Past Events

RENDEZVOUS & LUNCH WITH FORMER MASTER CHEF RISHI DESAI (18th JAN 2014)

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We had a magnificent day with our own Marathi Lad Former Master Chef contestant Rishi Desai where he perform live cooking demonstration of Chicken Cafreal and Palak Paneer. Everyone enjoyed his mouth-watering delicacies. This program has received 100% appreciation and good success.

We thank to all attendees & Volunteers and also would like to extend our hands for sponsorship from Mrs Preetam Ganu and help from Ghanshyam.

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CRICKET MATCH 20-20 (14th DEC 2013)

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We had a wonderful and entertaining Cricket match 20-20 on Saturday. Thanks to all for your support which made the event successful. Many thanks to Ghanashyam Vaidya for Umpiring and Vrushali Sanap for lovely Samosas.

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DIWALI CELEBRATION (09th NOV 2013)

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On this special Diwali occasion all community came together with Great Spirit and enthusiasm. It was overwhelming response and many expressed feeling homely and family atmosphere suggesting maintaining the same spirit in coming years.

A BIG THANK-YOU from AMM to all Volunteers, Performers & Participants in Art & Craft, Cultural Programs and to the caterers who served delicious food.

“Mrudghand” publication is welcomed by everyone which is full of eloquent articles, Poems, Recipes and lot of information. Thanks to sponsors and all those who sent their articles. Please let us know if you need Old or New Mrudghand copies.

“Fireworks” were enjoyed by big & little ones having lots of joy and fun. Best wishes to all.

Every participant was rewarded by “Certificate of Appreciation” and a small gift  as a token of love and we hope such an exciting response from all of you will continue in future.

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MELODIOUS TUNES OF SAROD (26th OCT 2013)

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Everyone has enjoyed melodious musical evening with Pt. Rajan Kulkarni playing Sarod, which was accompanied by Kiran Mandpe on tabla. Our sincere thanks to everyone who helped to make this event successful that includes Mr & Mrs Chirmuley for hosting the event.
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BHONDALA (13th OCT 2013)

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This year’s Dasara was special for ladies. Girls to grannies participated in Bhondala in the Temple. After finishing pooja and special meal at home, dressed beautifully ladies gathered in the temple around 4:30. All had fun singing traditional bhondala songs and dancing on the steps directed by Himani. It was fun to guess each others Khirapat. Brought back childhood memories of lost fun to some, introduced a new fun to younger ones.

Thanks for your support.

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GANESH CHATURTHI (09th SEP 2013)

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I would like to thank you for all your help and support in making the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at Temple a great success yesterday. This year we had a unique feat of achievements:

Procession: It was first time event in the history of Adelaide that we had procession of Ganesha idol outside the temple. It was also a unique experience with “Shivgarjana Band” accompanying and the Lezims playing throughout. I am sure those who witnessed it will be uploading videos, photos and now links are available on the website http://www.adelaidemm.org.au/

Maha Prasad: We cooked “Masale Bhat” for more than 750 devotees who attended the function. I would like to thank all those who donated the ingredients, their time and effort in making the delicious rice and also at the same time make significant contribution to the donations raised during the event.
Donations: I am proud that we could donate $ 3500 to the temple on behalf of Marathi Community this year. This year the “Crowd management” and flow of events in spite of the procession and rain was excellent and I thank all the volunteers for their great help.
We personally would like to thank all for your help and support in organising this event and looking forward to meet you soon in upcoming AMM events.

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JATRA (4th May 2013)

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Thank you for overwhelming response on the day we celebrated Maharashtra Day on this year with a grand finale bash full of enjoyment, food, Flash-Mob, fancy dress, dancing and games. There was something for everybody in this Jatra. Have a look at the snaps below.

AMM committee 2012-13 likes to thank for all those who helped during this event.

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INDIAN MELA (06 April 2013)

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First time Adelaide Marathi Community participated in Indian Mela presented “Palakhi” with Lezim in Indian Mela on  06 April 2013 at Elders Park. As everyone knows that Palkhi is carrying sandals (Paduka) of Sant Dnyaneshwar ceremoniously from Alandi (Pune) to Pandharpur- the pilgrimage of devotees of Vitthal. Vitthal-temple, Pandharpur is the main centre of worship of the Hindu deity Vithoba – commonly called by the devotees. Vitthal is believed to be a local form of lord Krishna or Vishnu and his consort Rakhumai. It is the most visited temple in Maharashtra.

A dip in the holy river Chandrabhaga, on whose banks Pandharpur resides, is believed to have power to wash all sins.

Palkhi – is a very old tradition of Maharashtra, which is going on every year till today. People of all age group, common villagers to scholars, men, women and children walk with the Palkhi from Alandi to Pandharpur on the 11 day of month of Aashadh (June- July). Their devotion has become a topic of research and has attracted people from western world to study it. People who walk with the Palkhi religiously and regularly each year are called Warkaree and a group of warkaree carrying the Palkhi is called Dindi.

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MUKTAVISHKAR (5 April 2013) – Interview with Mukta Barve

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Althought Mukta Barve program was on weekday it was a spectacular success due to the large attendance of our community members which was rewarded by her fabulous performance.

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MAKAR SANKRANT (19 Jan 2013)

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Makar Sankrant celebration witnessed presence of record number of more than 125 people attending the show.

It was a multifaceted show with:

  • Interviews of New families to Adelaide and parents
  • Melodious singing by Mayuresh
  • Rashi – Swabhav – Darshan –  A great performance by Mr Panditrao Deshpande (Jyotish Shastri)
  • Solo Act by Anup Deshmukh
  • Extempore performance by Little ones: Anya Aiyyar, Shamika Gore and Om Aiyyar
  • Publication of first ever Magazine of AMM : “Mrudgandh”

It ended with everybody leaving fulfilled with Marathi Dinner: Shrikhand, Puri and Potato Bhaji…………………………

Thank you for all your support for this program.

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CHIMANRAO TE GANDHI  (18 Nov 2012) interview with Dilip Prabhavalkar

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I hope you all enjoyed the event and for those who couldn’t be there may get a glimpse of the show through these photographs. Thanks all the support community gave for this program and special thanks to Amol for taking such beautiful and memorable pictures.

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DIWALI CELEBRATION (29 Oct 2011)

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We had a fantastic event and overwhelming response.  Everyone participated enthusiastically in all games. Highlights of the events: Beautiful Rangoli, Fun games, Sumptuous food, Musical entertainment to name a few. All the attendees grace the occasion with their vibrant and colourful attire.

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DIWALI CELEBRATION (7th Nov 2010)

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AMM Diwali 2010 Celebrations were a great success! We were truly overwhelmed with the response and finally had to accommodate 165 people in the day long event although we had planned to limit the number to 100 only (limitations of the hall). We experienced the true spirit of Diwali exemplified in the event. People from all age groups  from Grandparents to Grandchildren actively participated in all activities of the event and shared the spirit of Diwali with an abundance of fun, food and laughter.

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DASARA CELEBRATION (17th Oct 2010)

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Adelaide Marathi Mandal Dasara event was a very joyous evening filled with fun, food, music and a genuine spirit of goodwill. We had close to 75 people participate in this informal event with a gharghuti feel to it.

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GANESH CHATURTHI CELEBRATION  (11 Sept 2010)

We were privileged to have two highly acclaimed celebrities from India in Dr. Shankar Abhyankar and Arati Ankalikar- Tikekar as our guests for this years Ganesh Chaturthi Celebrations. Dr. Shankar Abhyankar is an internationally acclaimed authority on Vedanta and has more than 30 books to his credit. The highlights of our program involved devotional bhajans sung by Arati and a thought provoking and insightful talk by Dr. Shankar Abhyankar on Science and Spirituality. It was also a wonderful experience for our local artist Ria Thakur to perform with Arati.

All throughout the program, the devotees were totally involved and we had no issues with crowd disturbances. All Marathi families actively volunteered to make the event successful and deserve full praise. Special thanks are due to Nandu Nandoskar and Huzi Bagaswarla for excellent program management. We received some negative feedback about the vegetable pulav (not tasty and oily). We will ensure that this is addressed before the next event.

Adelaide Marathi Community collectively donated more than $5000 to the temple. This included some significant individual donations (the donors have humbly requested not to promote their generosity).

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ARATI ANKALIKAR-TIKEKAR (9 Sept 2010)

Arati’s program was sold out a day before the nineth and we had to decline late requests for tickets. The audience was treated to a virtuoso performance for nearly 3 hours. At the end of the performance, Arati received a rapturous, standing ovation from the audience.

Arati won our hearts not only with her consummate musical skills but also with her unassuming nature. For someone who happens to be a leading artist in India, she carried herself with utmost humility. Arati not only graciously performed free of charge at the Hindu Temple but also enthusiastically helped Juthika in preparing modaks.

We were most encouraged with the event and hope to get Arati and other artists of similar caliber visit us again in the future.

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