Bringing People Together
San Antonio Maharashtra Mandal (SAMM) is a Texas 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered and designated as an exempt organization with the IRS. All contributions and donations received by us are tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) section 170.
Founded in 2018, the Mandal has a membership of over 90 households who share the rich traditions, language and culture of the state of Maharashtra, India. We share a common goal to foster our heritage and create a home away from home.
The Mandal organizes cultural programs and outdoor activities to relive traditions, celebrate festivals and bring the community together. In addition, we participate in the annual Diwali SA festival sponsored by the City of San Antonio. Our talented members showcase the rich and diverse cultures within the state of Maharashtra through music and folk dance.
A key initiative of the Mandal is the San Antonio Marathi Shala or SAMS, which is an independently operated school teaching Marathi language to our youth. Marathi language is a gateway to Marathi culture and heritage. The awesome teachers at SAMS offer engaging instruction to our children to develop fluency in verbal, reading and written skills. For more information visit SAMS or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome all Maharashtrians in San Antonio to be part of the Mandal – join SAMM and be part of the family! For more information email us at email@example.com.