maintenance fees or any donations that you would like to make. Any support will be highly appreciated. The registration team will be available to help with paperwork, accessing life time donations status and processing.
Parking at premises open to all on first come first served basis. As communicated earlier, reserved parking for sponsors is no longer applicable.
Please write to registration@durgabari.us or contact Subhas Das @832-677-0860 or Anirban Banerjee @714-336-3313
Auditorium Access
  • Wrist bands will be needed, along with badges, on Friday for all adults.
  • Badge access on Saturday.
Drama - Aja Kahini Fantastic production for Kali Puja: Aja Kahini - playwright Sudipta Bhowmik and director Kakali Bhattacharyya You must not miss! See you on Nov 3rd @9:30 PM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XdC4jfXtRK4&feature=youtu.be          

Durga Bari Puja offers excellent opportunity for publicity with attendees from all over. For Advertising and Sponsorship, please contact Piyali Chatterjee at 281-687-8167 or Sujay Kahali at 404-784-9205. For Commercial Vendor Stalls, please Contact Piyali Chatterjee at 281-687-8167.

Advertise your business, sell your merchandise at the world famous Durga Bari Puja – Leave a mark!

KALI Puja Parking 2018

  • Few spots for Grand/Platinum sponsors  (in KB Parking) and Gold  sponsors (Jain Temple) are available
  • Parking assignments communicated Durga Puja will continue to apply. Please use your respective parking slots.
  • The parking decals will become invalid after Kali Puja.  Saraswati Puja parking will have open access to all.
  • Subject to weather conditions, parking at Green Fields can be purchased at $100 by Benefactors and Silver Sponsors
FREE West Oaks mall parking near Tutti Fruti and shuttle us service will be there Nov 2-3 evenings from 6 pm - midnight.   Parking restriction both evenings 6pm - midnight. Please review the information and share with your friends.  
  • NOTE: City parking lot will be closed at 8:30 pm. If you park there, you must remove your car before that. Durgabari is NOT responsible for getting the car after hours. We strongly suggest to avail of free West Oaks parking and shuttle.

West Oaks Mall Parking information

Parking during Puja has become an issue for all of us here in HDBS. We listened to your concerns and feedback through town hall meeting and one-to-one conversation. Accordingly, we tried our best to accommodate as much parking as possible.

Additional Parking Information:

1. Offsite Parking at West Oaks Mall

  • Like every year, the parking lot behind the West Oaks Mall will be our offsite parking spot during 2018 Durga pujo and Kali pujo at no charge. There will be free shuttle service from the offsite parking area to the temple from 9 am in the morning till 1:00 am in the night, or longer if necessary. We will try to keep the Schiller Road traffic smooth for quicker turn-around of the buses.
  • During peak hours, there will be separate line for the registered patrons and they will have preference over unregistered pujo attendees.
  • A few chairs will be kept there for elderly people to rest and some water bottles too for waiting patrons during peak afternoon time.

3. Vehicles without a parking sticker will not be allowed on the Schiller Road during the pujo. HDBS Puja Committee earnestly requests your cooperation in this regard. Certain parking stickers may not be allowed on a particular day (like playground parking due to bad weather) which will be announced by the HDBS Pujo Committee. In that case vehicles with those stickers will also be stopped.

4. No drop-off at Durgabari is allowed during the pujo.

5. There will be only limited number of Disability parking to be made available on first come first serve basis.

6. Donations by the sponsors are not refundable.

7. Only key volunteers will be issued parking passes to park on the designated green (grass) patch in Durgabari based on their involvement and requirement. Their names will be displayed on a list during the pujo.

Location of West Oaks Mall Parking


1000 WEST OAKS MALL HOUSTON, TX 77082 [ Parking Lot near Edwards Theatre ]

Directions to West Oaks Mall Parking

Arriving on I-10 from Katy and Houston

1. Take Highway 6 Exit from I-10.

  • If coming from San Antonio/Katy, make a right on Highway 6 towards South
  • If coming from Houston, make a left on Highway 6 towards South.

2. Drive South on Highway 6 for 3 Miles towards Richmond Ave/Westheimer Ave.

3. Go past Westheimer Avenue.

4. Make a right on Richmond Avenue at the light to go West.

5. Drive for 0.5 miles on Richmond Avenue with the Mall to your right.

6. Make a right into the Mall Parking at Green Crest Dr. The Durga Puja parking area is opposite to Edwards Cinema. Bus stop is at the White Tent.

Arriving from South [ US 59/Sugarland Area ]

1. Take Highway 6 Exit from US 59.

  • If coming from Downtown, make a right on Highway 6 towards North
  • If coming from First Colony/Telfair, make a left on Highway 6 towards North.

2. Drive North on Highway 6 for 11 Miles towards Richmond Ave/Westheimer Ave.

3. Make a left on Richmond Avenue at the light to go West.

4. Drive for 0.5 miles on Richmond Avenue with the Mall to your right.

5. Make a right into the Mall Parking at Green Crest Dr . The Durga Puja parking area is opposite to Edwards Cinema.

6. Bus stop is at the White Tent.