About SPFU

About Shree Pashupatinath Foundation, USA (SPFU)

Shree Pashupatinath Foundation, USA aims to provide a common place for all Nepali Hindus, Buddhists and other nationalities of these faiths to congregate culturally, spiritually and religiously, to pray in accordance with their faith, to promote and preserve Nepali cultural heritage, to strengthen social and religious harmony and to practice and promote Nepali cultural values. The immediate goal of SPF is to build and maintain Hindu/Buddhist Cultural and Spiritual Center (a joint project of Pashupati Temple, Buddha Stupa, and Community Hall), around Los Angeles area.

Brief History:

Greater Los Angeles and surrounding area has a long history of Nepalese living here, may be over 3 decades. The population of Nepalese has increased in fast pace in this area for 5 years or more. As population grows, it is obvious to have a common place for Nepalese to get together and celebrate our cultural programs as they are many. In the past, many organizations have been formed to help Nepalese community in Southern California. These organizations also initiated a plan to have a common place for Nepalese Community but the idea didn’t manifest until last year. There had been many discussions, ideas sharing, planning about establishing a common meeting place for all Nepalese in Greater Los Angeles area. After many discussions, a public meeting was held on December 12, 2009 and the following Board of Director was formed, under the leadership of Mr. Bhakta Thapa.

Executive Members

Chairman : Bhakta Thapa
Vice-Chairman : Gokul Poudyal
Vice-Chairman : Shiva Kumar Adhikar
Vice-Chairman : Basudev Ghimire
General Secretary: Prem Guragain
Secretary : Rajendra Siwakoti
Treasurer : Punnakhar “Rishi” Dhakal
Joint Treasurer : Madan Prasad Pathak

Members:
Akaraj Pandey
Basudev Ghimire
Dinendra Bhattarai
Bed Dawadi
Amita Poudyal
Bisoraj Oopadhyaya
Arjun Tripathi
Bakhan Thapa
Ganesh Bogati
Prakash Chandra Ghimire
Uma Karki Thapa
Mukunda Dhungana
Anil Pradhan
Dil Bahadur Shrestha
Madan Prasad Pathak
Rajendra Siwakoti

As we moved forward, we registered a corporation on February 26, 2010 in the State of California and got tax exempt status on May 04, 2010. In the mean time we created Executive Committee with the following officers:

Chairman : Bhakta Thapa
Vice-Chairman : Gokul Poudyal
Vice-Chairman : Shiva Kumar Adhikar
Vice-Chairman : Basudev Ghimire
General Secretary: Prem Guragain
Secretary : Rajendra Siwakoti
Treasurer : Punnakhar “Rishi” Dhakal
Joint Treasurer : Madan Prasad Pathak

Members:

Dinendra Bhattarai,
Mukunda Dhungana,
Arjun Tripathi

Now, we are in the process of creating many sub-committees to take care of various responsibilities.