Maharashtra Mandal

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A Maharashtra Mandal is a social group formed to preserve the culture of those born in the Indian state of Maharashtra, and speakers of its language, Marathi, who live outside the state. Such groups exist in India and throughout the world.

India

Established in 1951,[1] the Maharashtra Mandal in Patna is located on Serpentine Road.[2][3]

Africa

North America

The regional Maharashtra Mandals of the United States of America and Canada comprise the Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal (BMM), which is regionally based in New York and Toronto. The BMM's primary responsibility, other than organizing the events and unity of the regional Mandals, is to hold a biannual BMM Convention. The convention site is held at varying locations every year, and typically attracts thousands of Marathi Americans and Canadians. The current BMM president is Niteen Joshi of Chicago.[4]

Other notable local Maharashtra Mandals in North America include New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and Seattle.[5]

Europe

  • Maharashtra Mandal Denmark (MMD) was formed in May 2012 in Copenhagen.[6]
  • Maharashtra Mandal Netherlands (MMNL)[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ Patna decked up for Ganeshotsav today The times of India. Retrieved Sep 19, 2012
  2. ^ Slice of Mumbai in festivity Calcutta Telegraph. Retrieved Sept 10, 2013
  3. ^ Lord Ganesha worshipped with great fervourThe Times of India Retrieved Sep 1, 2011
  4. ^ "Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal of North America". Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal Homepage. BMM. Retrieved 29 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Seattle Maharashtra Mandal". Seattle Maharashtra Mandal Homepage. 
  6. ^ http://www.mmdenmark.com
  7. ^ http://www.maharashtramandal.nl
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