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About Us

Vision: A Distinct Identity

Thank you for visiting our website! The St. Louis Marathi Mandal (STLMM) is a member supported not for profit organization that has been serving the greater St. Louis area over 20 years.

Mission: A Distinct Mission

The mission and vision of STLMM is to share and celebrate Marathi culture with residents across the St. Louis area. The St. Louis Marathi Mandal is fortunate to be able to achieve its vision through the strong support and cooperation of its members. Through membership dues, donations, and fundraisers, we are able to organize cultural, religious, theater, performing art, and social events throughout the year to foster and support the Marathi community.

St. Louis Marathi Mandal aims to provide a place for members to experience the Marathi language and the true culture of the state of Maharashtra, India. We hope that every member will be committed to advancing the objectives of the St. Louis Marathi Mandal and uphold its by-laws as stated. Please feel to contact us with any questions or if you are interested in getting involved!

What We Do

Our activities include:

* Cultural Events *

- Maharashtrian Festivals including Gudi Padwa, Sankranti, Ganeshotsav, Diwali, among others
- Provides an opportunity to renew the cultural ties and encourage children to learn about Indian festivals

* Theatre Events *

- Maharashtra’s root in the performing arts dates back over 100s of years.
- We aim to provide a platform for the local talent as well as by visiting artists from India

* Art Events *

- We provide platform to the local talent in Fine Arts or Performing Arts by organizing presentations in performing arts.
- We also arrange programs by visiting artists from India.

* Games + Fun + Family = Picnic *

- Maharashtra day, picnics designed for the whole family, trivia, among others!


  14th Sep 2019 10:15am

This is that time of year where we celebrate the Lord Ganesha birthday. We are inviting all friends from far and near to come and join the celebration.

  Summer Picnic
  2020-Date to be announced!

A sunny weather or a pleasant weekend, it is the perfect excuse to pack up a basket of Summer picnic food and enjoy the great outdoors.

  16th November 2019

On this auspicious and sparkling festival of lights, may the glow of lamp illuminate your life and brings you joy, Prosperity and happiness. Happy Diwali!

  2020-Date to be announced

Shrikhand chi poori, raisham chi gudi, nimba cha paan, navin warsha jau chhaan, amchaya sarvanchaya tarfai, Hardik Shubhecha!

  Maharashtra Day

Marathi bhasha, marathi mann, abhimaan maharashtra cha, swabhimaan marathicha !

  Surprise Events!

Hindustani Classical Music Concert by Rahul Deshpande on 28th Sep.2019 at Missouri History Museum

  Movie Time

Marathi cinema which you will love to watch on big screen!

Election Results 2019

~Official announcement from Board of Trustees~

Dear STLMM Members,

Thank you all mandal members for your participation in the election process. Special thanks to the observers Amol Bhagwat and Rahul Deshpande for their participation and co-operation through the election process.

Here are the results of election:

Out of 139 eligible ballots we received 82 ballots, 1 didn't meet the requirements as outlined in the voting instructions. The following are the top 7 elected candidates in alphabetical order by their last names. Congratulation to the winners!

• Arte Manasi

• Bhide Nisha

• Bute Swati

• Kulkarni Arti

• Munje Vrushali

• Naik Mayuri

• Surve Priya

At the discretion of the elected Executive Committee, there may be additional volunteer members to help the executive committee.

The BOT advises elected Executive Committee to determine the office bearers such as President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and other committees as necessary. And inform the BOT and Mandal members quickly, as well as post it on the Mandal Website and STLMM Facebook page. The new Executive Committee will take charge immediately and work towards the success of the very first event of this year 'Ganesh Utsav' and mandal membership enrollment. The BOT offers full co-operation in this process.

Members of BOT will be available at Gandhi center during Ganesh Utsav to meet with General Body Members and anyone interested at the end of the event.

Best Regards,

Ravi Shitut, Usha Sathe, Richa Pandharikar


~Office Bearer(Elected Executive Committee with their positions) 2019-2020

Co-Presidents : Priya Surve & Nisha Bhide

Vice-President: Arti Atre-Kulkarni

Secretary : Manasi Arte

Treasurer : Swati Bute

BMM Rep. : Mayuri Naik

Food Head : Vrushali Munje

Our Executive Committee 2019-2020

  • Co-President: Priya

  • Co-President: Nisha

  • Vice-President : Arti

  • Treasurer : Swati Bute

  • Secretary : Manasi

  • BMM Rep.: Mayuri

  • Food Head: Vrushali

Our Charity Work

Co-Presidents : Priya Surve & Nisha Bhide

Vice-President : Bhushan Kini

Treasurer : Swati Bute

Cultural Committee: Arti Atre Kulkarni, Supriya Dixit, Shreya Kulkarni & Vedvati Jatkar

Food Committee : Mayuri Naik, Manasai Arte & Vrushali Munje

Youth Committee Head : Sai Tokekar

Marketing Committee : Pravin & Manisha Pachbhai

Board Members

Dr. Ravi Shitut ~ Smt. Usha Sathe ~ Richa Pandharikar






  • Good for all family members
  • 6 free events



  • Good for single member
  • 6 free events



  • Good for single student
  • 6 free events
  • Student Id required*



  • Good for single family
  • 4 free events



  • Good for single member
  • 4 free events



  • Good for single student
  • 4 free events
  • Student Id required *

                                                                              Events Entry Fees:                 Non-members(Age 3-9 years) = $10                   Non-members(Age 10-years and above) = $15


Marathi Shala

About Marathi Shala

Marathi shala for kids of St. louis was started by 'Bagwe' family almost 5-years back and eventually was taken forward by Mrs. Sunita Sankpal and Mrs. Mayuri. With all the hard-work put up by these great volunteers, we are able to provide a high level of marathi education to our future generations in association with BMM. Kids will not only learn marathi here but will also get a chance to know our renowned and deep rooted marathi cultural by knowing marathi literature(poetry, novels, history, biography, essays).


Classes are held every Sunday for an hour. Kids from the age group of 4-1/2 years are encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity provided by STLMM & BMM. You can register your child in Marathi Shala by ing Mrs. Sunita Sankpal or Mrs. Mayuri (Email to: st.louismarathishala@gmail.com) or STLMM Email id: stlmmteam@gmail.com

Marathi Shala Syllabus overview


Thornhill Branch Library, 12863 Willowyck Dr, St. Louis, MO 63146
Email: st.louismarathishala@gmail.com


Sundays, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • Fees

    $40 per year for members and non-members both.


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    St Louis Marathi Mandal

    • 1194 Glenmeade Dr., Apt G
    • Maryland Heights, MO 63043, USA
    • Phone : +1-201-879-4276 [weekdays: 5pm-9pm, weekends: 10am-8pm]
    • Mail : stlmmteam@gmail.com

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