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Ganesh Festival

Once again it is time for us to get together as friends and families and welcome Lord Ganesh. Let's kick off St. Louis Marathi Mandal’s New Year by offering our prayers to Lord Ganesh.

This year, Ganeshotsav will be held on Sunday, September 3rd, 2017. Please join us with your family and friends and help make this event a big success

Ganesh Festival
Venue – Mahatma Gandhi Center (directions)
Date – Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
Time – 10.30am to 3:00pm
Fee - Free for members, $15 for non-members (Free for kids under 12 years of age )
Membership for 2017-2018 is renewed at the Ganeshotsav program.

RSVP is necessary for this program. Please RSVP no later than August 31st, in order to help us plan this program as effectively as possible.

Quick Links
Click here for RSVP
Click here for Potluck Registration
Click here for Cultural Program Registration

As a long tradition, we always offer “Home-made Prasad” to Lord Ganesh; as such, the lunch provided after our Pooja is volunteered by generous people like you. When RSVPing below, please select a pot luck item to bring as your contribution to the Auspicious Prasad. Of course, this is voluntary, but much appreciated!

Cultural Program:
This Ganesh-utsav event also provides a platform for our local Maharashtrian community to showcase their talent. This year we propose two categories of participation both of which will take place on the upper level of Gandhi Center:
  • Dance/skit/kathakathan- Time limit of 5 minutes per entry
    For all participation in cultural activities, please register using the link below.
We will be taking entries for the cultural program for children (4 years of age or older) and adults. Children who are between 4-8 years must perform in a pair or group. If there is a big response, we will give preference to group entries. Adult/child pairs will be permitted to perform will be scheduled later in the program (not necessarily with other child entries). We will limit participants to one entry to be able to accommodate as many different participants as possible.

For any related queries, please contact Nisha Bhide ( or Shreya Kulkarni ( All entries have to be received no later than August 25th, 2017. Please note that our Cultural Committee reserves the right to evaluate and accept all potential entries.

Program Time
Registration & Beverages 10.30am
Pooja 11.30am
Potluck Lunch 12.30pm
Cultural Program 1.30pm to 3.00pm
Click here to download Ganapati Aarati's. (Translations by Dr. Suneeta Vaze, Compiled by Hemangi Joshi-Deodhar)
*Paper copies of Ganpati Aartis in English and Marathi will be available at the venue for your convenience.

Welcome to St Louis Marathi Mandal - STLMM !
The St. Louis Marathi Mandal is a member supported non-profit organization serving the Greater St. Louis area. Our mission is to enhance the cultural, social and ethical bonding among the people interested in knowing, preserving and celebrating the cultural heritage of Maharashtra, a western state of India, and to foster the spirit of service to the community at large.

Our activities include:
  • Cultural Events
    We organize annual Maharashtrian Festivals like Gudi Padwa, Ganeshotsav, Diwali. These festivals give the community a chance to renew the cultural ties and encourage children to learn about the culture.
  • Theatre Events
    Maharashtra's modern theatre dates back well over 100 years. Keeping the theatrical tradition alive, we strive to organize events either through local talent or visiting theatrical groups 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
    Annual Summer picnics are fun filled events for the whole family. We organize picnics or other such group events, which boasts a mix of culture and fun!!

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