Makar Sankranti – 2019

Makar Sankrant, first festival of the year was celebrated with great enthusiasm and we had a great turnout for the event. Event was held at Veterans Elementary School in Ellicott City on Jan 26th, 2019. The event was full of exciting programs for the entire family.

  • Introduction of new EC
  • Vote of thanks for the 2018 EC
  • Bor Nhan for children 0-5 years
  • Haldi Kunku and Vaan Exchange
  • Tilgul and Alpopahar (snacks)

Kids enjoyed a lego station, an art station, a few rounds of musical chairs, basketball, and being with their friends.

Everyone enjoyed ‘Gulachi Poli’ & ‘Vada Paav’ as refreshments – made by a local small business (run by a BMM member).

We would like to thank each and everyone of you that came for the event. We appreciate the volunteers that helped before, during, and after the event.

Marathi Shala

एकदन्तं चतुर्हस्तं पाशमङ्कुशधारिणम् ।
रदं  वरदं हस्तैर्बिभ्राणं मूषकध्वजम् ॥
रक्तं लम्बोदरं शूर्पकर्णकं रक्तवाससम् ।
रक्तगन्धानुलिप्ताङ्गं रक्तपुष्पैस्सुपूजितम् ॥

If you could read the above lines in Sanskrit – it could be because, as a child, you grew up in an environment that promoted reading Sanskrit or Marathi verses.

11.1: (The visible Form of Ganapati is as follows) His Face has a single Tusk (Ekadantam); He has Four Hands (Chatur-Hastam); with two of His Hands, he is holding Noose (Pasha) and Goad (Ankusha),
11.2: With His third Hand He is holding a Tusk (Rada), and with His fourth Hand He is showing the gesture of Boon-Giving (Varada Mudra); His Flag is having the Emblem of a Rat (Mushaka),
11.3: His Form is having a Beautiful Reddish Glow (Raktam), with a Large Belly (Lambodara) and with Large Ears like Fans (Shurpa Karna); He is wearing Red Garments (Rakta Vasam),
11.4: His Form is annointed with Red Fragrant Paste (Rakta Gandha), and He is worshipped with Red Flowers (Rakta Pushpa),

Students of Baltimore Marathi Shala – as young as 6 years old – shall be chanting the full Atharvashirsh at Shri Siddhivinayak Temple, Glen Burnie, MD on the occasion of Ganesh Jayanti; & Vasant Panchami on Saturday, Feb.9, 2019 from 10-1 pm. Event is open to all if you RSVP by calling the temple a day before i.e. Fri, Feb 8th. Address: 1003 Stewart Ln NE, Glen Burnie, MD 21060  and Temple Phone for RSVP on Friday, Feb.08th is  (410) 766-1003

Happy Ganesh Jayanti  – the Birthday of the Lord of Wisdom – also known as Tilkund Chaturthi which is today, Feb.08, 2019. May you all be blessed by Shri Ganesh.

गप्पा- गोष्टी

Baltimoreचा आल्हाददायक उन्हाळा सार्‍यांनाच हवाहवासा वाटतो.
सुट्टीचे बेत आखले जातात, भारतातून पालक येतात, पाहुण्यांची वर्दळ आणि पाहुणचाराची लगबग सुरू होते. गप्पा- गोष्टी-हास्यविनोदांची मैफल सजते.
अशाच एका उन्हाळी दुपारी आम्ही मस्त कार्यक्रम घेऊन येत आहोत. “वयाने ज्येष्ठ पण उत्साहाने श्रेष्ठ” अशा आयुष्याच्या उत्तररंगात रंगलेल्या सर्व मित्रमैत्रिणींसाठी!
या कार्यक्रमात स्थानिक मित्रमंडळी तर आहेतच पण परगावांहून आलेले आपले पालकही सहभागी होऊ शकतात.

When: August 18th 1.30-4.30 pm
Where: Patapsco Room, Miller Library,
9421 Frederick Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21042

On this occasion, we are conducting “The Best Maharashtrian Appetizer” competition for our seniors. Entries will be judged based on color and texture, aroma and taste and over-all-presentation. Judges love creativity! Please bring in enough for about 7-10 people so others can appreciate your cooking skills as well! The competition will start at 2.00 pm sharp.

It is free event for all Sr. citizens and visiting parents of members. Non-members can join us for a nominal fee of $5 per person to cover the cost of supplies. Please RSVP by August 5th, it will help us to plan the event.

चला तर मग. आम्हांला आपली उपस्थिती अवश्य कळवा.

Register for the event.

Summer Picnic

Namaskar Mandali,

Baltimore Marathi Mandal is inviting all families to enjoy our annual summer picnic

Sunday Aug 12th 2018 @10.00 am
11685 Old Frederick Rd, Marriottsville, MD 21104

It will be a fun-filled activity for the entire family and a good time to say hello to all your friends. So let’s enjoy it!!! Also this year we will have a surprising food menu which you all will love!!!

Request you get your tickets as early as possible as that would help us plan the event and food.

Picnic 2019 – Adult


Picnic 2019 – Adult – Non Member


Picnic 2019 – Kid

Ages 5 and up


Summer Math Challenge

To all BMM Kids,

Hope you are having a great Summer! Are you busy eating ice cream and splashing in the water? Visiting new places or trying a new adventure at the camp? Can you believe it has been more than a month school is out already? Are you bored of having waaaaay too much fun? Yeah, it’s a thing! No worries! Ganapati Bappa, the God of Knowledge, is looking upon you…

Are you entering Grade K-5? Ganapati Bappa has a challenge for you this Summer!
You can pledge to solve 251 or 501 or 1001 Math problems in the month of August and if you complete the challenge Bappa will reward you at the “Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration” for all your hard work! So are you ready? Ask your parents to sign you up before July 31st.

Email us by July 31st at with child’s name and math grade level completed
Pledge levels: 251 or 501 or 1001 math problems
You will receive an email about the “BMM Math Challenge” which would include worksheets covering various topics at the grade level and the “Answer Key” for parents. Please print out the “BMM Math Challenge” for your child.
Your child has August 1st-31st to complete.
Please email us on or before August 31st confirming that your child has completed the challenge. Your word is enough – You do NOT need to send us completed worksheets.
Your child will be recognized and get a reward at “Ganesh Chaturthi Celebration” for his/her efforts.