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!

  Picnic at Lone Elk Park
  August 19 @04:30pm

  Ganesh-Utsav at MGC
  September 23 @10:00am

  Diwali at MGC
  November 18 @3:00pm


  : Feburary 10, 2024

  Holi celebrations
  : March 23, 2024

  Gudi Padwa
Hindu Community Center : April 13, 2024


Executive Committee 2023-2024

President : Nivedita Mohite

Vice-President: Ganesh Kulkarni

Secretary : Dipali Chandge

Treasurer : Shivali Bonde

Cultural committee : Ashish Pansare

Cultural committee : Mahesh Kinikar

Food committee: Mayuri Nagure

Food committee: Sachin Ingle

BMM Rep. : Gauri Chapalgaonkar

Marathi Shala Coordinators : Mayuri Naik

Executive Committee 2022-2023

President : Mayuri Naik

Vice-President: Nivedita Mohite

Secretary : Ganesh Kulkarni

Treasurer : Shivali Bonde

Cultural committee : Dipali Chandge

Cultural committee : Gauri Chapalgaonkar

Food committee: Aparna Gijare

Food committee: Nandita Marathe

Food committee: Mayuri Nagure

BMM Rep. : Swati Bute

Marathi Shala Coordinators : Mayuri Naik

Executive Committee 2021-2022

President : Swati Bute

Vice-President: Mayuri Naik

Secretary : Ameya Pethe

Treasurer : Vaishali Bhagwat

Cultural Head : Anup Patil

BMM Rep. : Mayuri Naik

Marathi Shala Coordinator : Mayuri Naik

Our Charity Work

    Kerala Flood Relief:

    In association with St. Louis Malayali Sangha & Indian Association, St. louis Marathi Mandal people helped in making contributions towards this natural calamity in Kerala-India. Many of marathi people attended the fundraising event and also made donations to "Kerala Flood Relief Fund - St. Louis Marathi Mandal". All funds raised by this fund raiser was sent to Kerala Chief Minister's disaster relief fund and/or other reputable charitable organizations conducting flood relief activities."

    St. Louis Marathi Mandal is committed to serving the society and spreading more smiles across the journey.

    Every year we organize Food Drive and Coat Drive for those less fortunate. We also organize School Supply Drive and Blood Drive.


                                          Note: In spite of 20% inflation, STLMM 2023-24 membership rates are without any price increase.
                                                      STLMM membership fee is non-refundable.




  • Good for all family members
  • 6 events



  • Good for single member
  • 6 events



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



  • Good for single family
  • 4 events



  • Good for single member
  • 4 events



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

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

          Payment Option 1: Zelle/Venmo ID: Stlmmteam@gmail.com
          Payment Option 2: Check payable to 'St Louis Marathi Mandal'.

           Fill in the Membership Form

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. Mayuri Malhar Naik 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 Saturday or 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 contacting Mrs. Mayuri Naik Email to: saintlouismarathishala@gmail.com, +1-314-585-8080


Online or In Person Classes


$75 per year

As per BMM directive Mandal Membership will be required to enroll in Shala

Membership/Shala Registration Form

Fill the registration form for 2023~24 Membership and Shala enrollment. Former members also have to fill this application.

    Registration Form

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