मकर संक्रांत लेख - उत्तरा भालेराव
On this auspicious day the Sun makes a transition to Makar (Capricorn) Rashi from Dhanu (Sagittarius) and starts moving north (uttarayan) Makar Sankranti symbolizes a new beginning for everyone.
MMTB celebrates Sankrant with all the aspects of its cultural significance of Haldi-Kunku for the ladies and Bornaan for little kids along with appropriate competitions for the occasion.
A short program is designed in the form of marathi quiz shows, antakshari, and other games for members.
Tilgul and Tilachi poli the traditional delicacies for the occasion are served at the event dinner.
Celebrated in the second or third week of January every year !!
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Holi - The Festival Of Colors
The festival of Holi falls in Falgun, the last month of the Marathi Shaka calendar.
MMTB celebrates this one event out-door at state parks, in the form of a “Day out picnic” having fun and food.
Out-door activities,games and competitions are planned for all age groups.
This event coincides with easter in close proximity therefore an Egg hunt is carried out for the Tiny-tots.
Eco-friendly and dry colors are used for enjoying this colorful festival.
Celebrated in the second or third week of March every year!
Marathi name for Chaitra Shukla Pratipada 1st day of the Hindu calendar. Also celebrated as the Marathi New Year.
MMTB celebrates “Gudi Padwa” the Marathi new year with Grandeur !!
A Gudhi Poojan is done by either new members or parents of members visiting Tampa.
On this event a program (Approx 2 hours) is planned with local talents from our community or by bringing in programs through BMM.
followed by a dinner with maharashtrian festival delicacies.
Celebrated in the second or third week of April every year!!
A Ten day festival celebrated in the month ‘Bhadrapada’ (August or September) Spans from Ganesh Chaturthi to Anant Chaturdashi.
MMTB celebrates the event with the same zeal and enthusiasm, as in Maharashtra.
The event opens with the Ganapati Poojan and Aartis followed by Modak Prasad. On this event a program (Approx 2 hours) is planned with local talents from our community or by bringing in programs through BMM. Followed by a dinner with festival delicacies.
Celebrated in the August/ September depending in the thithi every year !!
Diwali (Festival of Lights)
The Festival is celebrated all over the world. A grandeur of the festivities are lights, food an family. An ancient Hindu festival celebrated in autumn every year. Spiritually, signifies the victory of light.
MMTB celebrates this event keeping up with the festivities.
This program is dedicated to showcase the talents of our kids. Group entries are called upon and a thorough cultural event is planned with the focus on kids. Various competitions like Faral, Rangoli, Aakash Kandil are organized at the event, for our members to bring up their talents.
AGM for the year and the financials are shared with all members.
Celebrated in the October/ November depending in the tithi every year !!