The Charlotte Marathi Mandal adds to the vibrancy of Charlotte with various events including the Ganapati Festival which are designed to keep the cultural values and traditions alive. The community is encouraged to participate, socialize and have fun.
Ganesh Festival - September 5-10, 2016
Recently Charlotte Marathi Mandal celebrated Ganesh Festival at the Hindu Center of Charlotte. Ganesh Festival is very close to heart of Marathi Community. Pandurang and Manisha Naik said that, during this time, community came together like a family and worked very hard to make it memorable. During five days celebration, we prepared Mahaprasad Dinner for almost 8K people.
"People did enjoy the local talent show of 'Geet Mela Group' and 'Ashiwni Kathak Dance Academy's' program. We are really happy to see the more and more participants of local talent," said Samir Pawar.
"Marathi movie actress and well known singer Ketaki Mategaonkar and her team Suvarna Mategaonkar, Parag Mategaonkar, and Vishal Gandratwar presented their artistry which sowed a new pride in the name of Charlotte Marathi Mandal," Aparna Padhye quoted.
"During Ganesh Festivals, 'Ganesh Cricket-Cup league' was organized. About 16 teams had participated. It was great to see such a large participation," says Dajiba Patil and Vinod Haval.
To make Visarjana of Lord Ganesh a memorable event, "Shivasya Dhol Tasha and Lezim team" had worked so hard in last 2 months. They said that the team consisted of about 50 plus performers were present in the squad. We are showing Maharastraian Calture here says Pramod Hole, Pratap Patil and Dajiba Patil.
"This event really brings all community together and we are excited to bring more and more events like this to community," said Abhijit Shende, Sandeep Padhye and Anand Chakrapani.
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