Bhindeshi FAQ

  • What is a Bhindeshi family?
    As per Bhindeshi membership, a family is defined as husband, wife and 2 kids/youths. Kids means anyone whose age is less than 12 years. Youth means anyone between 12 to 18 years.
  • Can I bring friends, other family members under my Bhindeshi membership?
    Only Bhindeshi member’s family (husband, wife and kids) can get free admission. If you want to bring friends please buy our non-member entry ticket.
  • Which ticket should I buy for my kids if I am not a member?
    Please buy the Kids (5 – 18yr) entry ticket. Above 18 yrs please buy the adult entry.
  • I am a Bhindeshi member and planning to bring my parents which entry ticket I should purchase?
    Please buy the Adult entry ticket as available 
  • Where can I send email for Bhindeshi app, website login, registration, membership related issues?
    Please feel free to send out an email to

For Sarod Utsav 2021:

  • Who needs Covid test to attend Bhindeshi Sharadotsav?
    A) Anyone who is attending Sharodatsav between 9 am – 1 pm.
    B) Attending Sharodatsav during one of the afternoon slots where Covid test is needed for unvaccinated attendees above 2+.
  • We don’t want to get Covid testing done, how can we enjoy Sharodatsav?
    Bhindeshi Sharodatsav 2021 is being organized in a hybrid mode. Enjoy live streaming of Sharodatsav festivities from comforts of your home and plan to attend the event in-person during one of the slots (we have slot options for both where Covid testing is required and where it is not).
  • What kind of Covid test is recommended?
    You can take any covid testing including 1 hr Rapid Antigen Test, Rapid Diagnostic Test or PCR. We require proof of the result from an authorized testing center during the registration.
  • Some recommended testing locations 
    Most of these testing centers provide free covid testing or are fully covered through insurance. Please book your appointment no earlier than 6th October and make sure report available before coming to the venue.

    Provider Link Address Advanced Scheduling After hours Available (after 4 PM)

    Snohomish Health District

    Link 16327 Ash Way, Lynnwood, WA, 98087 Can be scheduled 1 week advance No
    Snohomish Health District Link 3715 Oakes Ave Everett, WA 98201 Can be scheduled 1 week advance No

    King County

    Link 2645 145th Ave SE, Bellevue, WA, 98007 Can be scheduled 1 week advance No
    Indigo Link 800 164th St SE, Ste P Mill Creek, WA 98012 Can be scheduled 1 day advance Yes
    Indigo Link 23131 Bothell Everett Hwy, Suite B Bothell, WA 98021 Can be scheduled 1 day advance Yes
    Indigo Link 20120 Ballinger Way NE Shoreline, WA 98155 Can be scheduled 1 day advance Yes
    Indigo Link 12423 Totem Lake Blvd NE Kirkland, WA 98034 Can be scheduled 1 day advance Yes
    Indigo Link 15600 NE 8th St, Suite A-4 Bellevue, WA 98008 Can be scheduled 1 day advance Yes
    Indigo Link 6140 E Lake Sammamish Pkwy SE, Suite F Issaquah, WA 98029 Can be scheduled 1 day advance Yes
    GS Labs Link

    3815 196TH STREET SW #135, LYNNWOOD, WA 98036

    Can be scheduled 1 week advance Yes
    GS Labs Link 520 112TH AVE. NE, SUITE 160, BELLEVUE, WA 98004 Can be scheduled 1 week advance Yes
    Rite AID Link Multiple locations Can be scheduled 1 week advance Yes
  • Entry requirements for each slot
    Slot Timings Entry Requirements
    8:00 AM – 1:00 PM COVID Test (for 3+ yrs)
    2:00 PM – 2:50 PM Vaccinated or COVID test (for 3+ yrs ) 
    4:00 PM – 4:50 PM Vaccinated (for 12+ yrs)
    6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Vaccinated (for 12+ yrs)
  • Do all volunteers need Covid negative test?
    Volunteers have to comply with the safety requirement of the corresponding slot.
  • Can we sign up for Bhog donation?
    Yes, sign up sheets are coming soon. There will be touchless donation option for all those who are interested.
  • Is the event only for members? Do I have to take membership for Durga Puja registration?
    Membership is not mandatory for Sharod Utsav, non-members can attend as well. Non-members have to pay for the entry ticket.
  • What if we are early or late for our scheduled reserved slot.
    Bhindeshi understands the sentiment associated with Sharodatsav in every heart that misses the festivities away from home at this time of the year. Bhindeshi is committed to make Sharodatsav enjoyable for everyone in a safe way. If you are early/late for your appointment we will try to accommodate you but during certain hours we will be operating at limited capacity. Hence, you might be requested by our volunteers to wait outside the venue until we reach capacity deemed safe for attendees. During your wait time you can enjoy live streaming of Bhindeshi Sharodatsav from your personal devices.
  • Is this the final schedule and plan?
    We are planning the event as best as we can based on the information that we have right now. We feel that the overall structure that we have works well to accommodate as many of our community members as possible, while keeping the safety of all in mind. However, some details (e.g., exact times of the slots) may vary a little, depending upon the interest and feedback we receive.
  • Do I need to entry ticket to enter even if I buy the food coupons?
    Yes, Entry tickets are required to enter the Pujo venue. If you are willing to purchase food, please go ahead and purchase the food coupons also.
  • Where can I find more information about COVID testing?
    Please refer to this helpful video from Snohomish Health District :