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Maharashtra Mandal Los Angeles Diwali 2017

Maharashtra Mandal Los Angeles celebrated Diwali on October 28/2017. It was a day time event started with registration/ welcome at 11 am followed by a rangoli competition and artwork competition. After delicious lunch, there was awesome  entertainment program. Kids, teenagers and adult participated in various dance, singing, and plays. All performances were amazing, a few to mention: Sayali Pendse's Bhart Natyam dance, a funny skit by Mr. Pravin Datar and team, another funny skit " Shanivar -Ravivar "by Mrs. Deepali Deshpande and team. A very powerful performance by Mayuri Deshpande and team presenting " Jogwa" dance Very well choreographed and gracefully preformed. The highlight of the show was a short play by Mrs Anu Magabal and Mr. Nikhil Deshpande called " Gappa". This was mesmerizing and very well received by audience. Maharashtra mandal's current president Mr. Mangesh Kahdilkar and his team worked very hard to organize this event. 

Enjoy a few pictures of this event: 



Malojiraje Bhitade family Gauri and Ganapati, Ahemadnagar, India

Samrudhhi Porey family Mahalaxmi and Ganapati, Mumbai

Chindhade family Ganapati and Gauri 2017 Malegaon, India

Inamdar family Mahalaxmi pujan 2017 Pune, India

Gaiki family Ganapati 2017 Simi Valley, CA 

Paithankar Family mahalaxmi pujan 2017 Indore, India

Choudhary Family Ganapati 2017 Nagpur, India

Rohotkar Family Ganapati and Gauri 2017 Satara. India

Maharashtra Mandal London Ganapati 2017

Dandekar family hand made Ganapati 2017 Simi Valley CA

Vaishampayan family hand made Ganapati 2017 Simi Valley CA

Sandeep and Supriya Katre family Ganapati 2017 Los Angeles 

Petkar Family Ganapati 2017 Canada 

In spirit of Canada 150. Petkar's presenting serene beauty of Algonquin park. Highlight Cedar Canoe (handcrafted by us).. Ganapati Bappa Moraya!!

Maharashtra Mandal Ujjain Ganapati 2017

मागच्या जवळ जवळ 1 महिन्या पासून तैयारी,पत्रिका वाटप,कार्यक्रम ठरवणे अशे बरेच कार्य करता करता शेवट आज श्री गणराया च्या आगमना चा दिवस आला चारी कड़े हर्षोल्लास आणि आनंदमय वातावरणात दरवर्षी प्रमाणे सकाळी 11 वाजता गुमास्ते वाड़ा देवासगेट पासून श्री पांडुरंग गुमास्ते,समाजा के सचिव श्री Bhushan Naik ,गणेश उत्सव समिति चे अध्यक्ष श्री Vasant Apte ह्यांनी श्री गणराया ची पूजा अर्चा केली त्या नंतर घोड़ाबग्गी मधे श्री गणराया ला ठेऊन मिरवणुकी ला सुरुआत झाली सर्व समाज बंधु एकच रंगा च्या वेशभुषे मधे होते हा दृश्य अगदी बघण्या सारखा होता 1/2तासा ची मिरवणुकी नंतर
श्री गणराया ला "गणपति बप्पा मोर्या,मंगलमूर्ति मोर्या हा जयघोष करत क्षीरसागर स्थित भवनात आणले त्या नंतर श्री Rajendra Mahajan Guruji ह्यांनी गणेशोत्सव समिति चे सचिव श्री Deepak Awasarkar व सौ.शुभदा अवसरकर ह्यांच्या हस्ते श्री गणराया ची स्थापना करवली ह्या नंतर प्रसाद वितरण झाले.आज पासून विधिवत गणेशोत्सव ला सुरुआत झाली.

आज मिरवणुकीत समाजा चे अध्यक्ष श्री Subhash Amritphale,उपाध्यक्ष श्री सुहास बक्षी, सचिव श्री Bhushan Nike, कोषाध्यक्ष श्री Jayant Telang सहसचिव श्री Ajit Kalkar,वनिता मंडळ च्या समन्वयक सौ.Shruti Markhedkar कार्यकारिणी सदस्य श्री Pankaj Chandorkar II,श्री Rahul Vipat,पार्षद आणि सदन च्या उपनेता सौ. Rajshri Rajendra Joshi,श्री आनंद केसकर,श्री Gopal Mahakal,समाजा के वरिष्ठ श्री डॉ. दिवाकर बेर्गे,श्री Vijay Ghatpande,श्री Vijay Telang,श्री Nishikant Pagey,श्री Tushar Bobde shree Ravindra Sathe श्री Ravindra Suleश्री Prabhakar Padhye,श्री Ravindra Ujjainkar,श्री Rajesh Sohoney, श्री Rajendra Joshiश्री Sanjay Devdharश्री Ashvin Bhagwatश्री Gaurav Rajendra Gadkariश्री Nilesh Phadnisश्री Girish Phadnisश्री Himanshu Kulkarniश्री Sachin Tambeश्री Sandeep Vipat ,श्री Milind Joglekar,श्री sushil muley,श्री Ajay Agarkar, श्री Ravindra Muley,श्री pandurang gumaste, श्री Yogesh Deoley,श्री Yogesh Gore,श्री Yogesh Javkhedkar,श्री Pranav Bhave श्री प्रमोद कानड़कर,श्री saurabh garge,श्री सुहास सोनगावकर,श्री Vinit Lokhande,श्री Manoj Karlekar,सौ.Shuchita Chandorkar,सौ.Jyoti Apte,सौ.Radhika Kalkar,सौ.मीनल देशपांडे,सौ.Bhawana Tambe,सौ.Smita Kulkarni ह्यांच्या बरोबर् बरेच शे समाज बंधू आणि भगिनी उपस्थित होते.


अभय आरोंदेकर, उज्जैन 

Enjoy a few pictures:


जगत्कारणं कारणज्ञानरुपं
सुरादिं मुखादिं गुणेशं गणेशम् |
जगद्व्यापिनं विश्ववंद्यं सुरेशं
परब्रह्मरूपं गणेशं भजेम || 
गायिका : वृषाली देशमुख 

Latest creation to welcome Ganapati Bappa 2017

गीत : कै. डॉ. मिरदेव गायकवाड 
संगीत : अरुण सराफ
गायक : चंदना देशपांडे , अरुण सराफ 

Appeal to all who celebrate Ganapati festival

.

Ganapathi is arriving in a few days, everybody and all groups, associations are getting ready to celebrate this grand festival. This festival got its public recognition when Shree Balgangadhar Tilak from Maharashtra took initiative to bring people together especially for freedom movement.

Today this festival is more about competition between groups, too much pressure on a common man to participate monetarily, noise pollution and the worst part is environmental pollution. 

The scenario after visarjan is very disturbing to witness parts of Ganesh statue laying on the ground undissolved as most of them are not made-up of clay.

A couple of years ago, I shared a very good initiative taken by Maharashtra Mandal Ujjain India. They brought a small clay idol of Ganapati, they enjoyed a grand celebration for ten days, and then they did visargan in a big vessel [ drum] filled with water, after the clay idol dissolved in water, they used this muddy water for plantation in the neighborhood! What an example of saving the environment.

I think all the big associations / groups / mandals should think seriously and come up with an idea like this, where they are not depriving anybody to have fun as a group but at the same time, taking care of the environment and follow the simplicity. We do not need a bigger, richer and fancier Ganesh idol, to come together and celebrate neither we should put any burden of paying " vagrani-Donation" 

on anybody.

So Please do bring a clay idol of Ganapati, celebrate with your friends and family and do not forget to share the moments with us!

Send them to kokatayash@gmail.com

Aishwarya Kokatay

Chitrangan Rangoli sent by : Poornima Vaze, Pune

Chaitra Gauri and Chaitrangan: DrPragati Bhokardankar, Indore

चैत्रांगण!
चैत्र शुद्ध प्रतिपदेपासून रांगोळीने गौरीची आरास महिनाभर चैत्रांगण काढून करतात . त्यात झुला , चंद्र सूर्य, फणी , करंडा, आरसा , पाट, तुळशी वृंदावन , नाग इत्यादि चित्र असतात .

 गौरी तृतीया .मार्च ३०/२०१७ आजपासून महिनाभर गौरीचा माहेरवास आणि दोलोत्सव सोबत डाळ करंजी . गौरी तृतीयेच्या हार्दिक शुभेच्छा . 

Los Angeles " Mahervashini Group" organized a grand makar sankrant haldi-kunku

I thank all Mahervashini Group ladies for giving me a chance to talk about Marathi Culture and Festivals. About 120 ladies from city of Irvine and surrounding Los Angeles attended this grand scale haldi-kunku. Mrs. Vidya Dixit along with her team: Usha Dixit, Savita Bhate, Meera Upasni and Alpana Patil worked very hard to make this happen. Beautiful decoration, good food and interesting program.


Program started with welcome note from Mrs. Vidya Dixit. After that it was my pleasure to talk about our festivals and activities of Marathi culture and festivals. Followed by an interesting skit written by Shailaja Mate. The theme of the skit was three well known  deities from India are visiting California and showed up in this program. Now these three Mahervashini Devis talked about themselves and invited all  to visit them.


First Mrs. Mate herself as { Tambdi Jogeshvari from Pune } gave information about her temple and surroundings, followed by Mrs. Vidya Kale as 

{ Kolhapur Mahalaxmi } talked about herself and her temple. I represented { Chamunda devi Dewas} and gave information about interesting facts related to this temple.

Mrs Vijaya Marathe read very interesting and funny Ukhane in Marathi. Ms. Sanjana Narkar presented an initiative about medical facility in rural India. She invited all to support this great cause. Mrs. Dixit donated all the registration money to this cause.This information session followed by dance performed by three little girls: Ishani, Anisha and Janhvi. This was a nice effort to include young girls in this celebration. 


There were two newly wed brides present in the celebration and they wore halva ornaments. There was traditional Makar sankrant menu: khichdi and gool poli. 

I wish I could stay more to play fun games thereafter, but I had to leave due to time constraints It was one of the best haldi kunku I ever attended.

- Aishwarya Kokatay

Enjoy a few pictures of this occasion, videos and skit will be available to watch soon. 


Maharashtra Mandal Los Angeles Celebrates Makar Sankrant 2017 

A grand celebration of Makar Sankranti held in Los Angeles on January 14/2017, arranged by Maharashtra Mandal Los Angeles. The event started around 11.30 am with the registration followed by haldi kumkum for ladies. Very tasty lunch served that included gul-poli . More then 500 people attended the function. it was a nice family and friends time for attendees at the beginning of the year.

Cultural program started in the afternoon. The program started with a presentation on upcoming BMM convention in Grand Rapids. Mr. Satish Dongre, co-convener especially came from Michigan to give invitation speech to LAkars!. I was privileged to meet him personally, he has invited all the readers of Marathi Culture and Festivals as well.

 All ages’ kids performed various dances, singing, skits etc. The highlight of the program was a powada presented by Atharva Deshpande, Omkar Gadre and Nishad Dani. They were fantastic and got standing ovation.

There were a lot of various skits presented in Marathi Language by these kids from the community and various Marathi Schools in Los Angeles. it is so amazing to see these little kids speak and present programs in Marathi.

A very well organized and timely managed event in the leadership of Mrs. Anupama Samant , President MMLA along with the committee and volunteers.

The current committee: Anupama Samant , Girish Kandarkar, Supriya Kulkarni, Sudip Nadkarni , Vivek Dabholkar , Rasika Kulkarni , Avinash Sadhu, Pradeep Ranade , Komal Choukker, Jitendra Servate and Manjusha Benadikkar.

Enjoy a few pictures of the show, videos will be posted soon...

--Aishwarya Kokatay


Powada by Atharva Deshpande, Nishad Dani and Omkar Gadre:  Afzal kahn vadh

Speech by : ADITI SALUNKHE - Mi Pustak Lihile Tar
ISHITA MARATHE - Majha Avadata Chhan

This Diwali Killa picture sent by Kalyani Thatte from Mississauga, Toronto, her daughter Anoushka made this in an apartment patio.

Seattle Maharashtra Mandal USA Ganapati 2016 Lezim

Shyamshree Gaikwad Family Gauri 2016 Pune, India

Gaikwad family Ganapati 2016, Valencia CA

Maharashtra Mandal of Los Angeles Ganapati Celebration 2016
An excellent example of Eco friendly Ganapati

September 10/2016, The day started with the arrival of Ganapati Bappa murti. The puja host were Mr. & Mrs. Sunil Narkar. The designated Guruji for puja was Mr.& Mrs. Arun Vaishampayan. The maha arti held at 11.30 am followed by delicious lunch. About 850 people attended this function. After lunch there was an entertainment program  named " Saptahiki "directed by Pravin Datar and performed by local artists . The highlight of this program was " Kaun Banega Karodpati" episode especially prepared for LAkars!. The audience were mesmerized and enjoyed to the fullest. The charming anchor for the saptahiki program was Mrs. Reshma Honap.


The most creditable decision made by the current committee was not to perform Ganapati immersion in the ocean, but to do this into a large vessel filled with water. This is an example all big associations should follow towards our duty to save the environment.


The decoration was beautiful. The current president  Mrs. Anupama Samant and the entire team did a spectacular job. It was indeed a very well organized and entertaining celebration.


Enjoy a few moment of this celebration:

 

Sangita Shitole Shinde family Gauri Ganapati Pune India

Choudhary Family Ganapati 2016 Nagpur India

Gaiki family Ganapati -Gauri 2016 Nagpur, India

Chitra Khanapurkar Joshi family Ganapati 2016, Bedford, UK

Vilas Chourepatil family Gauri Ganapati 2016 Bhir, Maharashtra

Sandeep More family Ganapati- Gauri 2016  Mumbai India

Dipti & Pankaj zanke family Ganapati 2016 Denver, Colorado 
The makhar and carving done by this couple.

Avanti & Arun Vaishampayan family Ganapati 2016 Simi Valley CA

Sharad & Smita Dandekar family Ganapati 2016 Simi Valley CA

संजय गोविंद घोगळे, कळंबोली, नवी मुंबई Sanjay Ghogale Mumbai 2016

Grand Simhastha, on the banks of the glorious Kshipra Ujjain


Kumbh mela Ujjain starts April 22/2016 and ends on May 21/2016


Kumbh Mela (Devanagari: कुम्भ मेला) is a mass Hindu pilgrimage. It occurs four times every twelve years and rotates among four locations: Allahabad (Prayag) at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna and mythical Saraswati river, Haridwar along Ganga River, Ujjain along the Kshipra River and Nashik along the Godavari River, so a Kumbh Mela is practically held every three years across the four locations.

The Maha Kumbh Mela ('Great' Kumbh Mela) which comes after 12 'Purna Kumbh Melas' which is after every 144 years is also held at Allahabad. The 2001, Maha Kumbh Mela was attended by around 60 million people, making it the largest gathering anywhere in the world

The most popular legend regarding the origin of Kumbh Mela is the Samudra Manthan or 'churning of the ocean'. Gods and demons churned the ocean in search of the divine nectar of immortality. During this epic battle to capture the Urn (Kumbh) containing the nectar, drops of the precious liquid fell on four places – Haridwar, Prayag (Allahabad), Nashik and Ujjain. Hence, river Kshipra [Ujjain] became the enhancer of life and to celebrate this event since then the grand festival came in vogue. Kumbh Mela, is held once every twelve years at these four places and attracts millions of devotees.


The Ujjain Kumbh is celebrated when Jupiter ascends into sun sign Leo's quarter or the Simha constellation of zodiac, which is why it is called 'Simhastha'. The ritual of bathing in the holy waters of Kshipra begins on the full moon day of the Hindu month of Chaitra (March-April) and continues on various dates until the full moon shows up in the following month of Vaishakha.


A lot of spiritual leaders have started coming to Ujjain for the Simhastha Kumbh Mela. Enjoy a few pictures of grand welcome.

Thanks to Abhay Arondekar Ujjain India for sending this information and pictures! :


Maharashtra Mandal Ujjain Gets an Award

As always! Maharashtra Samaj Ujjain committee 2016 is doing the best work and services to the community. The first ever initiative to provide cremation / shraddha ceremonies has been very helpful to people.

Congratulations to committee form Marathi Culture and Festivals. Thanks Abhay Arondekar for the news flash.

 

आज चा दिवस महाराष्ट्र समाज उज्जैन करता गर्व करणारा दिवस होता आणि है आमच्या करता सौभाग्या ची गोष्ट होती की त्या क्षणा चे आम्ही सर्व साक्षी होतो आणि तो क्षण होता बृहन्नमहाराष्ट्र मंडळ चे 67 वे अधिवेशन जे महाराष्ट्र च्या प्रसिद्द श्री गजानन महाराज देव संस्थान च्या नगरी शेगाव इथे 2 दिवसीय आयोजना मधे उत्कृष्ट समाज कार्य करता महाराष्ट्र समाज उज्जैन ला "जीवन गौरव"पुरूस्कारा चा सन्मान जो महाराष्ट्र समाजा तर्फे श्रीराम मंदिर।योगीपुरा मधे "दैहिक क्रियाकर्म चे कार्य आणि तिथली संपूंर्ण व्यवस्था" मधे चांगला आणि उल्लेखनीय सुधार केल्या बद्दल दिला गेला.आज बृहनमहाराष्ट समाजा च्या 67 अधिवेशना ची सुरुआत दुपारी 4 वाजता शेगाव च्या "विसावा"म्हणून निर्मित भक्त निवास च्या एका औडिटोरियम मधे झाली कार्यक्रमात पूर्ण भारता हुन आलेले जवळ जवळ 1500 ते 2000 लोकां च्या उपस्थिति मधे झाली कार्यक्रमा चे प्रमुख अतिथि श्री विनय सहस्त्रबुद्धे,उपाध्यक्ष भारतीय जनता पार्टी होते.जेव्हा मंचा वरून महाराष्ट्र समाज उज्जैन चे नाव पुरूस्कार घेण्या साठी अनाउंस केले तेव्हा जी अनुभूति झाली त्याचे शब्दात वर्णन नाही करू शकत.मंच वर समाजा चे अध्यक्ष श्री Subhash Amritphale सचिव श्री Suhas Bakshi कोषाध्यक्ष श्री Jayant Telang वास्तु संयोजक श्रीAbhay Arondekar महाराष्ट परस्पर पेढ़ी चे अध्यक्ष श्री Gopal Mahakal समर्थ सेवा मंडळ चे श्रीNilesh Phadnis व् समाजा चे वरिष्ठ श्री Ravindra Ujjainkar उपस्थित होते.

Abhay Arondekar

Maharashtra Mandal Ujjain Celebrates International Women's day

ज्योति ठाकुर-लिज्जत पापड
पूजा ठाकुर-भारतीय सेना
दुर्गा नागपाल-कलेक्टर
कल्पना चावला-अंतरिक्ष यात्री
छवि राजावत-सरपंच
चन्दा कोचर-एम् डी आई सी आई सी आई बैँक
मेघा गुप्ता-धारावी मार्केट
हर्षिनी कानहेटकर-फायर फाइटर
टेसि थॉमस-मिसाइल वूमेन

वरती जे नाव दिले आहेत हे ख़ास नाव आहे ह्या सगळ्या भारता च्या त्या महिला आहे ज्यानी पुरुषा न चे कार्यक्षेत्र म्हटले जायचे तिथे आपली धमाकेदार उपस्थिति देऊन भारता न च्या महिला न समोर एक उदाहरण प्रस्तुत केले की जर मनात काही करायची जिद्द असेल तर असम्भव काही नाही हाच आज चा विषय होता वनिता मंडळ,महाराष्ट्र समाजा तर्फे आयोजित "महिला दिवस"च्या कार्यक्रमा मधे आणि आज समाजा च्या भगिनीन नी ह्या रुपात येऊन वर्ती दिलेल्या नावा चे वर्णन केले ज्योति नाइक सौ.कीर्ति भांड होत्या तर पूजा ठाकुर म्हणून सौVaidhya Vaidya Trupti तसेच दुर्गा नागपाल सौ सुचित्रा आरोंदेकर होत्या तर कल्पना चावला नंदा खरे होत्या मग छवि राजावत सौ.Vaijayanti Bakshi होत्या तर चन्दा कोचर सौ.Leena Arondekar तसेच मेघा गुप्ता सौ.Prachi Parchure होत्या तर हर्षिणी कानहेटकर म्हणून सौ.शिल्पा जोशी होत्या आणि टेसी थॉमस म्हणून सौ.माधुरी जोग.तसेच वनिता मंडळ च्या समन्वयक सौ Shruti Markhedkar आणि सौ शुभा साकोरिकर व् सौ Radhika Kalkar ह्यांनी एका हाउस वाइफ च्या मनाची व्यथा पण खुप चांगल्या प्रमाणे सर्वान् समोर ठेवली .अश्या ह्या नवीन आणि अप्रतिम कल्पना शक्ति च्या मुळे आज च्या ह्या कार्यक्रमा ला चांगला प्रतिसाद मिळायला.कार्यक्रमाचि कल्पना वनिता मंडळ च्या अध्यक्ष सौ Vandana Gore आणि समन्वयक सौ.श्रुति मरखेड़कर ह्यांची होती.आज च्या कार्यक्रमा ला विशेष पाहुणे म्हणून सौ सुलभा पागे सौ अंजलि विपट व् सौ सुनंदा वैशम्पायन लाभल्या होत्या कार्यक्रमा चे संचालन सौ वन्दना गोरे ह्यांनी केले. तसेच आभार प्रदशन सौ सीमा लेले ह्यांनी केले कार्यक्रमा नंतर सुस्वादु जेवण आणि कार्यक्रमा चे समापन झाले.
ह्या उत्कृष्ट आयोजना करता सौ वन्दना गोरे ,अध्यक्ष वनिता मंडळ आणि समन्वयक सौ श्रुति मरखेड़कर आणि वनिता मंडळ चे हार्दिक अभिनन्दन.

This event news sent by Mr. Abhay Arondekar, Ujjain

Enjoy a few pictures of this wonderful event : 


Maharashtra Mandal Los Angeles Celebrates Makar Sankranti

A grand celebration of Makar Sankranti held in Los Angeles on January 16/2016, arranged by Maharashtra Mandal Los Angeles. The event started around 11.30 am with the registration followed by haldi kumkum for ladies. Very tasty lunch served that included gul-poli . About 575 people attended the function. After lunch there was kite flying for kids and adults, it was a nice family and friends time for attendees.


Cultural program started in the afternoon. All ages’ kids performed various dances, singing, skits etc. The whole program conducted by Rama and Rucha Kelkar. There was tea- batavada break in the afternoon.

A very well organized and timely managed event in the leadership of Mrs. Anupama Samant , President MMLA along with the committee 2016 and volunteers.


The current committee: Anupama Samant , Girish Kandarkar, Supriya Kulkarni, Sudip Nadkarni , Vivek Dabholkar , Rasika Kulkarni , Shreya Telang , Avinash Sadhu, Amod Darshane , Komal Choukker, Jitendra Servate and Manjusha Benadikkar.


Enjoy a few pictures and videos of the show:


Swami Narayan Temple Chino Hills CA Diwali LIghting

Photo Courtesy : Sneha Juvekar Los Angeles USA

Maharashtra Mandal Ujjain Celebrates Sharadotsav / Kojagiri

आज उज्जैन महाराष्ट्र समाज तर्फे शरदोत्सव साजरा झाला ह्या कार्यक्रमा चे मुख्य आकर्षण म्हणजे"माय वशी आम्ही रचनाकार" अलखनंदा साने ह्यांच्या नेतृत्व मधे आभा निवसरकर,सुषमा अवधूत,अरुणा खरगोणकर, सुधीर बापट आणि सूत्रधार द्वय वैभव पुरोहित आणि संदीप भालेराव ह्यांची "काव्य गोष्ठी"चा दर्जेदार कार्यक्रम.मराठी च्या उत्कृष्ट काव्य रचना आईकुन श्रोतागण भावविभोर हूँ गेले ह्या अतिशय सुन्दर कार्यक्रमा चे संचालन सौ शिल्पा फाटक ह्यांनी केले कार्यक्रमा ची अध्यक्षता मराठी भाषा च्या निवृतमान विभागाध्यक्ष प्रा. सौ .अपर्णा जोशी आणि प्रमुख पाहुणे म्हणून डॉ सौ संध्या बेलसरे शिशु रोग विशेषज्ञ म्हणून लाभल्या होत्या कार्यक्रमा नंतर मसाला दुधाचे वितरण झाले.--अभय आरोंदेकर उज्जैन 

Mauritius Marathi Community Ganapati Visarjan Procession 

Trupti Mahajan Family Ganapati Valencia CA USA

Friends Public Ganapati in Detroit USA


Sounds different? Yes, this Ganapati celebration happens in Detroit and a bit special.

18 years ago a bunch of friends came to Seattle from Mumbai on a job opportunity. They met with other Maharashtrian folks here in USA, but still got homesick and felt that they are segregating form our culture. 

They decided to celebrate Ganapati together.

There were 9 families at the beginning and grew up to 15-16 families altogether. Now there are 13 families who celebrate and host this Ganpati celebration in Detroit USA.

Every year one family takes turn to host the celebration and other friends help out setting up, decorations etc. They come up with a theme each year and brainstorm on it, everyone gets involved, kids, teens, senior citizens and all. This celebration lasts for 5-7 days. They try to get together every day to sing arti . Their big get together happens on the weekend where they all come and do the potluck of different traditional dishes. As I mentioned earlier, the special about this celebration is they worship a Ganapati Picture instead of  an Idol. I asked one the members, and he explained that when very first year they celebrated Ganapati, one of their friends had Dagdusheth halvai Pune’s Ganapti picture, they started on this picture and never changed it,  they all got attached to this Ganapati picture so much that they never thought of bringing an idol.

They begin with chanting of Ganapati Atharvshirsh followed by 4-5 different Artis . Every day one family brings Prasad. The Prasad usually includes, fried modak , ukdiche modak, shira, puranpoli , pedha , barfi etc. On the potluck day, they do an entertainment program. This program includes a talent show, a skit, singing and dancing.

1998 Families - Ingle, Sonar, Barhate, Joshi, Talegaonkar, Gadhiya, Tamhankar,Visal, Pol

1999-2014 - other families who participated Ghaskadbi, Wairagade, Netrawali, Rangnekar, Nagarkatti, Halepeti,  Dahad.

2015 Familes - Ingle,More,Misquitta, Sonar,Muley,Mohile, Patki,Bhusari,Gadhiya, Wadekar,shah, Santhanam, Ghatpande

One of the members Mr. Kiran Ingle graciously shared a few pictures of past and current decoration. This year their theme was “Mr. Abdul Kalam “Enjoy!--

Aishwarya Kokatay


Sucheta Kuchekar-Saravanan Family Ganapati USA

Pournima and Nilesh Inamdar Family  Mahalaxmi Puja Pune 

Samruddhi Porey Family Gauri - Ganapati Puja Mumbai

A few members asked me to share our home Ganpati puja , I do a simple Ganesh puja on Ganesh Chaturthi, as our family Ganapati's 10 day rituals are done by our family back home. 

Sharing a few pictures of our home Ganesh puja.  I bought miniature puneri pagdi for our Silver Ganesh idol and Bal Krishna Idol during my recent visit to India.

I also had a chance to visit Siddhivinayak Temple Mumbai , and received a beautiful picture of Ganapati from Siddhivinayak Trust.  I waited to mount on the wall until Chaturthi ...so this is all about a mini celebration in our family in Los Angeles...few pictures--Aishwarya Kokatay

Girish Joshi Family Mahalaxmi Indore India 

Swati Ekhe Family Mahalaxmi Indore India

Arun and Avanti Vaishampayan Residence Ganapati Simi Valley CA USA 09/17/2015

Vinod H Raje Residence Ganpati Mumbai Inida

Sheetal Piwalatkar Residence Ganesh Puja Katy , Texas USA 09/17/2015

Dandekar Residence Ganesh Puja Simi Valley , CA USA 09/17/2015

Maharashtra Mandal Ujjain Ganeshotsav 09/17/2015 

आज शेवटी वाट पाहता पाहता तो दिवस आला उत्साह चा आनंदा चा हर्षोल्लासा चा श्री गणराया च्या आगमना चा त्या करता महाराष्ट्र समाज उज्जैन थाटा ने सजं तैयार होता सकाळी 10.30 वाजता दर वर्षीया प्रमाणे श्री पांडुरंग गुमास्ते ह्यांचे निवास स्थान देवासगते पासून श्री गणराया ची मिरवणूक काढण्यात आली सर्व समाज बंधू गाजरी रंगा च्या कुर्त्या पायजामा च्या पारंपरिक वेशभूषे मधे होते आणि डोक्या वर वासंती रंगा चा पागोटा तर सर्व भगिनी पारंपरिक वेशभूषा मधे होत्या तिथून श्री गणराया ला बग्गी मधे ठेवून गाजत वाजत टिळक स्मृति मंदिर स्थित भवनात आणले तिथे सौ राधिका काळकर सौ लीना आरोंदेकर सौ कीर्ति गुमास्ते सौ महा सौ महाजन ह्यांनी श्री गणराया चे आउक्षण केले तदनंतर सौ आणि श्री योगेश येवले सच्ची गणेशोत्सव समिति ह्यांनी श्री महाजन गुरूजी न च्या सांगितल्या प्रमाणे श्री गणराया ची पूजा करून त्यांची स्थापना केलि ह्या प्रसंगी समाजा चे अध्यक्ष श्री सुधीर अमृतफळे सचिव श्री सुहास बक्शी उपाध्यक्ष सौ राजश्री जोशी कोषाध्यक्ष श्री जयंत तेलंग सह सचिव श्री राहुल विपट वास्तु संयोजक श्री अभय आरोंदेकर गणेशोत्सव समिति चे अध्यक्ष श्री भूषण नाइक सचिव श्री योगेश येवले। कोशाद्यक्ष श्री अजीत काळकर समाजा चे वरिष्ठ श्री नरेंद्र मुजुमदार प्रा.श्री दिवाकर बेर्गे प्रा.श्री रामदास शेण्डे श्री पद्माकर काळकर श्री अनिल ढमढेरे श्री पांडुरंग गुमास्ते श्री नीलेश आणि श्री गिरीश फडनिस भाजपा चे नगर महामंत्री श्री विवेक जोशी श्री प्रशांत देशपांडे श्री जनक मांडे श्री प्रदीप जोग श्री सचिन ताँबे श्री सौरभ गर्गे श्री जितेंद्र आप्टे श्री विवेक उदगीर श्री अनुराग ढमढेरे श्री सुनील महा श्री संदीप विपट श्री दीपक अवसरकर श्री वसंत आप्टे सहित बरेच शे बंधू आणि भगिनी उपस्थित होते

Maharashtra Mandal -Vanita samaj Ujjain celebrated ' Avaran' 09/15/2015 

गणेश उत्सव जवळ आला चारी कड़े उत्साहा चे वातावरण निर्मित होउ लागले अश्याच उत्साह च्या वातावरणात उज्जैन महाराष्ट्र समाजा च्या वनिता मंडळ तर्फे "सामूहिक आवरणा"चे कार्यक्रम मोठ्या थाटाने साजरा झाला समाजा च्या वरिष्ठ आणि कनिष्ठ भगिनी नी उत्साह ने हयात भाग घेतला फुगड़ी,झिम्मा सारखे पारंपरिक खेळ गाणी,नृत्य,प्रश्नोत्तरी चे खेळ हे सर्व काही इतके आनंददायी होते की ज्यानी भाग घेतला आणि ज्यानी हां इंद्रधनुषी मेळावा पाहिला ते सर्व ह्या आनंदी क्षणात आपल्याला हरवून बसले.
मुख्य म्हणजे समाजा च्या उपाध्यक्ष सौ राजश्री जोशी चे समाजा आणि वनिता मंडळ तर्फे सन्मान करण्यात आले सौ राजश्री जोशी ह्यांनी पार्षद पद भाजपा च्या टिकिट वर जिंकले त्या उज्जैन च्या एकमेव मराठी पार्षद असून सर्वात शिक्षित पार्षद पण आहे हे उज्जैन महाराष्ट्र समाजा करता गर्व करण्या ची बातमी आहे
ह्या कार्यक्रमात सर्व भगिनी पारंपरिक काठ पदरा च्या साड्या घालून आल्या होता अश्या ह्या इंद्रधनुषी आणि मोहक कार्यक्रमा नंतर सुस्वादु जेवण्या चा आस्वाद घेऊन कार्यक्रमाचे समापन झाले -अभय आरोंदेकर उज्जैन 

There is tradition to celebrate ' avarana" आवर्ण a day before Hartalika vrat. Women eat a delicious meal and enjoy and be ready to fast next 24 hours. The meal usually includes at one dish made up of corn.

Maharashtra Mandal Ujjain India celebrates vat - purnima vrat

आज महाराष्ट्र समाज उज्जैन च्या वनिता मंडल तरफे "वड़ पोर्णिमा"चा उत्सव साजरा झाला हयात अनेक प्रकार चे खेल आणि प्रतियोगिता ठेवण्यात आला.आणि त्यात सौ .शिल्पा नेमावरकर ह्या"वनिता मंडल क्वीन" हा यश मिलायला.
वनिता मंडल च्या अध्यक्ष सौ वन्दना गोरे आणि समन्वयक सौ श्रुति मरखेड़कर ह्यांना ह्या सफल आयोजन करीता बधाई ---अभय आरोंदेकर जून २/२०१५

Prajakta and Aditya Vaidya home Chaitra-Gauri pujan Riverside CA

Maharashtra Samaj Vanita Mandal Ujjain India Celebrates Chaitra Haldi Kunku

आज महाराष्ट्र समाज वनिता मंडळ उज्जैन तर्फे महिला न करिता चैत्रा चे हळदी कुंकु आयोजित करण्यात आले आणि हयात विशेष म्हणजे प्रसिद्ध पाक कला विशेषज्ञ सौ.उर्मि बागड़ी ह्यांच्या कुकरी शो ठेवण्यात आला.कार्यक्रमाला जोरा चा पाऊस सुद्धा थांबवु शकला नाही ह्या कार्यक्रमा च्या सफलते मधे वनिता मंडळ च्या अध्यक्ष सौ. Vandana Gore आणि समन्वयक सौ. Shruti Markhedkar आणि सह संयोजक सौ Bhawana Tambe आणि सहयोगी कार्यकर्ता सौ. सौ Radhika Kalkar सौ. Vaijayanti Bakshi सौ.लीना आरोंदेकर सौ.Rajshri Joshi सौ.trupti vaidhy व् सौ shilpaa nemaavarkar ह्यांच्या विशेष योगदान होता. शेवटी दाळ आणि करंजी आणि कैरी च्या पंह्या चे वितरण---अभय आरोंदेकर  महाराष्ट्र मंडळ उज्जैन 

Geet Ramayan Program in Los angeles 

Mr. Gopal Marathe and team has been performing Geet -Ramayan program in LA and surrounding areas since 35 years. This program is getting popular every year . They do this program around Ram navmi. This year the cherry on the top was the addition of Gopal Marathe's 6 year old granddaughter Sahana Joshi , who sang one of the songs. I asked Mr. Marathe to give me all the details of his program from the beginning . As all the conversation held in Marathi, so I have written this information in Marathi. 


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Above is the team Geet Ramayan picture. Enjoy a video clip of Sahana Joshi's performance. 

A grand road show by Slough Mitra Mandal UK

A very grand scale shobha yatra tradition that started last year by this  committee of Slough Mitra Mandal UK, had an even bigger road show  on the occasion of Gudhi Padwa this year . They had traditional Dhol- Tasha, Lezim , and Gudhi. People wore all kinds of Marathi Traditional outfits. Enjoy the slide show and very small video clips.

Gudhi pictures sent by Deepti Karnik Sydney, Australia

Gudhi Padwa celebration by Marathi people in Riverside CA

 Prajakta Kulkarni took the lead with a bunch of Marathi people in Riverside CA and Raise the traditional Gudhi alongwith a celebration for the start of new year. They also demonstrated the significance  of this festival. Enjoy a few pictures of the celebration.

Gudhi Padwa Road Show By: Maharashtra Mandal Ujjain India

परम्परे चे निर्वाहन- काल गुडी पाडवा म्हणून महाराष्ट्र समाज उज्जैन आणि सहयोगी संस्था हनुमान मण्डळ च्या सयुंक्त प्रयासा ने "ध्वज मिरवणुक"थाटा ने निघायाली बेन्ड,बग्गी,हत्ती आणि मोठ्या संख्येत उपस्थित समाज बंधू.तो आनंद आणि हर्षोल्लास ,पारंपरिक वेशभूषा बघण्या सारखे होते छोटे छोटे पोरांचे शस्त्र कला प्रदर्शन पाहून त्यांचे कौतुक.आणि मग ढोल आणि बेन्ड च्या तालिवर ध्वज फिरवने हा आनंद वेघलाच आहे.
जागे जागे चल समारोहचे स्वागत झाले विभिन्न संस्कृति मंच वरुण समाजा छे सचिव सुहास बक्षी ह्यांचे स्वागत साफा बांधून झाले.ही परम्परा वर्ष 1910 पासून निरंतर आहे


Gudhi picture sent by Prashant Worlikar Mumbai

Vijay and Aishwarya Kokatay home Gudhi Los angeles 

Gudhi picture sent by : Prajkta and Aditya Vaidya Riverside CA

Maharashtra Samaj Ujjain India arranges Samarth Ramdas Swami paduka puja 
महाराष्ट्र समाज उज्जैन तर्फे समर्थ रामदास स्वामिन चे पादुका पूजन घरो घरी 3 दिवस
There is no introduction needed for Samarth Swami Ramdas, he is the writer of the famous scripture " Dasbodh"
The everyday Ganesh aarti in Marathi " sukh karta dukh harta" has been written by him as well.

Marathi Dharmic Sabha Mauritius Mahashivratri celebration 2015 Starts

Enjoy this unique shobha yatra of Mahashivratri celebration 

One of the oldest Marathi Temple in Mauritius.Temple Lane, Camp Bombaye 1,Vacoas

According to one of the devotees:

Really touching that we are keeping in touch with our roots... Actually we have been celebrating each and every cults which our ancestors brought from india years ago .... among which mahashivratri ... we practice 14 days of parayan prior to maha shivratri , with daily shiv abhishek, maha yaj, shiv stuti , talks... A day before the great night devotees from our mandir merges to the ganga talao (our local sacred lake) and we perform a procession from there to mandir with kawar, where maha abhishek is performed... On the great night char pahel chi puja are performed. .. till 18th of February in the morning. 

Enjoy and be part of this hom-haven:

Beautiful Makar Sankranti 2015 Celebration By: Maharashtra Mandal Kuwait 

Please do not forget to watch pictures of our very traditional " Halva Ornaments" Hats off to the committee 2015 to come up with this great idea of having a competition to make handmade halva ornaments .   


Maharashtra Mandal Kuwait (MMK) is a socio-cultural organization of Marathi speaking people from India, formed in 1982 registered with Indian embassy Kuwait which has been organizing various cultural, educational, artistic and charitable events for Indian community in general and Maharashtrian  community in particular. In past the MMK has invited renowned Indian artist, poets, academician, intellectuals, educators to spread awareness about India, its culture and rich heritage.


On Friday,30Jan 2015 MMK hosted a unique show 'Sanjay Uvachya' in Khaitan School   on the festive occasion of Makar Sankranti which is celebrated as a Major Harvest festival in various parts of India. The members were greeted with traditional Rangoli ,'Tilgul'  a traditional Indian delicacy made of Sesame & jaggery , Haldi Kunku and an audio-video programme by renowned stage artist Mr. Sanjay Mone. The highlight of the event was photography competition and competition  of hand made halwyache dagine (ornaments made of sugar beads) for the MMK members. The committee was overwhelmed by the massive response of the participant .The members displayed their talents in both these events and were rewarded with prizes for their effort.

The programme by Sanjay Mone highlighted his experience on stage which was a mix of emotion, satire through Audio-Video programme which was enjoyed by the members. The members were served snacks at the end of the program.

Anil and Monika Joshi family Los Angeles  Diwali celebration 

Sonal and Chaitanya Agashe Illinois Diwali pujan

Kokatay Family Diwali pujan in Los Angeles 

Shiris and Swapnali Manrti Diwali pujan Los Angeles 

Sydney Australia opera house sails were lit for Diwali

As Diwali gets recognized internationally,   First Time in History Sydney Opera House Sails were lit as Part of Diwali Celebrations......enjoy the lights.

Shailesh & Manjushri Shedge  Irvine CA. home ganapati: शैलेश आणि मंजुश्री गणपती अर्वाइन 

Swapnali and Shirish Mantri home Navratri puja los angeles : स्वपनालि आणली शिरिष मंत्री लॉस अन्जेलीस 

Maharashtra Mandal Scotland Ganeshotsav 2014
महाराष्ट्र मंडळ स्कॉटलंड गणपती २०१४ 

Scotland is a country that covers the northern third of the island of Great Britain and is part of the United Kingdom.

They celebrated Ganeshotsav with a lot of enthusiasm inspite of lack of resources. They do not have a designated committee yet but everybody jumped in to help celebrate Bappa.


MM Scotland formed on Gudhi Padwa 2012 and since then has been celebrating Gudhi Padwa and Ganeshotsav every year. Each year around 250+ people attend the celebrations. 


 This year's Ganeshotsav was celebrated on 31st Aug 2014 at Eastwood Park Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland. We order a quality traditional food from 175 miles as we don't have many options available in Scotland. The food served in this function was Dhokla-chatni, Poori, Mix veg, Undhiyu, Dal, Jeera rice, Raita, Ras malai. The main attractions of the programme are 2 quality acts specially invited to perform at our function. First one was a musical programme by renowned Marathi music director Shri. Kaushal Inamdar and with him was Rajashree Gore. The programme called 'Eka Sangitkarachi Mushafiri'.


Second programme was a comedy skit by famous actor Hrishikesh Joshi and poet/writer Vaibhav Joshi. This was the launching prayog of their new show called 'Kaichyaa kaai'. (Kahichya kahi)

Both the programmes alongwith Ganpati poojan and food was enjoyed by the Marathi audience from all over the Scotland.

The anchoring was done by Sachin Jape who is also one of the founder member of MMS.

Enjoy a few pictures of the celebration:


Maharashtra Mandal Singapore Ganeshotsav 2014
महाराष्ट्र मंडळ सिंगापूर  गणेशोत्सव २०१४ 

Maharashtra Mandal Singapore:

As it goes for traditions and heritage, we Indians are exceptionally particular to bring our unique culture wherever we go, and to make conscious efforts that we inculcate these traditional values into our future generations.

Maharashtrians are no exception to this phenomenon, as you can see from the widespread of Maharashtra Mandals all across the globe.

Maharashtra Mandal Singapore (MMS) was founded in the year 1994, with a craving initiative of Maharashtrian settlers in Singapore then.

Since then MMS has thrived and strived to become a prominent entity on the arena of Indian festivities and cultural scene in Singapore. The objective of this non-profit association is to preserve and promote Maharashtrian culture, to promote music, dance, arts, literature, poetry, theatre, sports and social interactions between and amongst the members. MMS also works closely with other social and cultural organizations in Singapore and participates in a variety of collaborative events.

While MMS celebrates the popular festivals – Gudi Padawa, Makar Sankranti, Deepawali; “Ganeshotsav” is the ethos of Maharashtrian culture and naturally the most sought after festival of all.

All are eagerly waiting for the arrival of their most beloved Lord Ganesh, and the corps of go-getter volunteers is ready to go and do their part for decoration, food arrangements, event management, logistics arrangements and so on.

MMS Ganeshotsav is held for 5 days, and this year’s Ganeshotsav started on the same extravagantly enthusiastic note on 29th August. It is held at Global Indian School’s Queenstown campus as every year.

Everyday morning and evening Aartis, Prasad, and meals have gathered a huge crowd as usual. With this, MMS every year organizes and hosts array of programs to bring about awareness for the rich cultural and literary heritage of Maharashtra and India.

“Je Je Uttam” is one such event among the Ganeshotsav festivities which gives participants a chance to choose their own favourite and appealing excerpt from Marathi Books and present in front of the audience. Every year a particular theme is selected such as Fiction, Biography, Travelogue etc. This year’s theme was “Literature translated from other languages into Marathi”. Thirteen participants took part in this event and narrated such excerpts in front of the audience on 29th August evening.

Another attraction of this year’s programs was the monologue play by Ms. Mangala Khadilkar on 30th August evening, the well known TV & Media personality and also a distinguished writer, compere, and the host of variety of Media Events and functions. The name of this program is “Aarsaa” which means ‘mirror’. With her unique dramatized and fascinating style she narrates her experiences gathered during her 35 years long and fruitful career as the TV host and also the host of various cultural events. She sprinkles around the flavour and essence of poems, interesting captions from books and quotes by famous personalities to make her presentation even more interesting.

Each year, MMS publishes a souvenir booklet “Smaranika” literally meaning ‘memoirs’.

The Smaranika contains photographic records of last year’s events and current year’s events till date as well, along with interesting articles, paintings, poems, photos by members. It also gives an avenue to the well-wishers and associated organizations to publish their advertisements.

This year’s Smaranika was published at the hands of honourable Ms. Mangala khadilkar on the same evening of 30th August.

The most looked upon event of the MMS Ganeshotsav is “Vividh Guna Darshan”. Groups and individual participants gather together in form of a big social gathering and showcase their talents by presenting their acts, dances, skits, short dramas etc. All participants work very hard and relentlessly practise for their respective performances. One can proudly proclaim that those performances are no way less than some of the professional performances observed on stage. This year’s ‘Vividh Guna Darshan’ on 31st August evening was one such bonanza to watch and to live with. We had 22 performances from more than 100 participants including children and adults alike.

Last but not the least, is the colourful and splendid Immersion Procession which took place on 2nd September as the regular ritual. A symbolic procession and immersion was performed in the school premises on the background of scintillating traditional musical upbeat of ‘Dhol Tasha & Lezim”

On a bit sad note, yet filled with satisfaction that they worshipped their beloved God of Wisdom to the best of their capabilities, all devotees hailed good bye to Lord Ganesh, with an urged request to him to look after all from the heavens, and return in the next year with same love and affection.

Maharashtra Mandal Singapore 2014 committee . 

महाराष्ट्र मंडळ सिंगापूर २०१४ समिती 

Trupti & Abhay Mahajan home ganapati Valencia CA
घरचा गणपती तृप्ती आणि अभय महाजन वालेन्सिया कॅलिफोर्निया 

GSB Seva mandal Ganpati [ Clay idol ] Mumbai: जी एस बी सेवा मंडळ मुंबई गणपती 

Gsb ganapati got 1st prize from Times of India Utsava Murti Sanman. 

21 FEET ECOFRIENDLY SHADU CLAY MOORTI made by Shri avinash and ashish patkar 

This ganapati is considered the richest Ganapati of Mumbai with kilos of gold jewelry on it!

Swapnil & Dipti Potdar home ganapati in  Helsinki, Finland
 घर चा  गणपती [ हाताने बनविलेला ]  स्वप्नील आणि  दीप्ती पोतदार , हेलसिंकी, फिनलंड 

The message received from them: 
This is our third Ganapati celebration in Helsinki. 
Dipti made the Ganesh idol at home with clay and other decorations as well.
We invited 30 odd people for celebrations and celebrated Ganesh utsav !!
Regards,
Swapnil Potdar
Dipti Potdar

Preeti & Rajesh Deo Family Home Ganapati UK प्रीती आणि राजेश देव परिवार गणपती यु.के. 

Priya & Mahesh Pathak home Ganapati Simi Valley Los angeles
घर चा गणपती प्रिया आणि महेश पाठक , सिमी व्हेली लॉस अन्जेलीस 

Y.B. Choudhary Family ganpati & Gauri Nagpur: चौधरी परिवार गणपती आणि गौरी 

Rajeev Bidwai Family Mahalaxmi puja in Gurgaon: राजीव बिडवई परिवार गौरी पूजा 

Akash & Ashwini Gaiki Home Mahalaxmi-Gauri pujan in Jabalpur.
आकाश आणि अश्विनी गायकी गौरी -महालक्ष्मी पूजन : जबलपूर 

Gauri-Mahalaxmi pujan:  Nilesh & pournima Inamdar, Pune

My Home Ganapati
Shri.Sanjay Kisan Mhatre
Taluka - Palghar, Dist - Thane

Rishi Panchami Celebration in Pune: ऋषी पंचमी उत्सव श्रीमंत दगडूशेठ गणपती मित्र मंडळ 

Arti & Swapnil Pagare home Ganapati Los angeles 
घरचा गणपती आरती आणि स्वप्नील पगारे लॉस अन्जेलीस 

A Nice painting of Ganapati by Meeta Joshi UK: सुंदर गणपती चित्र , मिता जोशी यु.के.

Maharashtra Mandal Jaipur Ganpati: महाराष्ट्र मंडळ जयपूर गणपती 

Avanti and Vaishampayan Arun home Ganapati  [ eco friendly- handmade ] in Los angeles
अवंती आणि अरुण वैशंपायन घरचा गणपती [ हाताने बनवलेला ] लॉस अन्जेलीस .

Smita and Sharad Dandekar home Ganapati in los angeles 
घरचा गणपती लॉस अन्जेलीस :स्मिता आणि शरद दांडेकर 

Rachana Ingle & Ajay Ingle home ganapati in Sohar , Oman 
घरचा गणपती ओमान मध्ये : रचना आणि अजय इंगळे .

Shri Marathi Dharmik Sabha Mauritius Ganapati Aug 29/2014
श्री मराठी धार्मिक सभा मौरीशस :सुंदर गणपती "खंडोबा " च्या रुपात .

Marathi Mandal Korea Ganapati Aug 29/2014
मराठी मंडळ कोरिया गणपती ऑगस्ट २९/२०१४