Marathi Mandal is a non-profit organization at Iowa State University. The goal of Marathi Mandal is to introduce Maharashtrian Culture to the already diverse Iowa State University community. Maharashtra is a state in India with a rich cultural heritage. We celebrate Marathi festivals and various events showcasing Marathi Culture like traditional Marathi song, dance, theatre etc. We organize various discussions and lectures regarding Marathi culture like literature, current events etc. This is a great chance for people from other states and other countries to learn about Maharashtrian culture. We also have Marathi food nights (pot-luck) where people make Marathi food and we all come together and eat. We also collaborate with other student organizations like Sankalp and Indian Student Association to help them in their events.