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Brief History and Formation

Starting as an informal group of friends we revived the hibernating Marathi group activities and started with small family get-togethers 6 years ago. After debating the pros and cons of forming a formal group and agreeing that the pros outweigh the cons, Prasad and Ravi registered the group in November 2014 as per German law in the name of  Marathi Mitra Mandal Deutschland e. V. 

Today it is the biggest group for Marathi speaking community living in Germany, having over 1000 members on our Facebook page from all over Germany and number is constantly increasing every day. For Marathi speaking community living in Germany, our group is the first Germany wide officially registered platform for the Marathi speaking community to build up social and business contacts for those living in Germany or in India. 

Marathi Mitra Mandal Deutschland e.V.

Address: Neuer Weg 166,  47803 Krefeld, Germany 

Ravi Jathar


After studies(M.S. M.B.A.) and working in the US, Ravi (Ravidada, Ravikaka as known to  many) was transferred from Atlanta , USA to Krefeld,  Germany by his employer in1990.

Ravi was elected sports secretary of the engineering college, was the V.P. of Indo-american Association in Minneapolis USA and exec committee member of several other. In short, used to “Lashkar chya Bhakrya bhajne”...and enjoying it!

Ravi  lives in Krefeld with wife Nita. Two daughters Priti and Priya have already finished their studies and moved out of Krefeld to pursue their careers.

Pratiksha Manjrekar

Public Relation


I am Pratiksha. We, my husband and 9 year old son Tanmay ,have settled in Germany since 2008. Engineer by education and in the IT profession since 15 years, in parallel persuing  my passion for Bharatanatyam.

Love to meet people and be a part of events and that extra love for Marathi that brings us all together as Marathi Mitra Mandal Germany.

Jai Hind. Jai Maharashtra!

Prasad Bhalerao

Vice President

Hi everybody!  After studying Electrical Engineering from Mumbai, Karlsruhe and Berlin and moving around in different cities for work in Germany, presently I am based in the city of football - Dortmund.  Can’t believe!!  . .it’s almost 16 yrs now in Germany. Meeting new people, interacting with new culture always fascinated me and is also the reason to be active part and driving force behind Marathi Mitra Mandal Deutschland e.V.  Look forward to meeting you soon in one of the event of our e.V. 

Sachin Wagh

Secretary and treasurer

Post Graduate in Physical Chemistry & Business Administration, Professional with more than 15 years of work experience in Multinational companies, Based out of Düsseldorf from last 4 years