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Maharashtra
महाराष्ट्र
From Top-left in clockwise direction: The Gateway of India, The Ajanta Caves, Ganesh Chaturthi and a statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
Location of Maharashtra in India
Coordinates 18°58′N 72°49′E / 18.96°N 72.82°E / 18.96; 72.82
Country  India
District(s) 35
Established 1 May 1960
(Maharashtra Day)
Capital Mumbai
Largest city Mumbai
Governor K. Sankaranarayanan
Chief Minister Ashok Chavan
Dy. Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal
Legislature (seats) Bicameral (288 + 78)
Population
Density
96752247 (2nd)
314.42 /km2 (814 /sq mi)
Official languages Marathi[1][2]
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Area 307713 km2 (118809 sq mi)[3]
ISO 3166-2 IN-MH
Website maharashtra.gov.in
Seal of the State of Maharashtra
.Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र mahārāṣṭra, IPA About this sound [məharaːʂʈrə] ) is a state located in the western part of peninsular India.^ Geography : Maharashtra is located on the western sea coastline of India.
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^ Maharashtra is India's third largest and also one of the richest state located in western India with population 9.4%.The name ‘Maharashtra’ first appeared in 7th century in the account of a Chinese traveler, Hiuen-Tsang.
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^ Located in the northern center of peninsular India, Maharashtra is surrounded by the Arabian sea in the west, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh on the north, Madhya Pradesh in the east and Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh on the south.
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.It is India's third largest state by area and second largest by population.^ Maharashtra is the third largest state in India both in area and population.
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^ Maharashtra is the third-largest state of India, both in area and population.
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^ Maharashtra is India's third largest and also one of the richest state located in western India with population 9.4%.The name ‘Maharashtra’ first appeared in 7th century in the account of a Chinese traveler, Hiuen-Tsang.
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It is also the richest state in India[4], contributing to 15% of the country's industrial output and 13.2% of its GDP in year 2005-06.[5][6][7][8]
.Maharashtra is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Gujarat and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the northwest, Madhya Pradesh to the northeast, Chhattisgarh to the east, Karnataka to the south, Andhra Pradesh to the southeast, and Goa to the southwest.^ Maharashtra shares boundaries with the states of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli.
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^ Madhya Pradesh surrounds Maharashtra from the northern and the eastern side whereas Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh lie to its south.
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^ It is encircled by the Arabian sea in the west and by Gujarat in the north.
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.The state covers an area of 307,731 km2 (118,816 sq mi) or 9.84% of the total geographical area of India.^ The state of Maharashtra has an area of 307,713 sq.
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^ Occupying an area of 118,800 sq mi (307,690 sq km), it covers much of the Deccan plateau, containing the valleys of the Krishna , Bhima , and Godavari rivers.
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^ Shirdi: Shirdi is a very small village, covering area of 1.3 km, in the Ahmednagar district of the Indian state of Maharashtra, it has become famous as the abode of the saint Shri Sai Baba.
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.Mumbai, the capital city of the state, is India's largest city and the financial capital of the nation.^ Mumbai, India’s commercial capital is the capital of Maharashtra.
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^ India's States: National capital territory: Delhi Andhra Pradesh .
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^ Film City : Mumbai Film City is also sometimes called Bollywood.The Film City is located away from the city life, on a secluded piece of land in the vicinity of Aarey Colony near National park.
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Marathi is the official and most widely spoken language.
.In the 17th Century, the Marathas rose under the leadership of Chhatrapati Shivaji against the Mughals who were ruling a large part of India.^ In the 17th Century, the Marathas rose under the leadership of Shivaji Raje Bhosale against the Mughals who were ruling a large part of India.
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^ The Marathas emerged as a strong power under Shivaji who ruled from 1646 to 1680.
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^ The Peshwas who succeeded Shivaji built up a Maratha empire which extended from Gwalior in the north to Tanjore in the south, till the 18th century after which the British exercised their influence in this region.
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.After the third Anglo-Maratha war, the empire ended and most of Maharashtra became part of Bombay state under a British Raj.^ Maharashtra Vast and rugged, the modern state of MAHARASHTRA , the third largest in India, was created in 1960 from the Marathi-speaking regions of what was previously Bombay State.

^ People came from all over India—from as far north as Jammu and Kashmir (the most northern state in India) to south India and throughout Maharashtra in the west.
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^ As the NGO Sathi points out in its "Report on Health Inequities in Maharashtra," the rural parts of the state have 22 hospital beds per lakh of population.
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.After Indian independence, Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti demanded unification of all Marathi speaking regions under one state.^ From the time of the epic Mahabharatha, the region called Vidharba is one besides Marathwada, which comprises Maharashtra today.
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^ The 17th century heralded the sudden rise in power of the Maraths-Marathi speaking hindu warriors of the region.
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^ One of the largest states of India, in terms of population as well as area, Maharashtra is a place where sylvan stillness of the countryside mingles beautifully with the hubbub of the city life.
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At that time Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was of opinion that linguistic reorganizaion of states should be done with - "One state - One language" principle and not with "One language - One state" principle. .He submitted a memorandum to the reorganization commission stating that, " Single Government can not administer such a huge state as United Maharashtra.^ United forum submitted the Memorandum .
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^ The state of Maharashtra forms a huge irregular triangle with its base on the west coast of India, overlooking the Arabian Sea.
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^ Today the Maharashtra government and other states view Ralegaon Sidhi as a role model for other villages.
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[9] . .The first state reorganization committee created the current Maharashtra state on May 1, 1960 (known as Maharashtra Day).^ When India won independence in 1947, the area was known as Bombay state; it was divided on linguistic lines in 1960, creating Gujarat in the north and Maharashtra in the south.
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^ I have created a customized Google web search engine for Maharashtra and all the other states of India.

^ Maharashtra Day and Celebration of Achievementson 1st May 2005 .
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.The Marathi-speaking areas of Bombay state, Deccan states and Vidarbha (which was part of Central Provinces and Berar) united ,under the agreement known as Nagpur Pact, to form the current state.^ Intensifying their efforts for a separate state, 68 political parties and other groups Thursday issued a call for "Vidarbha shutdown" Jan 20 and also formed a united front - Vidarbha Nirman Sangram Samiti - to pressurise the central government to concede the demand.
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^ When India won independence in 1947, the area was known as Bombay state; it was divided on linguistic lines in 1960, creating Gujarat in the north and Maharashtra in the south.
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^ And in 2000, for the first time, a Watershed Development Fund was established at NABARD. This fund gave states access to credit for the purpose of treating even larger areas under watershed development.
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Contents

History

Painting from the Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, sixth century.
.The Nāsik Gazetteer states that in 246 BCE Maharashtra is mentioned as one of the places to which mauryan emperor Asoka sent an embassy, and Mahārashtraka is recorded in a Chālukyan inscription of 580 CE as including three provinces and 99,000 villages.^ Access points of Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra too is quite developed thereby providing easy accessibility with other places apart from the state itself.
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^ One of the largest states of India, in terms of population as well as area, Maharashtra is a place where sylvan stillness of the countryside mingles beautifully with the hubbub of the city life.
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^ Maharashtra-truly the heart of India, is one of the major travel states of central India.
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[10][11] .The name Maharashtra also appeared in a 7th century inscription and in the account of a Chinese traveler, Hiuen-Tsang.^ History According to a 7th century inscription the state's name 'Maharashtra', was discovered.
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^ It is also mentioned in a Chinese traveler's account.
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In 90 A.D. Vedishri,[12] son of the Satavahana king Satakarni, the "Lord of Dakshinapatha, wielder of the unchecked wheel of Sovereignty", made Junnar, thirty miles north of Pune, the capital of his kingdom. .In the early fourteenth century the Devgiri Yadavs were overthrown by the northern Muslim powers.^ In the early fourteenth century the Devgiri Yadavs were defeated by the northern Muslim powers.
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^ The Mughals then started expanding their power to the southern India and further dominated India till the early eighteenth century.
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^ While the shrines situated here dates back to the prehistoric period, it is believed that A Yadav King built this temple as early as thirteen century.
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Then on, the region was administered by various kingdoms called Deccan Sultanates.[13]

Pre Medieval history

.Not much is known about Maharashtra's early history, and its recorded history dates back to the 3rd century B.C.E., with the use of Maharashtri Prakrit, one of the Prakrits derived from Sanskrit.^ Maharashtra is known for its caves, some of which date back to 200 BC. The Buddhist paintings in the rock-cut Ajanta and Ellora caves ( Aurangabad district) are World Heritage sites.
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^ While the shrines situated here dates back to the prehistoric period, it is believed that A Yadav King built this temple as early as thirteen century.
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^ Tracing back the findings of the historians it is said that Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra originated in the early years of 1215.
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Later, Maharashtra became a part of the Magadha empire, ruled by emperor Ashoka. .The port town of Sopara, north of present day Mumbai, was the centre of ancient India's commerce, with links to Eastern Africa, Mesopotamia, Aden and Cochin.^ Heart To Heart Counselling Centre (Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra) The Heart to Heart Counselling Centre , based in Mumbai ( Bombay ) India, a registered social organization devoted to help society in the area of mental & emotional health.

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.With the disintegration of the Mauryan Empire, a local dynasty called Satavahanas came into prominence in Maharashtra between 230 BCE and 225 CE The period saw the biggest cultural development of Maharashtra.^ TECH SOLUTIONS (Mumbai Maharashtra) Tech Solutions is a IT company which is into Customised software Development , IT security Audits , Mobile based Applications development and much more...

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^ The most prominent on the industrial and financial map of India, Maharashtra is one of the most well developed states of the country.
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The Satavahana's official language was Maharashtri, which later developed into Marathi. .The great ruler Gautamiputra Satkarni (also known as "Shalivahan") ruled around 78 CE He started the Shalivahana era, a new calendar, still used by Maharashtrian populace and as the Indian national calendar.^ Ruled by a coalition of the Indian National Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, Maharashtra continued to record a high inciden ce of custodial deaths and extrajudicial executions.
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The empire gradually disintegrated in the third century.
.During (250 CE – 525 CE), Vidarbha, the eastern region of Maharashtra, came under the rule of Vakatakas.^ Ruled by a coalition of the Indian National Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, Maharashtra continued to record a high inciden ce of custodial deaths and extrajudicial executions.
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^ The media houses and journalists and religious minorities in Maharashtra came under attacks from Hindu fundamentalists.
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^ Andhra Pradesh (16 districts), Karnataka (6 districts), Kerala (3 districts) and Maharashtra (6 districts of Vidarbha region).
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During this period, development of arts, religion and technology flourished. Later, in 753 CE, the region was governed by the Rashtrakutas, an empire that spread over most of India. In 973 CE, the Chalukyas of Badami expelled the Rashtrakutas, then the region came under the Yadavas of Deogiri.

Islamic rule

.Maharashtra came under Islamic influence for the first time after the Delhi Sultanate rulers Ala-ud-din Khalji, and later Muhammad bin Tughluq conquered parts of the Deccan in the 13th century.^ From the middle of the 17th century, a new group of warrior people came to dominate the scene in Maharashtra and elsewhere in India called Marathas.
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^ Shivaji was the first great ruler of Marathas and it was he who paved the way for future Maratha influence on India.
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^ Mughal rulers from Delhi tried their best to keep this region under their control.
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After the collapse of the Tughlaqs in 1347, the Bahmani Sultanate of Gulbarga took over, governing the region for the next 150 years. After the breakup of the Bahamani sultanate, in 1518, Maharashtra split into and was ruled by five Shahdoms: namely Nizamshah of Ahmednagar, Adilshah of Bijapur,Qutubshah of Govalkonda, Bidarshah of Bidar and Imadshah of Berar.

Rise of the Marathas

The Maratha Empire in 1760. The last Hindu empire of India.
Chhattrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale, founder of the Maratha Empire.
By the early seventeenth century, the Maratha Empire began to take root. Shahaji Bhosale, an ambitious local general in the employ of the Mughals and Adil Shah of Bijapur, at various times attempted to establish his independent rule. The attempts succeeded through his son Shivaji Bhosale. Marathas were led by Chhattrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale, who was crowned king in 1674. Shivaji constantly battled with the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb and Adil Shah of Bijapur. .By the time of his death in 1680, Shivaji had created a kingdom covering most of Maharashtra and nearly half of India today (except the Aurangabad district which was part of the Nizam's territory) and Gujarat in very small life span.^ Idemi (Mumbai Maharashtra) We provide training course in "Industrial Automation " Full time as well as Part-Time covering Electrical Automation Electronic Automation PLC HMI SCADA Energy Conservation...

^ Bu t when Bombay is to b e a separate Province it will take a l ong time to make Maharashtrians part with their territory to make Bombay greater and viable.
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^ Broader terms: Maharashtra, India (State) Intellectual life .

Shivaji's son and successor Chhatrapatti Sambhaji Bhosale became the ruler of the Maratha kingdom in 1680. He was captured, tortured and brutally put to death by Aurangzeb.
Rajaram's nephew & Sambhaji's son, Shahu Bhosale declared himself to be the legitimate heir to the Bhosale throne. In 1714, Shahu's Peshwa (chief minister) Balaji Vishwanath, helped him seize the Maratha throne in 1708, with some acrimony from Rajaram's widow, Tara Bai.

Peshwas

.The Peshwas (prime ministers) played an important role in expanding the Maratha Empire in Northern and Central India.^ The Indo-German watershed program in particular, along with the implementing agency WOTR, has played an important role in training.
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^ Institutions at the micro and macro level have played an important role in successful implementation of the work.
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They were also decisive in many battles, like Moropant Pingale in 1670’s Dindori battle against the Mughals, Ramchandra Amatya in 1690’s Satara Battle against the Mughals and, the Pant Pratinidhi Peshwa. .By 1760, the Maratha Empire spread across parts of Punjab (in today's Pakistan), Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Uttar Pradesh, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Karnataka.^ Bombay was never a part of the Maratha Empire .
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^ Maharashtra shares it is borders with Gujarat , Madhya Pradesh , Chhattisgarh , Andhra Pradesh , Karnataka , and Goa .
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^ It is not the opportunity to speak a language, but opportunity to live a peaceful life, earn a living and do business that gets people to Maharashtra or Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh.

Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath, of the Bhat family, and his son, Baji Rao I, bureaucratised the Maratha state. They systematised the practice of tribute gathering from Mughal territories, under the heads of sardesmukhi and chauth (the two terms corresponding to the proportion of revenue collected). They also consolidated Mughal-derived methods of assessment and collection of land revenue and other taxes. .Much of the revenue terminology used in Peshwa documents derives from Persian, suggesting a far greater continuity between Mughal and Maratha revenue practice than may be politically palatable in the present day.^ As I have already said if proper accounting of revenue and expenditure was made Bombay on the basis of present lev e l of taxation may not be a self-sufficient Province.
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.At the same time, the maritime Angre clan controlled a fleet of vessels based in Kolaba and other centres of the west coast.^ The state of Maharashtra is located on the west coast of India and reaches deep into the centre of peninsular India .
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^ Health workers and other medical professionals will receive supplemental education at the same time, so that they may teach and reinforce the information available to mothers and communities.
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These ships posed a threat not only to the new English settlement of Mumbai, but to the Portuguese at Goa, Bassein, and Daman.
On the other hand, there emerged a far larger domain of activity away from the original heartland of the Marathas, which was given over to subordinate chiefs as fiefs. Gwalior was given to Scindia/Shinde, Indore to Holkar, Baroda to Gaekwad and Dhar to Pawar. Bhonsles remained in power in Nagpur even after loss of Marathas at Panipat in 1818, till 1853. Nagpur Kingdom was the last of the Kingdoms or Princely States in entire India to be annexed to British India in 1853.
After suffering a stinging defeat at the hands of Afghan chieftain Ahmad Shah Abdali, in the Third Battle of Panipat in 1761, the Maratha Confederacy broke into regional kingdoms.
.Post-Panipat, the Peshwa's ex-generals looked after the regional kingdoms they had earned and carved out for themselves in the service of Peshwas covering north-central and Deccan regions of India.^ The Chief of Operations will spell out the priorities and policy guidelines, coordinate services of various departments and agencies including national and international aid agencies, and central government agencies.
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^ But, as has already been pointed out, this monopoly, they have been able to establish because of the profits they were able to make which were the result of the privileges given to them by the East India C o mpany on their settlement in Bombay.
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^ That is the only way by which they can protect the capitalists if they are out to protect capitalists in general and not the Gujarathi capitalists of Bombay in particular.
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Pune continued to be ruled by what was left of the Peshwa family.

British rule and post-independence

Bal Gangadhar Tilak, the "Father of the Indian unrest and Hindu nationalism."[14]
.With the arrival and subsequent involvement of the British East India Company in Indian politics, the Marathas and the British fought the three Anglo-Maratha wars between 1777 and 1818, culminating in the annexation of Peshwa-ruled territory in Maharashtra in 1819, which heralded the end of the Maratha empire.^ Ruled by a coalition of the Indian National Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, Maharashtra continued to record a high inciden ce of custodial deaths and extrajudicial executions.
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.The British governed the region as part of the Bombay Presidency, which spanned an area from Karachi in Pakistan to most of the northern Deccan.^ So long as Bombay remained part of Maharashtra it did not ma t te r to Maharashtrians In which administrative area a portion of Maharashtra was inc l uded.
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A number of the Maratha states persisted as princely states, retaining local autonomy in return for acknowledging British sovereignty. .The largest princely states in the territory of present-day Maharashtra were Nagpur, Satara and Kolhapur; Satara was annexed to Bombay Presidency in 1848, and Nagpur was annexed in 1853 to become Nagpur Province, later part of the Central Provinces.^ States within Bombay Presidency .
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^ One of the largest states of India, in terms of population as well as area, Maharashtra is a place where sylvan stillness of the countryside mingles beautifully with the hubbub of the city life.
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^ India's administrative divisions consists of the national capital territory of Delhi, 28 states with their own local governments, and six centrally administered union territories.
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.Berar, which had been part of the Nizam of Hyderabad's kingdom, was occupied by the British in 1853 and annexed to the Central Provinces in 1903. A large part of present day Maharashtra called Marathwada remained part of the Nizam's Hyderabad state during British rule.^ During the freedom struggle against the Britishers, Maharashtra always remained at forefront.
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^ The idea of crea ting sub-Provinces has originated from the spokes m en of the Marathi-speaking districts of Central P r ovinces and Berar.
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^ That is why I insist that all parts of Maharashtra should be merged together in a single province.
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The British rule was marked by social reforms and an improvement in infrastructure as well as revolts due to their discriminatory policies. At the beginning of the 20th century, the struggle for independence took shape led by Bal Gangadhar Tilak and the moderates like Justice Mahadev Govind Ranade, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Vinayak Damodar Savarkar, Pherozeshah Mehta and Dadabhai Naoroji. In 1942, the Quit India Movement was called by Mahatma Gandhi which was marked by a non-violent civil disobedience movement and strikes.
.After India's independence in 1947, the princely states were integrated into the Indian Union, and the Deccan States including Kolhapur were integrated into Bombay State, which was created from the former Bombay Presidency in 1950. In 1956, the States Reorganisation Act reorganized the Indian states along linguistic lines, and Bombay Presidency State was enlarged by the addition of the predominantly Marathi-speaking regions of Marathwada (Aurangabad Division) from erstwhile Hyderabad state and Vidarbha region (Amravati and Nagpur divisions) from Madhya Pradesh (formerly the Central Provinces and Berar).^ States within Bombay Presidency .
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^ Marathi speaking Districts of Hyderabad State .
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.On May 1, 1960, Maharashtra came into existence when Bombay Presidency State was split into the new linguistic states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.^ States within Bombay Presidency .
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^ Or, is it that they believed in the principle of Linguistic Provinces but hurried to disavow it when they realized that the admission of the principle involves the surrender of Bombay to Maharashtra.
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^ If the owners and capitalists of Bombay are to be pro t ect e d by the exclusion of Bombay from Maharashtra because Maharashtrians belong to the working classes, what is the method they suggest for protecting the capitalists of Gujarat from the working classes of Gujarat.
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.Yashwantrao Chavan became the first Chief Minister of Maharashtra.^ Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University .

Geography

Pune is located at the confluence of the Mula and Mutha rivers.
The Arabian Sea in Mahad
.Maharashtra encompasses an area of 308,000 km² (119,000 mi²), and is the third largest state in India.^ Map of Maharashtra - Population: 96.75 million (2001) - Area: 308,121 sq.km.
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^ Maharashtra accounts for a third of all farm suicides within these States.
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.It is bordered by the states of Madhya Pradesh to the north, Chhattisgarh to the east, Andhra Pradesh to the southeast, Karnataka to the south, and Goa to the southwest.^ People came from all over India—from as far north as Jammu and Kashmir (the most northern state in India) to south India and throughout Maharashtra in the west.
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^ Out of the 1 , 5 0,000 farm er suicides in India between 1997 and 2005, over 89,000 occurred in just four States: Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Madhya Pradesh (including Chhattisgarh).
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^ It is not the opportunity to speak a language, but opportunity to live a peaceful life, earn a living and do business that gets people to Maharashtra or Karnataka or Andhra Pradesh.

.The state of Gujarat lies to the northwest, with the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli sandwiched in between.^ Dadra & Nagar Haveli Facts Area: 491 sq km Population: (2001) 138,000 Google Earth Dadra and Nagar Haveli Zoomable satellite view and map of Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
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^ India's administrative divisions consists of the national capital territory of Delhi, 28 states with their own local governments, and six centrally administered union territories.
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.The Arabian Sea makes up Maharashtra's west coast.^ Sea Green Hotel   145, Marine Drive, Churchgate Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 020 Located Facing Arabian Sea, Marine Drive, 25 km from the Sahar Int.
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.The Western Ghats better known as Sahyadri, are a hilly range running parallel to the coast, at an average elevation of 1,200 metres (4,000 ft).^ Inland, parallel to the sea, and never further than 100km from it, the mighty Western Ghats rise abruptly.

.Kalsubai, a peak in the Sahyadris,near Nashik City is the highest elevated point in Maharashtra.^ S.T. Stand, Shivajinagar Pune, Maharashtra 411 005 Located Near Pune City, 8 km from the airport, 3 km from the railway station, and Close to the bus stand.
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^ Nataraj Hotel   Nasik - Pune Road, Nashik Road Nashik, Maharashtra 422 101 Located A city hotel - National Highway, 2 km from the Nashik Road railway station, and 6 km from the Nashik bus stand.
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To the west of these hills lie the Konkan coastal plains, 50–80 kilometres in width. To the east of the Ghats lies the flat Deccan Plateau. .The Western Ghats form one of the three watersheds of India, from which many South Indian rivers originate, notable among them being Godavari River, and Krishna, which flow eastward into the Bay of Bengal, forming one of the greatest river basins in India.^ Unisoft Technologies (nagpur Maharashtra) Unisoft Education ventured into High-end IT certification training in 2000 and has evolved to be one of India 's largest high-end IT training company.

^ One side of this triangle is formed by the Western Coast Line of India between Daman in the North and Karwar in the South.
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.The Ghats are also the source of numerous small rivers which flow westwards, emptying into the Arabian Sea.^ Puducherry consists of four small unconnected districts: Pondicherry, Karaikal, and Yanam on the Bay of Bengal and Mahé on the Arabian Sea.
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To the east are major rivers like Vainganga, which flow to the south and eventually into the Bay of Bengal.
.There are many multi-state irrigation projects in development, including Godavari River Basin Irrigation Projects.^ After much trial and error, however, there are a sufficient number of pilot projects and successful replications to lead the state in a positive direction.
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^ The amount released included Rs 784 crore for waiver of interest on loans taken by farmers and about Rs 700 crore for irrigation projects.
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The plateau is composed of black basalt soil, rich in humus. .This soil is well suited for cultivating cotton, and hence is often called black cotton soil.^ For example, the black cotton soils of Maharashtra have lost 50% of their productivity.
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.Western Maharashtra, which includes the districts of Nashik, Ahmadnagar, Pune, Satara, Solapur, Sangli and Kolhapur, is a prosperous belt famous for its sugar factories.^ CADDsoft Solutions (Nashik Maharashtra) The courses offered by us are as follows: Training in AutoCAD Training in CAD Customization includes: - AutoCAD Customization - AutoLISP , VisualLISP & DCL - AutoCAD VBA - ObjectARX ...

^ Nataraj Hotel   Nasik - Pune Road, Nashik Road Nashik, Maharashtra 422 101 Located A city hotel - National Highway, 2 km from the Nashik Road railway station, and 6 km from the Nashik bus stand.
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^ Shri J.N.More DS Satara retention at Satara, Shri S.N.Gaikwad Goa to Kolhapur, Shri V.V.Joshi Ratnagiri to Pune, Shri V.D.Golase Retention at Kolhapur, Shri V.B.Khaire Sangli to Pune, Shri P.D.Bagde Satara to Nashik Shri D.B.Dandage retention at Amarawati and the cases of Dropped out.
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Farmers in the region are economically well off due to fertile land and good irrigation.[citation needed]

Hill stations of Maharashtra

.Maharashtra has several breathtaking hill views and hill stations.^ Miniature train to Matheran antastic views across the Western Ghats on the relaxing journey to this hill station.

^ Mount View Resort Hotel   Mumbai Pune Road Khandala, Maharashtra 410 301 120 km from the airport, 0.2 km from the railway station, and 3 km from the bus stand.
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^ Frichley Hill, Tungarli Lonavala, Maharashtra 410 401 70 km from the Pune Airport, 3 km from the Lonavla railway station, and 3 km from the Lonavla bus stand.
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Most of these were established during the British colonial rule, as a retreat from the scorching summer heat. These hill stations attract domestic and foreign tourists in large numbers.
.Some popular hill stations are Matheran, Lonavla, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Bhandardara, Malshej Ghat, Amboli, Chikhaldara, Panhala, Sawantvadi, Toranmal, Jawhar, etc.^ Satara Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 412 806 Located (Hill Station Resort) Opp.
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^ Frichley Hill, Tungarli Lonavala, Maharashtra 410 401 70 km from the Pune Airport, 3 km from the Lonavla railway station, and 3 km from the Lonavla bus stand.
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Places of scientific significance

A crater lake is situated on the outskirts of Lonar town in district Buldhana, Maharashtra. The impact of a huge meteor that descended on earth from space carved out a bowl roughly 1.8 kilometre in diameter believed to be formed 50,000 years ago. The size and age make it the largest and oldest meteoric crater in the world. It precedes its nearest rival, the Canyon Diablo in Arizona in the United States, by a clear 2.30 centuries. Today, Lonar Lake is the third largest natural salt-water lake in the world. The peculiarity about the Lonar crater is that it is almost perfectly circular in shape. Apart from scientific significance Lonar also occupies a place of prominence in ancient Indian scripts. According to Sanskrit literature, Lonar was called ‘Viraj Kshetra’ in ancient times[citation needed].

Protected areas of Maharashtra

.Several wildlife sanctuaries, national parks and Project Tiger reserves have been created in Maharashtra, with the aim of conserving the rich bio-diversity of the region.^ HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICT Tiger terror in Chandrapur The forest regions in Brahmapuri and Chandrapur regions in Maharashtra are the scene of a spurt in tiger attacks for the last two years.
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^ WILDLIFE HABITAT Coal mining threatens tigers in Maharashtra Proposals for mining in the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve are awaiting clearance from New Delhi.
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.As of May 2004, India has 92 national parks, of which five are located in Maharashtra.^ Sunderban Hotel   19, Koregaon Park, Next to Osho Commune International Pune, Maharashtra 411 001 Located Adjasant to Osho Commune.
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^ Palmbeach Marg, Vashi Mumbai, Maharashtra Located Infotech Park, Vashi, 35 km from the Sahar Airport, 3 km from the Vashi railway station, and 1 km from the Vashi bus stand.
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^ Airport, Wardha Road Nagpur, Maharashtra 440 025 Located On national Highway No.7 and Opp.
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.A large percentage of Maharashtra's forests and wildlife lie in the Vidarbha region.^ HUMAN-WILDLIFE CONFLICT Tiger terror in Chandrapur The forest regions in Brahmapuri and Chandrapur regions in Maharashtra are the scene of a spurt in tiger attacks for the last two years.
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^ Andhra Pradesh (16 districts), Karnataka (6 districts), Kerala (3 districts) and Maharashtra (6 districts of Vidarbha region).
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.
Lions at the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the world's largest national park within city limits.
  • Chandoli National Park, located in Sangli district has a vast variety of flora and fauna.^ Nataraj Hotel   Nasik - Pune Road, Nashik Road Nashik, Maharashtra 422 101 Located A city hotel - National Highway, 2 km from the Nashik Road railway station, and 6 km from the Nashik bus stand.
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    The famous Prachitgad Fort and Chandoli dam and scenic water falls can be found around Chandoli National Park.
  • Gugamal National Park, also known as Melghat Tiger Reserve is located in Amravati district. .It is 80 km away from Amravati.
  • Navegaon National Park, located near Gondia in the eastern region of Vidarbha is home to many species of birds, deer, bears and leopards.
  • Pench National Park, in Nagpur district, extends into Madhya Pradesh as well.^ S.T. Stand, Shivajinagar Pune, Maharashtra 411 005 Located Near Pune City, 8 km from the airport, 3 km from the railway station, and Close to the bus stand.
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    ^ Sanpada Railway Station Mumbai, Maharashtra Located Very near the Belapur Rich Industrial Belt, 22 km from the airport, and Opposite the Sanpanda railway station.
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    ^ Swiss Resort Hotel   Near Lonavala Railway Staion Lonavala, Maharashtra 410 401 Located Peaceful and quiet location, 1.5 km from the Lonavala railway station, and 2 km from the Lonavala bus stand.
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    .It has now been upgraded into a Tiger project.
  • Sanjay Gandhi National Park, also known as Borivali National Park is located in Mumbai and is the world's largest national park within city limits.
  • Sagareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, a man made wildlife sanctuary situated 30 km from Sangli.^ Sea Green Hotel   145, Marine Drive, Churchgate Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 020 Located Facing Arabian Sea, Marine Drive, 25 km from the Sahar Int.
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    ^ Box 8283, Juhu Tara Road Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 049 Located Juhu Beach, 6 km from the Chatrapati Shivaji Intl.
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    ^ Citizen Hotel   960, Juhu Tara Road,, Juhu Beach Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 049 Located Right on Juhu Beach, 9 km from the Ch.
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    .Ancient temples of Lord Shiva and Jain Temple of Parshwanath located in Sagareshwar are a major attraction.
  • Tadoba Andhari Tiger Project, a prominent tiger reserve near Chandrapur in Vidarbha.^ Prominently located near major business houses and shopping centers, 4 km from the Lohogaon Airport, 3 km from the Pune railway station, and 3 km from the Pune bus stand.
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    ^ Woodland Hotel   Sadhu Vaswani Circle,, Near Pune Railway Station Pune, Maharashtra 411 001 Located Prominently located amidst all the Central Govt.
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    It is 40 km away from Chandrapur.
.Apart from these, Maharashtra has 35 wildlife sanctuaries spread all over the state, listed here.^ I have created a customized Google web search engine for Maharashtra and all the other states of India.

^ Maharashtra accounts for a third of all farm suicides within these States.
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^ Here is an article about the state of public schools in Maharashtra.

[15] The Nagzira (Bhandara district), Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary are the important ones.
.Apart from the above, Matheran, a Hill station near Mumbai has been declared an eco-sensitive zone (protected area) by the Government of India.^ Manali Hotel   74, Manchhubhai Road, Malad ( East) Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 097 Located Near Suburban railway station (Malad), Govt.
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^ Royal Hotel   Kasturba Road Matheran, Maharashtra 410 102 Located Centrally located, 108 km from the Mumbai Airport, and Close to Matheran railway station.
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^ Raigad Matheran, Maharashtra 410 102 100 km from the Mumbai Airport, and 1 km from the Matheran railway station.
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Economy

Year Gross Domestic Product (millions of INR)
1980 166,310
1985 296,160
1990 644,330
1995 1,578,180
2000 2,386,720
2005 3,759,150[16]
Nariman Point, in Mumbai, is a prime financial district in Maharashtra.
.Favourable economic policies in the 1970s led to Maharashtra becoming India's leading industrial state in the last quarter of 20th century.^ Maharashtra Vast and rugged, the modern state of MAHARASHTRA , the third largest in India, was created in 1960 from the Marathi-speaking regions of what was previously Bombay State.

^ The States and Union Territories of India page was last modified on: Friday, 24-Jul-2009 18:51:22 CEST .
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^ I have created a customized Google web search engine for Maharashtra and all the other states of India.

Over 41% of the S&P CNX 500 conglomerates have corporate offices in Maharashtra. However, regions within Maharashtra show wide disparity in development. .Mumbai, Pune and western Maharashtra are the most developed.^ TECH SOLUTIONS (Mumbai Maharashtra) Tech Solutions is a IT company which is into Customised software Development , IT security Audits , Mobile based Applications development and much more...

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.These areas also dominate the politics and bureaucracy of the state.^ As a dominant community it becomes a sole h e ir to all political power, which the area gets.
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This has led to resentment among less developed regions like Vidarbha, Marathwada, and Konkan.
Maharashtra's gross state domestic product for 2008 is forecast to be at $150 billion at current market prices. The state's debt was estimated at 36 per cent of GDP in 2005.[17]
.In 2007 Maharashtra reported a revenue surplus of INR 810 crore.^ Granting that, Bombay was made into a separate Province, what I don't understand is how Prof. Vakil is going to prevent Maharashtra from getting share of Bombay surplus revenue.
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[18] .Maharashtra is the second most urbanised state with urban population of 42% of whole population.^ People came from all over India—from as far north as Jammu and Kashmir (the most northern state in India) to south India and throughout Maharashtra in the west.
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^ Guide Uttaranchal Tourism A tour guide to India's most populous state.
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^ The present state of the population cannot therefore be a ground f or excluding Bombay from Maharashtra.
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.Maharashtra's is India's leading industrial state contributing 15% of national industrial output and over 40% of India's national revenue.^ India's administrative divisions consists of the national capital territory of Delhi, 28 states with their own local governments, and six centrally administered union territories.
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^ I have created a customized Google web search engine for Maharashtra and all the other states of India.

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[19] 64.14% of the people are employed in agriculture and allied activities. Almost 46% of the GSDP is contributed by industry. .Major industries in Maharashtra include chemical and allied products, electrical and non-electrical machinery, textiles, petroleum and allied products.^ Once it is established that Bombay be l onged to Maharashtra the claim of Maharashtra to include Bombay cannot be defeated by the argument that the trade and industry of Bombay is owned by the Gujarathis .
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Other important industries include metal products, wine, jewellery, pharmaceuticals, engineering goods, machine tools, steel and iron castings and plastic wares. Food crops include mangoes, grapes, bananas, oranges, wheat, rice, jowar, bajra, and pulses. Cash crops include groundnut, cotton, sugarcane, turmeric, and tobacco. The net irrigated area totals 33,500 square kilometres.
.Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra and the business capital of India, houses the headquarters of almost all major banks, financial institutions, insurance companies and mutual funds in India.^ (Mumbai Maharashtra) This is a Mumbai based training company.

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^ Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (Mumbai / Bombay Maharashtra) Insitute of Engineering and Applied Sciences , Is a pioneering institution with its headquarters based in Mumbai / Bombay India .

.India's largest stock exchange Bombay Stock Exchange, the oldest in Asia, is also located in the city.^ Maharashtra Vast and rugged, the modern state of MAHARASHTRA , the third largest in India, was created in 1960 from the Marathi-speaking regions of what was previously Bombay State.

.After successes in the information technology in the neighboring states, Maharashtra has set up software parks in Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Nasik, Now Maharashtra is the second largest exporter of software with annual exports of Rs 18 000cr (30% of India's software exports)[20].^ Maharashtra portal Maharashtra map Mumbai Blog Mumbai map Pune Blog Nasik Blog Nagpur Blog .

^ Maharashtra is the third largest Indian state and has the highest level of urbanisation of all Indian states.

^ Xecom information Technologies (Pune Maharashtra) We are located in Pune , India .Our development centre is equipped with latest hardware, software required and communication channel and skill sets .

Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust in Navi Mumbai is the busiest port in India. .Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai is the second busiest airport in South Asia as per passenger volume.^ LIC Building, Mumbai Pune Highway Lonavala, Maharashtra 410 401 90 to 95 km from the International Airport, 1/2 km from the Lonavala railway station, and 1/2 km from the Lonavala bus stand.
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^ Shivaji Airport, 20 km from the Mumbai Central railway station, and 20 km from the State Transport Terminus.
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^ Parkway Hotel   Ranade Road, Near Shivaji Park Seaface,, Dadar West Mumbai, Maharashtra 400 028 10 km from the Domestic Airport, 12 km from the International Airport, 1 km from the railway station, and 5 km from the downtown area.
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[21]
The coast of Maharashtra has been a shipbuilding center for many centuries. .The expertise and the manpower available in the local area make this business more attractive.This is reflected by the number of companies operating shipyards in the state such as Bharati Shipyard at Ratnagiri and the upcoming Rajapur Shipyards at Rajapur, apart from the state owned Mazagon Dock Limited at Mumbai.^ MAKING more Business Sense.
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^ India's administrative divisions consists of the national capital territory of Delhi, 28 states with their own local governments, and six centrally administered union territories.
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^ Future Trends Services (Mumbai Maharashtra) Future Trends EHS is an independently owned Company , operated by a Certified Safety Professional / Chemical Engineer .

.Mumbai is also the main center of India's Hindi film and television industry (also known as Bollywood).^ Tech Mahindra (Mumbai Maharashtra) Tech Mahindra Limited formerly known as Mahindra-British Telecom Limited is the global leader in providing end-to-end IT services and solutions to the Telecom industry.

.Maharashtra ranks first nationwide in coal-based thermal electricity as well as nuclear electricity generation with national market shares of over 13% and 17% respectively.^ BSNL only, strengthening of marketing and sales units in BSNL for proper growth of BSNL with respect to market share and revenue.
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^ The electricity prices in Maharashtra should be probably prices based on availability and distance from the source.

^ Synergy Marketing Advisory Services (Mumbai Maharahstra) I have a well established mumbai based consultancy service specializing in all the areas of Marketing since 1988.

Maharashtra is also introducing Jatropha cultivation and has started a project for the identification of suitable sites for Jatropha plantations.[22]
Ralegaon Siddhi is a village in Ahmednagar District that is considered a model of environmental conservation.[23]
.An international cargo hub (Multi-modal International Cargo Hub and Airport at Nagpur, MIHAN) is being developed at Nagpur[24][25].^ Sunny International Hotel   7, Dhantoli, Wardha Road Nagpur, Maharashtra 440 012 40 km from the Nagpur Airport, 5 km from the Nagpur railway station, and 5 km from the Nagpur bus stand.
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MIHAN will be used for handling heavy cargo coming from South-East Asia and Middle-East Asia. .Project will also include Rs 10,000 crore (US$ 2.19 billion) Special Economic Zone (SEZ)[26] for Information Technology (IT) companies.^ Education West Bengal University of Technology Information Technology Webel The West Bengal Government's IT Company.
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This will be the biggest development project in India so far [27].

Government

Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha election results since 1990
.Like all states in India, the nominal head of state is the governor, appointed by the Union Government.^ Bombay pays to the Central Government are all spent by the Central Government for all-India purposes and is shared by all other Provinces.
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^ Chandigarh The City of Chandigarh is not only the capital of two Indian States Punjab and Haryana , Chandigarh is also a Union Territory under the direct administration of the Government of India.
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^ The States and Union Territories of India page was last modified on: Friday, 24-Jul-2009 18:51:22 CEST .
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The Governor's post is largely ceremonial. The Chief Minister is the head of government and is vested with most of the executive powers. .Maharashtra's legislature is bicameral, one of the few states in India to have a bicameral type.^ Adventure World (Pune Maharahstra) We are the only one In India , who provide the consultancy cum operation of all types of training ie.

^ Here is one to get you started, it is the history map of each of the individual states of India.

^ Amplify Mindware (Pune Maharashtra) Amplify Mindware known to be one of India s largest training companies, is headquartered in Oxford of the East - Pune .

The Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) is the lower house consisting of directly elected members. The Chief Minister is chosen by the members of the Vidhan Sabha. The Vidhan Parishad (Legislative Council) is the upper house, whose members are indirectly voted through an electoral college. Maharashtra is allocated nineteen seats in the Rajya Sabha and forty-eight in the Lok Sabha, India's national parliament.
.The capital city Mumbai is home to the Vidhan Sabha – the state assembly and Mantralaya, the administrative offices of the government.^ The Lands of Caves, Forts and Temples Mumbai is the capital of the Maharashtra State, India's fourth largest State, but it does not reflect the spirit of Maharashtra.
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The legislature convenes its budget and monsoon sessions in Mumbai, and the winter session in Nagpur, which was designated as the state's auxiliary capital.
.After India's independence, most of Maharashtra's political history was dominated by the Indian National Congress.^ To allow this is to allow the Provinces to become independent nations, separate in everything and thus open the road to the ruina t ion of United India.
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^ Thanks to good governance and overall logistical and political history, Maharashtra is a well to do state.

Maharashtra became a bastion of the Congress party producing stalwarts such as Y.B. Chavan, one of its most prominent Chief Ministers. .The party enjoyed near unchallenged dominance of the political landscape until 1995 when the right wing Shiv Sena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured an overwhelming majority in the state to form a coalition.^ It would be wrong to place the owners of trade and industry under the political dominance of the working classes who form the bulk of Maharashtrians.
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After a split in the Congress party, former chief minister Sharad Pawar formed the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), but formed a coalition with the Congress to keep out the BJP-SS combine. The 2004 elections saw the NCP gaining the largest number of seats to become the state's largest party, eroding much of the Shiv Sena's base. Under a pre-poll power sharing agreement, the Chief Minister would be from the Congress while the deputy Chief Minister would be from the NCP. Ashok Chavan is the current Chief Minister and Chhagan Bhujbal is the Deputy Chief Minister.
The 2009 elections saw the Congress-NCP alliance winning with clean sweep to the BJP-Shivsena alliance.

Revenues of government

.This is a chart of trend of own tax revenues (excluding the shares from Union tax pool) of the Government of Maharashtra assessed by the Finance Commissions from time to time with figures in millions of Indian Rupees.^ Granting that, Bombay was made into a separate Province, what I don't understand is how Prof. Vakil is going to prevent Maharashtra from getting share of Bombay surplus revenue.
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[28]
Year Own Tax Revenues
2000 198,821
2005 332,476
.This is a chart of trend of own non-tax revenues (excluding the shares from Union tax pool) of the Government of Maharashtra assessed by the Finance Commissions from time to time with figures in millions of Indian Rupees.^ Future Trends Services (Mumbai Maharashtra) Future Trends EHS is an independently owned Company , operated by a Certified Safety Professional / Chemical Engineer .

[28]
Year Own Non-tax Revenues
2000 26,030
2005 30,536

Judiciary

.Mumbai is also home to the Bombay High Court which has jurisdiction over the states of Maharashtra, Goa, and the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli, with the benches being at Nagpurand Aurangabad in Maharashtra and Panaji, Goa.^ Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (Mumbai / Bombay Maharashtra) Insitute of Engineering and Applied Sciences , Is a pioneering institution with its headquarters based in Mumbai / Bombay India .

^ Amadeus Consulting (Mumbai Maharashtra) We provide high quality training used and recommended by several multinational organizations in the areas of behavioral and attitudinal training.

^ What is the Supreme Court to do when its jurisdiction is invoked for rectifying a wrong done by the High Court ?
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The Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa enrolled approximately 90,000 advocates on its roll (2009 data). The Bar Council is represented by 25 elected members from the above territory; the Advocate General of each state is an ex-officio member of the Council. This Bar Council elects one representative to the Bar Council of India as its member and also elects a chairman and vice-chairman for the council. The tenure of the entire Council is five years.

Education and social development

.Maharashtra has good Human resource development infrastructure in terms of educational institutions—301 engineering/diploma colleges, 616 industrial training institutes and 24 universities [29] with a turnout of 160,000 technocrats every year.^ (Pune Maharahstra) Riparian-E&TU( Education and Training Unit ) With a view to bridge the gap between the requirements of the industry and the curriculum of educational institutes, Engineers , Technocrats and...

^ Institute of Clinical Research Education and Training (Mumbai Maharashtra) ICREAT is a collaboration of thought leaders from clinical research, pharmaceutical industry and academia.

^ Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (Mumbai / Bombay Maharashtra) Insitute of Engineering and Applied Sciences , Is a pioneering institution with its headquarters based in Mumbai / Bombay India .

[30]
.It is home to institutions like Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) which developed India's supercomputer, Indian Institutes of Technology, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, University Department of Chemical Technology, College of Engineering- Pune (COEP), Walchand College of Engineering- Sangli (WCES),Shri Guru Gobind Singhji institute of engineering and technology nanded (SGGSIE&T) and top management institutions.^ We understand that the advance of engineering and technology is a prerequisite for...

^ IIHT(Indian Institute of Hardware Technology) (mumbai Maharashtra) IIHT Ltd is into IT training since 1993.

^ Kgguruji.com (Pune Maharashtra) Providing Innovative solution in training, management development, engineering and management consultancy and professional services.

[30] .50,000 youth trained to take up self-employment ventures every year by the Maharashtra Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (MCED), Aurangabad.^ Kgguruji.com (Pune Maharashtra) Providing Innovative solution in training, management development, engineering and management consultancy and professional services.

^ CCIE Certification Training Academy (Mumbai Maharashtra) The CCIE Academy Program is an end-to-end CCIE certification training program in India It takes you from the level of a CCNP to the level of an internetworking expert for whom passing the CCIE...

^ International Centre for Bioinformatics (ICBI) (Navi Mumbai Maharashtra) Bioinformatics Training and Projects ( Summer / Winter ) International Centre for Bioinformatics ICBI has developed an impressive portfolio of services which clearly demonstrates the...

IIT Bombay Main Building
A very high literacy rate at 77.27 per cent.[30] .University of Mumbai, one of the largest universities in the world in terms of the number of graduates.^ (Mumbai Maharashtra) Introdution: The travel & Tourism Industry is the largest growing industry in the world & which give lots of employment & business opportunity.

^ NoAttitudeProblem (Mumbai Maharahstra) I was working for one of the leading training organization in the world.

[31] .The Indian Institute of Technology (Bombay),[32] Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI),[33] and University Institute of Chemical Technology (UICT),[34] which are India's premier engineering and technology schools, and SNDT Women's University are the other autonomous universities in Mumbai.^ Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (Mumbai / Bombay Maharashtra) Insitute of Engineering and Applied Sciences , Is a pioneering institution with its headquarters based in Mumbai / Bombay India .

^ IIHT(Indian Institute of Hardware Technology) (mumbai Maharashtra) IIHT Ltd is into IT training since 1993.

^ Institute Of Nondestructive Testing & Training - India (Andheri (west) Mumbai Maharashtra) INDTT is a premier institute that offers NDT certifications in all eleven NDT disciplines through our highly experienced & certified Level III instructors.

[35] .Mumbai is also home to National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE), Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), S P Jain Institute of Management and Research,K J Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research(SIMSR) and several other management schools.^ Symbiosis Institute of Computer Studies & Research, Pune .

^ Mumbai Institute of Management And Physical Education (Mumbai Maharashtra) Our institute "Mumbai Institute of Management And Physical Education " is conducting Seminars in varius Schols , Colleges , Various Groups & Companies all over India .

^ National Dairy Research Institute .

[36] .Government Law College and Sydenham College, respectively the oldest law and commerce colleges in India, are based in Mumbai.^ Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (Mumbai / Bombay Maharashtra) Insitute of Engineering and Applied Sciences , Is a pioneering institution with its headquarters based in Mumbai / Bombay India .

^ Innovators and Leaders (Thane Maharashtra) Based out of Mumbai , India , we are a consultancy dealing with innovation and leadership.

^ Accessibility and Technical Writing firm based in Mumbai , India.

[37][38] .The Sir J. J. School of Art is Mumbai's oldest art institution.^ Crea School Of Digital Arts (Mumbai Maharashtra) Crea School of Digital Arts specialises in Graphics and Animation Education .

^ Compufield (Mumbai Maharashtra) Compufield - institute / school / academy / specialized in broadcast 3d/ 2d animation alias wavefront maya , charector animation , multimedia, Action Script 3.

^ Graphiti School of Animation (Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra) Graphiti School of Animation , a brain child of Ram Mohan ( Father of Indian Animation ) has started a training institute for animation.

[39] College of Engineering-Pune, established in 1854 is the 3rd oldest college n Asia.
.Mumbai is home to two prominent research institutions: the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), and the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC).^ Institute of Clinical Research Education and Training (Mumbai Maharashtra) ICREAT is a collaboration of thought leaders from clinical research, pharmaceutical industry and academia.

^ Oasis Institute Of Health Sciences & Research Centre (Pune Maharashtra) The Oasis is an educational institute conducting various job oriented,innovative courses especially in the healthcare sector.

^ Tata Institute of Fundamental Research .

[40] The BARC operates CIRUS, a 40 MW nuclear research reactor at their facility in Trombay.[41]
.The University of Pune, the National Defence Academy, Film and Television Institute of India, National Film Archives, Armed Forces Medical College and National Chemical Laboratory were established in Pune after the independence of India.^ Mumbai Institute of Management And Physical Education (Mumbai Maharashtra) Our institute "Mumbai Institute of Management And Physical Education " is conducting Seminars in varius Schols , Colleges , Various Groups & Companies all over India .

^ Life Academy (Pune Maharashtra) A Premier Sales Training Academy from Western India .

^ Ltd (Pune Maharashtra) Quexst Solutions ISEB Certified ATO ( Accredited Training Organization ) Quexst Solutions , India based dedicated S/ w Quality House established in 1998.

.ILS Law College, established by the Indian Law Society is one of the top ten law schools in India.^ Vision Intellectual Training Consultancy (Thane-Kalyan Maharashtra) VITC has been providing intellectual training to the students of various schools and colleges located in Maharashtra- India .

^ Mumbai College of Hotel Management (Mumbai Maharashtra) Mumbai college of hotel management & catering technology one of the top colleges established in 2004 at an upcoming suburb of Mumbai .

^ National Law School of India University .

.Established medical schools such as the Armed Forces Medical College and Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College train students from all over Maharashtra and India and are amongst the top medical colleges in India.^ Vision Intellectual Training Consultancy (Thane-Kalyan Maharashtra) VITC has been providing intellectual training to the students of various schools and colleges located in Maharashtra- India .

^ I have created a customized Google web search engine for Maharashtra and all the other states of India.

^ It is a fallacy to charge all such expenditure to Maharashtra and exempt Bombay from i t and then argue t hat Bombay has a surplus.
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Military Nursing College (affiliated to the AFMC) ranks among the top nursing colleges in the world[42].
.University of Nagpur, established in 1923, one of the oldest Universities in India, manages more than 24 Engineering colleges, 43 Science colleges and many colleges in the Arts and Commerce faculties.^ The constitution of India has noted the possibili t y of discrimination being made against a minority and has made more than ample provision for preventing it.
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^ It is perhaps one of these cases where a person not finding argument limited to his purpose is forced to resort to an argument which proves more than he is anxious to allow.
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^ Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (Mumbai / Bombay Maharashtra) Insitute of Engineering and Applied Sciences , Is a pioneering institution with its headquarters based in Mumbai / Bombay India .

.Nagpur is the home for Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology (VNIT), also referred to as NIT, Nagpur, (formerly known as Visvesvaraya Regional College of Engineering (VRCE), Nagpur) is one of the first six Regional Engineering Colleges established under the scheme sponsored by Government of India and the Maharashtra State Government and is also one of the Institutes of National Importance for India.^ Speaking of Search Engines, I have created one such search engine for each of the states of India.

^ Maharashtra Vast and rugged, the modern state of MAHARASHTRA , the third largest in India, was created in 1960 from the Marathi-speaking regions of what was previously Bombay State.

^ I have created a customized Google web search engine for Maharashtra and all the other states of India.

Geographical center of India lies at Nagpur, known as Zero Mile Stone. Nagpur is the headquarter for Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and an important location for the Dalit Buddhist movement. Nagpur is also the home for National Fire Institution, Rashtrabhasha Prachar Samiti (promotion of and for spreading the national language, Hindi) and National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC-Western zone).
Maharashtra in total, has 40% India's Internet users and 35% of PC penetration in the country.[20]

Demographics

.As per the 2001 census, Maharashtra has a population of 96,752,247 inhabitants making it the second most populous state in India, and the second most populous country subdivision in existence, and third ever after the Russian SFSR of the former Soviet Union.^ Gadgil speaking for the i n clusion of Bombay in Maharashtra asserts that the Marathi-speaking population of Bombay according to the census of 194 1 is 51 per cent.
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^ The present state of the population cannot therefore be a ground f or excluding Bombay from Maharashtra.
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^ Caballero Consultancy PVT LTD (Thane Maharashtra) Linux Training and Certification aims to be a full-service Linux education and consulting centre in Maharashtra state, India .

.The Marathi-speaking population of Maharashtra numbers 62,481,681 according to the 2001 census.^ Percentage of Marathi speaking population to total population .
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^ Total Marathi speaking population of the territory .
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^ Gadgil speaking for the i n clusion of Bombay in Maharashtra asserts that the Marathi-speaking population of Bombay according to the census of 194 1 is 51 per cent.
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This is a reflection of the cosmopolitan nature of the state. Only eleven countries of the world have a population greater than Maharashtra. Its density is 322.5 inhabitants per square kilometre. Males constitute 50.3 million and females, 46.4 million. Maharashtra's urban population stands at 42.4%. Its sex ratio is 922 females to 1000 males. 77.27% of its population is literate, broken into 86.2% males and 67.5% females. Its growth rate between 1991–2001 was pegged at 22.57%.
Marathi is the official state language. .In Mumbai and suburban areas, apart from the native Marathi, English, Hindi, Gujarati and other languages are also spoken.^ You can see Marathi Mandal in all other countries becoming stronger and we hope The marathi people and language also becomes stronger and stronger.

^ One language, either the most useful or the most commonly spoken, has tended to supplant the other.
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^ Hindi should be the language that gets the axe instead of English.

In the northwest portion of Maharashtra, a dialect Ahirani is spoken by 2.5 million people. In south Konkan, a dialect known as Malvani is spoken by most of the people. In the Desh (inland) region of the Deccan, a dialect called Deshi is spoken, while in Vidarbha, a dialect known as Varhadi is spoken by most of the people.
The state has a Hindu majority of 80.2% with minorities of Muslims 10.6%, Buddhists 6%, Jains 1.3% and Christians 1%. Maharashtra has the biggest Jain, Zoroastrian and Jewish populations in India.
The Total Fertility Rate in 2001 was 2.23. Hindus - 2.09, Muslims - 2.49, Christians - 1.41, Jains - 1.41, Sikh - 1.57, Buddhist - 2.24, Others -2.25, Tribals - 3.14. [44]

Religions and festivals

Sant Tukaram praying to Vithoba
Lalbaugcha Raja during Ganesh Chaturthi Festival, a popular festival in the state.
Lord Ganesha's devotion is celebrated by Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh's birthday) in August-September of every year.[45]. Lalbaugcha Raja, Shri Siddhivinayak Temple, Shri Ashtavinayaka's are the major holy places for Maharashtrians.
In modern times Nisargadatta Maharaj, a Shudra and bidi-seller, became a Hindu saint of major influence in India. Popular forms of God are Shiva, Krishna and Ganesha. Lord Shiva's devotion is celebrated by taking part in Maha Shivaratri (Night of Shiva) festival. In modern times, the Elephanta island in Mumbai, Lord's Shiva island in local mythology, originated the Elephant Festival.
Lord Krishna's devotions are celebrated in the state-wide Gokul Ashtami (or Krishna Janmashtami, Krishna's birthday) whereby many devotees fast on the entire day until midnight. The Dahi-Handi (Matki-fod) is also observed on this day at many places.[46] Lord Krishna's devotion are also celebrated at Kaartik Aamawasya (or Diwali) and at Narak Chaturdashi as returning of Lord Shri Rama.
The other festivals celebrated on the large scale are Vijayadashami or Dasara (Marathi : दसरा), Navaratri, Holi, Diwali, Eid (Ramzan Eid). Simollanghan is a ritual performed on Dasara or Viajaya Dashami day in Maharashtra. Simollanghan is crossing the border or frontier of a village or a place. In ancient times, kings used to cross the frontier of their kingdom to fight against their rivals or neighbor kingdoms. They used to perform Ayudha Puja on Dasara and begin the war season. On Dasara, people cross the borders of their places (Simollangan) and collect the leaves of Apta tree (आपट्याची पाने) and exchange among their friends and relatives as gold (सोने म्हणून आपट्याची पाने देतात) [47]. People worship Shami tree and its leaves (शमीची पाने) on this day [48].

Saints (Sant)

Maharashtra has produced or been closely associated with many saints throughout its history. These have risen from all across the several castes. Some of the very revered examples of Bhakti saints are Dnyaneshwar, Tukaram (a Moray Maratha-Kunbi), Namdev (Shimpi or Tailor), Samarth Ramdas, Chokhamela (Mahar) and Savata Mali (Mali or Gardener). There have also been several other Harijan saints such as Sant Banka Mahar, Sant Bhagu, Sant Damaji panth, Sant Kanhopatra, Sant Karmamelam, Sant Nirmala, Sant Sadna, Sant Sakhubai, Sant Satyakam Jabali, Sant Soyarabai.
It has also been the birthplace and home of world-reputed saints like Sai Baba of Shirdi in Ahmednagar district, Gajanan Maharaj" of Shegaon in Buldhana district and Swami Samarth Maharaj of Akkalkot in Solapur district. Maharashtra is also equally famous for ardent devotees (or Bhaktas). For example Namdev Mahar and his wife Bhagubai from Kharagpur[49], both devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba). The Sai Baba template in Shirdi is the second richest one in the country [50], a close second after the Lord Tirupati temples at Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh

Ethnic groups

.The Marathi people are the majority throughout most of the areas of the state.^ The rea l remedy i s not a mixed State but an absolute State with no power to the people whic h is generally captured by a communal majority and exercised in the name of the people.
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While there are other people speaking different languages, Hindi, Ahirani, Gujarati, Marwari, etc.

Languages

Marathi is the Official language of Maharashtra. .According to 2001 census, it is Mother tongue of 68.89 % of the population.^ Gadgil speaking for the i n clusion of Bombay in Maharashtra asserts that the Marathi-speaking population of Bombay according to the census of 194 1 is 51 per cent.
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Other languages which are Mother tongue by more than one percent of the people are as follows[51]
Language Percentage in state
Marathi 68.89
Hindi 11.04
Urdu 7.13
Gujarati 2.39
Kannada / Tulu 2.38
Other languages 4.60
Tamil 1.31
Telugu 1.25

Divisions and regions

Divisions of Maharashtra
.Maharashtra is divided into six revenue divisions, which are further divided into thirty-five districts.^ Granting that, Bombay was made into a separate Province, what I don't understand is how Prof. Vakil is going to prevent Maharashtra from getting share of Bombay surplus revenue.
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[52]. These thirty-five districts are further divided into 109 sub-divisions of the districts and 357 talukas. [53]
The govt of Maharashtra has decided to start a new official revenue division at Nanded dividing the existing Aurangabad Division in Marathwada region. The approval has already been processed on 5 January 2009 [54]. The new Nanded division will comprise of Nanded, Latur, Parbhani and Hingoli districts. The state has granted the Aurangabad divisional commissioner (revenue) a sum of one crore rupees towards the purpose, apart from announcing that the new division would be run by one specially appointed officer and 10 assistants, at the start.
The decision comes due to the fact that the Aurangabad division, comprising Aurangabad Nanded, Latur, Jalna, Parbhani, Osmanabad, Hingoli and Beed, was a huge division by itself. Apart from this, the populations of Nanded and Latur, both over 260 kilometres away from Aurangabad, are 28,76,000 and 20,80,000 respectively, thus making them large subparts.
Additionally, Parbhani and Hingoli too are over 200 km away from Aurangabad, hence the populations of these four districts would face a lot of hassles if they had to meet officials at the Aurangabad revenue office. .This new official division is yet to come to effect as of date.^ The order is wef from 8/10/2008 It was demanded from our Association that the order should be issued immediately after completion of Officiating period or back date effect should be given.
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Divisions

.The six administrative divisions in Maharashtra state are Amravati Division, Aurangabad Division, Konkan Division, Nagpur Division, Nashik Division, and Pune Division.^ The DS of Nashik ,Pune , Latur ,Nagpur ,Aurangabad , Ahmadnagar are requested to get correct working strength of DE ,SDE &JTO and attend the meeting with C.G.M on Monday 15/12/2008 at 12.00 Hrs positively with information.
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^ The main revenue earning SSA like Pune, Nashik, Nagpur will have maximum disturbance.
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^ CGM MH Circle agreed to give more wattage in spite of equalisation of strength to bigger SSA like Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Kalyan.
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Regions

Geographically, historically and according to political sentiments, Maharashtra has five main regions:
The state capital Mumbai City and Mumbai Suburban Area are the parts of the Konkan Division. The Nanded division, part of Marathwada region is yet to come to existence.

Border dispute

Maharashtra has a border dispute with neighbouring state of Karnataka over the district of Belgaum. Belgaum was incorporated into the newly formed Mysore state (now Karnataka) with the passage of the States Reorganisation Act (1956), which reorganised India's states along linguistic lines despite having about three-fourths of the total population.[55] speaking Marathi. Since then, Maharashtra has continued to claim the district. The case is currently awaiting a verdict in Supreme Court of India.

Principal urban agglomerations

.Maharashtra has one of the highest level of urbanization of all Indian states.^ Shubhangi Rewatkar (PUNE Maharashtra) MYSTIC REIKI SOLUTIONS OFFERS CERTIFIED REIKI COURSES FOR ALL LEVELS INCLUDING WAND, PENDULUM , CYRSTALS .

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[56] .The mountainous topography and soil are not as suitable for intensive agriculture as the plains of North India; therefore, the proportion of the urban population (42.4 per cent) contrasts starkly with the national averageveloping metro and many large towns.^ Gadgil speaking for the i n clusion of Bombay in Maharashtra asserts that the Marathi-speaking population of Bombay according to the census of 194 1 is 51 per cent.
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[57] Mumbai is the state capital with a population of approximately 15.2 million people. .The other large cities are Pune, Nagpur, Nasik, Navi Mumbai, Thane, Amravati, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Sangli and Solapur.^ Knewron (Pune, Aurangabad, Mumbai Maharashtra) Knewron is knowledge net; woven with expertise from diversified fields such as education, research, manufacturing, service industries.

^ Andheri E Mumbai Andheri East Andheri East Mumbai Andheri West Mumbai Aurangabad Bhayander E Thane Charkop Kandivali West Dadar West Mumbai Ghansoli Navi Mumbai Ghansoli West Navi Mumbai Girinagr Pune Jalgaon Kandivali W Mumbai Koperkhairne Kothrud Lower Parel Bombay Maharastra Malad W Mumbai Mulshi Mumbai Bombay Mumbai Bombay Nagpur Nashik .

^ Nasik Nasik Mumbai Navi Mumbai Nerul E Nerul East Navi Mumbai Nigdi Pune Panchgani Powai Mumbai Pune Pune Aurangabad Mumbai Pune Mumbai Hyderabad Sholapur Singapore India Us Europe Sion, Mumbai Thane (west) Thane Dombivali Thane Mumbai Navi Mumbai Thane W Thane, Mumbai Thane-kalyan Vasai West Yavtmal .

.
Mumbai, the Administrative Capital of Maharashtra, is also the largest city in India.
  • Mumbai: Mumbai (including Thane and Navi Mumbai in its metropolitan area) is the financial and commercial capital of India and is the Administrative Capital of Maharashtra.^ Cygnus - Human Resource Solutions (Navi Mumbai Maharashtra) CYGNUS - HUMAN RESOURCE SOLUTIONS , started in January 2005 , is a training firm engaged in imparting training in Soft Skills & Behavioual domain.

    ^ Institute of Engineering & Applied Sciences (Mumbai / Bombay Maharashtra) Insitute of Engineering and Applied Sciences , Is a pioneering institution with its headquarters based in Mumbai / Bombay India .

    ^ Niche Informatics (Thane, Dombivali Maharashtra) Niche Informatics offers quality training on Oracle 9i / 10g DBA , SQL 2005 DBA and Linux Administration .

    It has the largest proportion of taxpayers in India and its share markets transact almost 70 per cent of the country’s stocks. It offers a lifestyle that is rich, cosmopolitan and diverse, with a variety of food, entertainment and nightlife. Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai is the biggest and the second busiest airport in India. .The new airport, Navi Mumbai International Airport coming up at Panvel, Navi Mumbai will be the all modern and state of art facility airport in India.^ All DS are requested to come along with the information of branch and Quota up to Dec.2008 if pending.
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    ^ International Academy Of Life (Mumbai Maharashtra) We believe that your mind has answer to all perplexities of your life.

    ^ International Centre for Bioinformatics (ICBI) (Navi Mumbai Maharashtra) Bioinformatics Training and Projects ( Summer / Winter ) International Centre for Bioinformatics ICBI has developed an impressive portfolio of services which clearly demonstrates the...

    The city is India's link to the world of telecommunications and the Internet. .VSNL (Now Tata Communications Limited) is the terminal point in India for all telephone and internet traffic.^ All India Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited Excecutives' Association Maharashtra Circle .
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    .Mumbai is India's flagship port destination.^ Team Results India (Mumbai (Bombay) Maharashtra) Our flagship programs are on "Train The Trainers " where we cover 'Facilitation/ Training Skills ', 'Sales Training for Business ', 'Training Needs Analysis -...

    It is also home to the Indian Navy's Western Command (INS).
Pune is the second largest city in the state.
.
"Zero Mile Stone" located at Nagpur.
  • Pune: Pune, the second largest city in Maharashtra and the eighth largest in India, is the state's cultural and heritage capital with a population of 4.5 million people.^ Maharashtra Vast and rugged, the modern state of MAHARASHTRA , the third largest in India, was created in 1960 from the Marathi-speaking regions of what was previously Bombay State.

    ^ People First Learning & Training Services (Mumbai Maharashtra) People First is the largest behavioral training company in India .

    ^ In its abridged form which means that if the area and population of the Marathi-speaking people c o mprised within the States was f or the mom e nt omitted, even then the proposed Maharashtra Province would comprise an area of 84,151 square miles with a population of 1,54,33,400.
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    About 170 km from Mumbai by road, Pune was the bastion of the Maratha empire. Under the reign of the Peshwas, Pune blossomed into a centre of art and learning. Several far reaching revenue and judicial reforms were also initiated in the city. Shaniwarwada, Saras baug, Aga Khan Palace, Parvati Temple, Khadakwasla Dam, Sinhgad are the most visited places by tourists in Pune. 'Ganeshotsav', a festival of Lord Ganesh is celebrated in Pune with lot of enthusiasm and worship. Pune is connected to Mumbai by the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Pune also has very important military cantonments as well as the HQ of the Southern Command, the National Defence Academy, the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, CME, and the Indian Air Force base at Lohegaon too. .Pune is a major Information Technology hub of India as well as a foremost destination for Automobile manufacturing and component industry City.
  • Nagpur: It is the third largest city in Maharashtra.^ Maharashtra Vast and rugged, the modern state of MAHARASHTRA , the third largest in India, was created in 1960 from the Marathi-speaking regions of what was previously Bombay State.

    ^ Xecom information Technologies (Pune Maharashtra) We are located in Pune , India .Our development centre is equipped with latest hardware, software required and communication channel and skill sets .

    ^ Unisoft Technologies (nagpur Maharashtra) Unisoft Education ventured into High-end IT certification training in 2000 and has evolved to be one of India 's largest high-end IT training company.

    .The erstwhile capital of the Nagpur Province since 1853 in British India , which was in 1861 made the capital of Central Province , then in 1903, it was made capital of CP & Berar , then in 1935 it was made capital of a provincial assembly, with same name Central Provinces & Berar providing for an election by, Government of India Act , passed by British parliament.^ Before one could agree to the creation of Linguistic Provinces, one must, theref ore, consider the effects which Linguistic Provinces would have on the wor k ing of the Central Government.
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    ^ My solution of the problem therefore is that, while accep t ing the demand for the re-constitution of Provinces on linguistic basis, the constitution should provide that the official language of every Province shall be the same as the official language of the Central Government.
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    ^ MavenConsultancy (Pune Maharahstra) We are Industry Experienced Professionals , based at Pune - Education Capital of India , Maven Consultancy has made significant impact in IT Consulting & Training in large number of...

    After independence, the “CP & Berar” was kept a separate entity with Nagpur as capital. In 1950 Nagpur became the capital of Madhya Pradesh. Nagpur was recommended capital of Vidarbha state by Hon. Fazal Ali commission for reorganisation of states. Nagpur was described by the first prime minister of India Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru, as " Heart of India". Nagpur is the nerve centre of Vidarbha (eastern Maharashtra), Nagpur - the Orange City as it is known - is located in the centre of the country and is also a geographical center of India, with a population of about 2.4 million people (2.1 Million as per census 2001). It is also Second Administrative Capital of Maharashtra. Nagpur is a growing industrial centre and the home of several industries, ranging from food products and chemicals to electrical and transports equipment. An international cargo airport, MIHAN is coming up in the outskirts of the Nagpur city. The Maintenance Command of Indian Air Force is located in Nagpur. The "Zero Mile Stone" or the geographical center of India is located in Nagpur. Deekshabhoomi, Sitabardi Fort, Ambazari, Seminary Hills, Dragon Palace Temple, Pench National Park are some of the tourist attractions in and around Nagpur.
Nashik is known for its pleasant climate co-existing with fast development.
.
Aurangabad is a popular tourist destination.
  • Nashik: It is one the largest and highly industilised cities in the Maharashtra.^ Amplify Mindware (Pune Maharashtra) Amplify Mindware known to be one of India s largest training companies, is headquartered in Oxford of the East - Pune .

    ^ Unisoft Technologies (nagpur Maharashtra) Unisoft Education ventured into High-end IT certification training in 2000 and has evolved to be one of India 's largest high-end IT training company.

    .One of the holy cities of the Hindu tradition, Nashik lies on the banks of the sacred river Godavari and has a population of about 1.6 million people.^ A short distance west, one of India's most sacred Shiva shrines lies close to the source of the Godavari, reached by a short trek from Trimbak .

    ^ As one of the four locations of the Kumbh Mela, when up to four million devotees battle to bathe simultaneously in the holy River Godavari, the town is always a hive of devotional activity, even during less auspicious times.

    ^ Nasik One of the four holy places that host the Kumbh Mela, the city's ghats on the River Godavari present a lively picture of modern Hindu practices.

    It is believed that Lord Rama, hero of the great Indian epic, the Ramayana, spent a major part of his exile here. Nashik is also a temple town, with over 200 temples. Nashik today is rapidly developing in ITs, industries, Pharmaceuticals and westernisation. It is also famous for its pleasant and cool climate. Nashik is also an educational hub.[58]
  • .
  • Aurangabad: The city means "built by the throne", named after Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb), is a city in Aurangabad district, Maharashtra, India.^ Breakthrough Management Group India Pvt Ltd (Mumbai Maharashtra) Training Name : Lean Six Sigma Green Belt ( Silver ) Training and Certification program.

    ^ Dexterity Solutions (Aurangabad Maharashtra) We Introduce ourselves as a Training Solutions Provider Based in Aurangabad , Maharashtra , India .

    .The city is a tourist hub, surrounded with many historical monuments, including the Ajanta Caves and Ellora Caves, which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as well as Bibi Ka Maqbara.^ The finest of all are found near Aurangabad , renamed after the Moghul emperor Aurangzeb and still home to a sizeable Muslim population (as well as "the poor man's Taj Mahal", the Bibi-ka-Maqbara ).

    The administrative headquarters of the Aurangabad Division or Marathwada region, Aurangabad is said to be a 'City of Gates', as one can not miss the strong presence of these as one drives through the city. Aurangabad is also one of the fastest growing cities in the world.[59]

Transport

Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is South Asia's largest aviation hub.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, is a key railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
.Maharashtra has largest road network in India 267452[60] kilometers.^ Maharashtra Vast and rugged, the modern state of MAHARASHTRA , the third largest in India, was created in 1960 from the Marathi-speaking regions of what was previously Bombay State.

^ Gates (Mumbai Maharashtra) Founded in 1998, Gates is a leading provider of Networking and Security training programs in India .

^ People First Learning & Training Services (Mumbai Maharashtra) People First is the largest behavioral training company in India .

National Highways in Maharashtra is 3688 kilometers [61] The Indian Railways covers most of the Maharashtra and is the preferred mode of transport over long distances. Almost the entire state comes under the Central Railways branch which is headquartered in Mumbai. .Most of the coast south of Mumbai comes under the Konkan Railway.^ Ganpatipule A little-visited golden sandy beach on the Konkan Coast between Mumbai and Goa, with a lovely Ganapati temple.

The Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) runs buses, popularly called ST for State Transport, linking most of the towns and villages in and around the state with a large network of operation. These buses, run by the state government are the preferred mode of transport for much of the populace. In addition to the government run buses, private run luxury buses are also a popular mode of transport between major towns.
.Mumbai has the biggest international airport in India with another coming up at Navi Mumbai.^ International Centre for Bioinformatics (ICBI) (Navi Mumbai Maharashtra) Bioinformatics Training and Projects ( Summer / Winter ) International Centre for Bioinformatics ICBI has developed an impressive portfolio of services which clearly demonstrates the...

^ Alive Autocad Training Centre Mumbai India (mumbai Maharashtra) Mumbai autocad training centre, Alive autocad training centre offers autocad courses, 3dsmax courses, revit and photoshop, sketch up courses , architectural drafting courses to budding architecture...

Pune has a civilian enclave international airport with flights to Dubai and Singapore, with plans on for a brand new greenfield International Airport. Aurangabad airport has recently been upgraded to an international airport with flights connecting to Jeddah. Other large cities such as Nagpur and Nashik are served by domestic airlines. Nashik has many flights To Mumbai and Soon Other Metros will be added after the construction of a new Airport at Nashik. .Ferry services also operate near Mumbai, linking the city to neighbouring coastal towns.^ Future Trends Services (Mumbai Maharashtra) Future Trends EHS is an independently owned Company , operated by a Certified Safety Professional / Chemical Engineer .

Other modes of public transport, such as a seven-seater tempo have gained popularity in semi-urban areas. Maharashtra has a large highway network. .The Mumbai-Pune Expressway, the first access controlled tolled road project in India also exists within the state.^ People First Learning & Training Services (Mumbai Maharashtra) People First is the largest behavioral training company in India .

.Maharashtra has three major ports at Mumbai (operated by the Mumbai Port Trust), the JNPT lying across the Mumbai harbour in Nhava Sheva, and in Ratnagiri, which handles the export of ores mined in the Maharastra hinterland.^ (Mumbai / Bombay Maharashtra) Acumen is management consulting company committed to delivering business success for organizations across the globe.

^ Future Trends Services (Mumbai Maharashtra) Future Trends EHS is an independently owned Company , operated by a Certified Safety Professional / Chemical Engineer .

^ Travel Academy of India (Mumbai Maharashtra) We train for Travel , Tourism , Cargo , DGR , Air Hostess , Ground Handling , Logistics , Personality Development , Foreign Languages.

Culture

Marathi is the official language of Maharashtra. Maharashtrians take great pride in their language and history, particularly the Maratha Empire, its founder Shivaji is considered a folk hero across India. About 80% of Maharashtrians are Hindu, and there are significant Muslim, Christian and Buddhist minorities. There are many temples in Maharashtra some of them being hundreds of years old. .These temples are constructed in a fusion of architectural styles borrowed from North and South India.^ One side of this triangle is formed by the Western Coast Line of India between Daman in the North and Karwar in the South.
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The temples also blend themes from Hindu, Buddhist and Jain cultures. A National Geographic[62] edition reads, "The flow between faiths was such that for hundreds of years, almost all Buddhist temples, including the ones at Ajanta, were built under the rule and patronage of Hindu kings." The temple of Vitthal at Pandharpur is the most important temple for the Varkari sect. Other important religious places are the Ashtavinayaka temples of Lord Ganesha, Bhimashankar which is one of the Jyotirling (12 important Shiva temples). Ajanta and Ellora caves near Aurangabad as well as Elephanta Caves near Mumbai are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and famous tourist attractions. Mughal architecture can be seen is the tomb of the wife of Aurangzeb called Bibi Ka Maqbara located at Aurangabad.
.In 1708, the year following the death of Aurangzeb, Guru Gobind Singh the tenth spiritual leader of the Sikhs came over to Nanded, his permanent abode.^ Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University .

He proclaimed himself the last living Guru and established the Guru Granth Sahib as the eternal Guru of the Sikhs. This elevates the reverence of Granth to that of a living Guru. A monument has been constructed at place where he breathed his last. Maharaja Ranjit Singh's endowment saw the construction of a beautiful Gurudwara at Nanded around 1835 AD. The Gurudwara features an imposing golden dome with intricate carvings and a breathtakingly beautiful artwork. It is known as Shri Huzur Abchalnagar Sachkhand Gurudwara.
Maharashtra has a large number of hill, land and sea forts. Forts have played an important role in the history of Maharashtra since the time of the Peshwas. Some of the important forts in Maharashtra are Raigad, Vijaydurg, Pratapgad, Sinhagad. Majority of the forts in Maharashtra are found along the coastal region of Konkan.
Bollywood is based in Mumbai
.Maharashtra, like other states of India, has its own folk music.^ Caballero Consultancy PVT LTD (Thane Maharashtra) Linux Training and Certification aims to be a full-service Linux education and consulting centre in Maharashtra state, India .

^ IPsolutions (Mumbai Maharashtra) IPsolutions provides high quality training boot camps that leads to certifications from leading companies in the industry like Cisco , Microsoft , CheckPoint and others.

The folk music viz. Gondhal Lavani, Bharud and Powada are popular especially in rural areas, while the common forms of music from the Hindi and Marathi film industry are favoured in urban areas.
The earliest instances of Marathi literature is by Sant Jnyaneshwar with his Bhawarthadeepika (popularly known as Jnyaneshwari). The compositions written during this period are spiritually inclined. The other compositions are by Sant Tukaram, Sant Namdev, and Sant Gora Kumbhar. The compositions are mostly in poetic form, which are called bhajans. These bhajans by saints are popular and part of day to day life. The modern Marathi literature has been enriched by famous poets and authors like P. L. Deshpande, Kusumagraj, Prahlad Keshav Atre and Vyankatesh Madgulkar. This literature has been passed on to the next generations through the medium of large numbers of books that are published every year in Marathi.
.The world famous film industry Bollywood is in Maharashtra, located in the economic capital of India, Mumbai.^ CCIE Certification Training Academy (Mumbai Maharashtra) The CCIE Academy Program is an end-to-end CCIE certification training program in India It takes you from the level of a CCNP to the level of an internetworking expert for whom passing the CCIE...

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^ Institute of Clinical Research Education and Training (Mumbai Maharashtra) ICREAT is a collaboration of thought leaders from clinical research, pharmaceutical industry and academia.

The Marathi film industry was once placed in Kolhapur but now is spread out through Mumbai too. The pioneer of Indian movie industry, Bharat Ratna Shri Dadasaheb Phalke, producer & director V. Shantaram, B.R. Chopra, Shakti Samanta, Raj Kapoor, form a few names of the Hindi film fraternity, while writer, director, and actor P. L. Deshpande, actor Ashok Saraf, actor Laxmikant Berde, actor & producer, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Mahesh Kothare belong to the Marathi film industry. The early period of Marathi theatre was dominated by playwrights like Kolhatkar, Khadilkar, Deval, Gadkari and Kirloskar who enriched the Marathi theatre for about half a century with excellent musical plays known as Sangeet Naatak. The genre of music used in such plays is known as Natyasangeet. It is during this era of the Marathi theatre that great singer-actors like Bal Gandharva, Keshavrao Bhosle, Bhaurao Kolhatkar and Deenanath Mangeshkar thrived.
Some of the popular Marathi television channels are Star Majha, Zee Talkies, Zee Chovis Taas, Mi Marathi, DD Sahyadri, Zee Marathi, ETV Marathi, and Saam Marathi which host shows ranging from soap operas, cooking and travel to political satire and game shows.
The cuisine of Maharashtra varies according to the region of Maharashtra. The people of the Konkan region have a chiefly rice based diet with fish being a major component, due the close proximity to the sea. .In eastern Maharashtra, the diet is based more on wheat, Jowar and Bajra.^ TECH SOLUTIONS (Mumbai Maharashtra) Tech Solutions is a IT company which is into Customised software Development , IT security Audits , Mobile based Applications development and much more...

Puran Poli, Bakarwadi, plain simple Varan Bhat (a dish cooked with plain rice and curry), and Modak are a few dishes to name. Chicken and mutton are also widely used for a variety of cuisines. Kolhapuri Mutton is a dish famous for its peculiar spicy nature.
Women traditionally wear a nine yard or five yard sari and men a dhoti or pajama with a shirt. This, however, is changing with women in urban Maharashtra wearing Punjabi dresses, consisting of a Salwar and a Kurta while men wear trousers and a shirt.
The cricket craze can be seen throughout Maharashtra, as it is the most widely followed and played sport. Kabaddi and hockey are also played with fervor. Children’s games include Viti-Dandu (Gilli-danda in Hindi) and Pakada-pakadi (tag).
Hindus in Maharashtra follow the Shalivahana Saka era calendar. Gudi Padwa, Diwali, Rangapanchami, Gokulashtami and Ganeshotsav are some of the festivals that are celebrated in Maharashtra. Ganeshotsav is one of the biggest festival of Maharashtra which is celebrated with much reverence and festivity throughout the state and has since some time become popular all over the country. The festival which continues over ten days is in honour of Ganesha, the god of learning and knowledge. A large number of people walk hundreds of kilometers to Pandharpur for the annual pilgrimage in the month of Ashadh.

See also

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Travel guide

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From Wikitravel

Asia : South Asia : India : Western India : Maharashtra
.Located in the West region, Maharashtra [1] is the third largest state of India by size and the second largest by population.^ Maharashtra is one of the largest states in India, both in terms of population and area.
  • Maharashtra Travel Guide, Maharashtra India Travel, Famous Travel Attractions in Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.surfindia.com [Source type: News]
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^ It is India's third largest state by area and second largest by population.

^ Maharashtra is the third largest state in India both in area and population.
  • Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC mohfw.nic.in [Source type: Academic]

.It stretches from the west coast to the interior regions and its climate too varies with its geography.^ Maharashtra is located in the Central region of India, on the West Coast.
  • Maharashtra india, tourism in Maharashtra, Hotels in Maharashtra, travel to Maharashtra, tours to Maharashtra, Maharashtra tour packages, holidays in Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.touristplacesinindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maharashtra - Arts & Culture Maharashtra, a region with a diverse and rich geography, varied colourful people and customs, boasts of a rich culture and age-old tradition of art and crafts.
  • Maharashtra India,Maharashtra Travel Tourism,Maharashtra State Tourism India,Maharashtra Tourism Guide 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.vacationsindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Maharashtra contains India's most industrialized region, the Mumbai-Pune belt.^ It is the most fascinating region of India.
  • Mumbai Tours, Travel Agents Mumbai, Hotel Bookings Mumbai, Tour PackagesMumbai, Hotels in Mumbai, Tours to Bombay 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.eholidaysindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mumbai, India’s commercial capital is the capital of Maharashtra.
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^ India, Pune, Maharashtra, Mumbai, development program, training program .
  • :: entrepreneurship training consultancy, vocational training consultancy, India, Pune, Maharashtra, Mumbai, development program, training program 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC mitcontraining.com [Source type: News]

.Agriculturally too, the state is one of India's more advanced and well-irrigated.^ Maharashtra is one of the well known states and tourist destinations in India.
  • Maharashtra Hotel Packages,Hotel Packages for Maharashtra,Hotel Packages Maharashtra,Hotels and Resorts in Maharashtra,Resorts and Hotels in Maharashtra,India 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.indianholiday.com [Source type: News]

^ The Maharashtra state is one of the largest states in India .
  • A USEFUL WEBSITE FOR MAHARASHTRA’S LAND TRANSACTIONS! | Lands Of Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC landsofmaharashtra.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One of the largest states of India, in terms of population as well as area, Maharashtra is a place where sylvan stillness of the countryside mingles beautifully with the hubbub of the city life.
  • Maharashtra India - Maharashtra Tourism, Maharashtra State, Travel to Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.bharatonline.com [Source type: News]

.The northern and eastern parts of the state, however lag behind the western region.^ Maharashtra state includes a part of Deccan Plateau, Western Ghats, Konkan, Vidharbha & parts of erstwhile Sangli state which was merged into Indian union after independence.
  • Maharashtra State 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.sangli.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Travel To Pune Pune, formerly known as Punevadi in Marathi and Poona in Hindi, lies in the western part of India in the State of Maharashtra.
  • Maharashtra India Travel Guide | CruisingIndia.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.cruisingindia.com [Source type: General]

^ Location :- Located in Western India with Arabian Sea on the western side, while Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh states lie on the northern side.
  • Maharashtra State 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.sangli.8m.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Regions

.For administrative purposes, the state is sub-divided into six divisions and further into 35 districts.^ For administrative purposes, the state is sub-divided into six divisions and further into 35 districts.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Districts of Maharashtra Maharashtra state is made up of 35 districts, which are grouped into six divisions.
  • Maharashtra: Info on geography, history, government, districts, business, economy, travel, rivers, education, food, arts, culture, music, dance, festivals 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.newkerala.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For the purpose of proper implementation development work and supervision of normal revenue work, The Maharashtra is divided into the 6 Divisions and 35 Districts.
  • A USEFUL WEBSITE FOR MAHARASHTRA’S LAND TRANSACTIONS! | Lands Of Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC landsofmaharashtra.com [Source type: Original source]

.Officially, all divisions save one are named after the district where the headquarters of the division is located.^ Officially, all divisions save one are named after the district where the headquarters of the division is located.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Maharashtra District Map on our site gives you the location of all the 35 districts in Maharashtra including Mumbai , Pune and Aurangabad .
  • Maharashtra, Maharashtra Map 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.maps-india.com [Source type: News]

^ All the districts of Maharashtra are grouped into six divisions: Aurangabad Division, Amravati Division, Konkan Division, Nagpur Division, Nashik Division and Pune Division.
  • Maharashtra, Maharashtra Map, Maharashtra State, Maps of Maharashtra India 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.mapsofindia.com [Source type: News]

.But the divisions are also popularly known by other names and that is how they are listed here.^ But the divisions are also popularly known by other names and that is how they are listed here.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The official names of the divisions are given alongside in brackets.^ The official names of the divisions are given alongside in brackets.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Officially, all divisions save one are named after the district where the headquarters of the division is located.
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  • Mumbai — the capital, also the commercial capital of India
  • Ahmednagar — 500+ years history, with traces of Nizamshahi, Shahjahan and Peshwas
  • Aurangabad — the city of 52 doors, famous for its Mughal monuments
  • Kolhapur — the home of Goddess Ambabai
  • Nanded — holy city of Sikh Religion
  • Nagpur — the city of Oranges, at the geographical center of India
  • Nashik — the city of pilgrimage - The Grape city
  • Pune — cultural capital of Maharashtra
  • Solapur — textile capital of Maharastra
  • Ajanta — Buddhist caves, a complex of caves representing some of the best of early Buddhist art, World heritage site
  • Ashtavinayak — 8 Auspicious Temples of Lord Ganesha (Ganapati)
  • Ellora — world famous for its caves of three religions, total 30 caves are divided into Buddhist, Hindu and Jain caves, World heritage site, Ellora ia also adob of Grishneshwar, the 12th Jyotirlanga in India
  • Lonar — his place has Earth's only meteor crater in basaltic rock
  • Mulshi — major dam
  • Bhimashankar — one of the 12 Jyotirlinga in India

Talk

.The principal language spoken is Marathi.^ The principal language spoken is Marathi.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The principal language of the people is Marathi .
  • Maharashtra Cities: History, Vacations and Cities in Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.placesonline.com [Source type: News]

^ Languages Spoken Marathi is the common language here.
  • Maharashtra, Ganpatipule Beach 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.travelmasti.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Hindi and English are widely spoken and understood.^ However, English and Hindi are widely spoken.
  • Maharashtra Cities: History, Vacations and Cities in Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.placesonline.com [Source type: News]

^ Hindi and English are widely spoken and understood.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other languages spoken in the state are Gujarati, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Sindhi, Urdu, Bengali, Malayalam, and English.
  • Maharashtra (state, India) :: People -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Mumbai is fairly cosmoplitan, with many languages, including English being spoken.^ Mumbai is fairly cosmoplitan, with many languages, including English being spoken.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Mumbai being the commercial hub of India and also the capital city of Maharashtra, many travelers visit this glamorous city throughout the year.

^ There are also many local languages, including Konkani on the west coast and Gondi, Varhadi, and Mundari in the eastern and northern forests.
  • Maharashtra (state, India) :: People -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Konkani is a minority language closely related to Marathi, spoken by the eponymous Konkani community.^ The principal language spoken is Marathi.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Konkani is a minority language closely related to Marathi, spoken by the eponymous Konkani community.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Languages Spoken Marathi is the common language here.
  • Maharashtra, Ganpatipule Beach 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.travelmasti.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Though Konkanis are common in the Konkan region, they are by no means a majority even there.^ Though Konkanis are common in the Konkan region, they are by no means a majority even there.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Social Backwardness The Nomadic and Denotified tribals have no means of production and livelihood as a result of which they have to move from village to village in the form of a caravan.
  • Denotified and Nomadic Tribes in Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC sickle.bwh.harvard.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ Sena's hooliganism endangering democracy The party's mob tactics, due to regionalism and language superiority, show no regard for even the Marathi.
  • Earthquake tremors felt in Maharashtra on Saturday 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.merinews.com [Source type: News]

Get in

.All the cities of Maharastra all well connected by rail, air and road.^ By Rail : Mumbai has trains connecting it to all important cities in India.
  • Maharashtra,Maharashtra Travel,Maharashtra Tour,Maharashtra Tourism,Maharashtra India,Maharashtra Travels,Maharashtra Tourist Information,Maharashtra Tourist Info,Maharashtra Tour Guide,Maharashtra Travel Guide,Maharashtra Tourist Guide,Maharashtra City Guide 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.eindiatourism.com [Source type: News]

^ By Rail: Well connected by to all major cities and towns of India.
  • Maharashtra Tourism, Ajanta Ellora Caves Travel, Maharashtra Tours, Holidays in Aurangabad- Mahrashtra, Maharashtra Tour Guide, Ajanta Ellora Tourism, 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.merukatours.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Shirdi is well connected by road.
  • Maharashtra travel guide 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.world66.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

By plane

.Maharashtra has five airports - Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Nashik and Aurangabad among which Mumbai is the most busiest airport in India.^ India, Pune, Maharashtra, Mumbai, development program, training program .
  • :: entrepreneurship training consultancy, vocational training consultancy, India, Pune, Maharashtra, Mumbai, development program, training program 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC mitcontraining.com [Source type: News]

^ The company is headquartered at Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.
  • Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited - Computer Business Review 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.cbronline.com [Source type: News]

^ Mumbai , India ’s most populous city is the capital of Maharashtra .
  • Maharashtra tours and tourism. | Travel India 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.theindiatravels.com [Source type: General]

By train

.Maharastra is also well connected with other parts of India by the Indian Railways.^ Mumbai, being one of the leading industrial states of India, is well connected with an elaborate network of roads to the different parts of the country.

^ There are direct trains connecting all the cities and towns of the state to each other as well as to the major cities of the country.
  • Maharashtra Getting There Information, Maharashtra Transport, How to Reach Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.shubhyatra.com [Source type: General]

^ This tradition of carved wooden frames and carved wooden balconies supported by brackets of animals, birds, and human forms is a part of architectural design of homes, palaces and temples as well as other community places built all over India.

.Mumbai is the headquarters of the Central and Western railways while Nagpur, which is close to the geographical centre of India has rail connectivity with all the metro cities of India.^ The region comes under the jurisdiction of Central Railways which has its headquarter in Mumbai.
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^ Mumbai is well connected to the rest of the country by central and western railway lines.
  • Maharashtra Yatra, Maharashtra Tourism, Maharashtra Travel Info, Mumbai Travel in Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.shubhyatra.com [Source type: General]

^ Mumbai is connected to the rest of country by central and western railway lines.
  • Maharashtra Getting There Information, Maharashtra Transport, How to Reach Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.shubhyatra.com [Source type: General]

By car

.Many National Highways through Maharashtra.^ National Highways in Maharashtra is 3688 kilometers.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Nagpur enjoys a central location in India & many important national highways & railway routes pass through Nagpur.
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^ Airport, Wardha Road Nagpur, Maharashtra 440 025 Located On national Highway No.7 and Opp.
  • Maharashtra Hotels, India | CruisingIndia.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.cruisingindia.com [Source type: Reference]

See

Beach resorts

.Coastal Maharashtra (Konkan) has some of very beautiful beaches.^ Maharashtra is a beautiful state situated on the coast of the Arabian Sea and it offers a lot of wonderful beaches.
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^ Maharashtra is another coastal state of India with a good number of seaside resorts and beach resorts.
  • Maharashtra Beaches, Beaches in Maharashtra, Beach Travel to Maharashtra, Mumbai Beach Tours, Coastal Beaches of Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.indianbeachesportal.com [Source type: General]

^ Beaches Spend some memorable moments at the serene beaches of Maharashtra providing you an opportunity to explore some of the fascinating sights.
  • Travel in Maharashtra,Travel to Maharashtra,Maharashtra Travel,Travel Maharashtra,Maharashtra Holiday,Maharashtra Travel Guide,Travel Maharashtra India,Maharashtra Travel India,Travel Packages in Maharashtra,Maharashtra City Guide 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC travel.mapsofworld.com [Source type: News]

.With a 720 km coast line, there are beautiful beach destinations almost every 50-100 km, starting from Dahanu in the Northern part of the State to Sindhudurg, at the Southern tip.^ Maharashtra ’s 720 km long affair with the Arabian Sea extends from Dahanu and Bordi in the north up to Goa proceeding southwards.
  • Maharashtra tours and tourism. | Travel India 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.theindiatravels.com [Source type: General]

^ There are also many local languages, including Konkani on the west coast and Gondi, Varhadi, and Mundari in the eastern and northern forests.
  • Maharashtra (state, India) :: People -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.britannica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It extends over the Sahayadri mountains; a vast stretch of 720 kilometers of the Arabian Sea coast providing it a beautiful backdrop .
  • Maharashtra, Maharashtra India, Maharashtra Travel Guide - India Travelog 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.indiatravelog.com [Source type: Original source]

Some popular beaches are:
  • Dahanu-Bordi
  • Gorai-Madh
  • Juhu
  • Alibag
  • Kashid
  • Murud-Janjira
  • Harihareshwar
  • Ganpatipule
  • Tarkarli
  • Vengurla
  • Terekhol
  • Devgad beach
  • Taramumbari
  • kunkeshwar beach
.While the beaches in Bordi, Gorai, Juhu, Alibag, Kashid and Murud-Janjira are well-developed, with multiple accommodation choices, the rest remain still off the tourist circuit.^ Apart from these, the Chowpaty and the Juhu beach are major highlights of the city, where tourists and local people gather to enjoy themselves.
  • Maharashtra Tourism,Maharashtra India Tourism,Info Guide on Maharashtra Tourism 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.indiasite.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Among the beaches of Mumbai, the most well known is Juhu, smiling with its unsurpassable attraction to bathe.
  • Maharashtra Yatra, Maharashtra Tourism, Maharashtra Travel Info, Mumbai Travel in Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.shubhyatra.com [Source type: General]

^ Some of the popular beaches in Maharashtra are Juhu Beach, Marine Drive-Chowpatty Beach, Bassein Beach, Dahanu-Bordi Beach, Daman-Silvasa-Vapi, Ganapatipule Beach, Harnai Beach, Madh Island Beach, Mandwa-Kihim, Marve-Manori-Gorai, Murud-Janjira Beach, Shriwardhan-Harihareshwar, Tarkali Beach, Velneshwar Beach, Vengurla Malvan and Vijaydurg-Sindhudurg.
  • Maharashtra India,Maharashtra Travel Tourism,Maharashtra State Tourism India,Maharashtra Tourism Guide 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.vacationsindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The primary reason is lack of good accommodation choices. .At most of the other beaches, the only decent stay options are properties owne and managed by the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), a govt.^ Access points of Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra too is quite developed thereby providing easy accessibility with other places apart from the state itself.
  • Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.indianetzone.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) buses, popularly called ST for State Transport, link most of the towns and villages and have a large network of operation.
  • Maharashtra | 123yatra.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.123yatra.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation buses, popularly called ST or MSRTC, link most of the towns and villages and have a large network of operation.
  • Visit INDIA. Exploring Indian Tourism, Travel and Destinations on visitindia.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC www.visitindia.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

organisation. These MTDC resorts have amazing location with great views, but being govt. run, these are not among the best in service, activities and food.

Hill Stations

Popular hill stations in Maharashtra are -
  • National Parks
  • Meteor Crater
  • Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai
  • Astavinayak yatra
  • Shirdi
  • River rafting at kolad Maps
A good place to stay is at Pooja Farms in their aqua huts

Do

==Eat
  • Vada Pav
  • Misal
==Adventure/off the beaten track
  • Ride the Mumbai Locals in peak hours! Or atleast visit CST railway station in peak hours.
  • Coconut water is very famous
  • The most pure form of water on earth

Stay safe

Be wary of strikes, or bandhs, called by political parties. .Check the newspaper, and if you notice that all commerce seems to have come to a halt and businesses all seem to be shuttered, stay at home.^ Whatever moniker you choose, just keep the pasta alfredo coming and the pinot gris flowing, and we'll all get along just fine.
  • Maharashtra Travel Guide | Away.com 10 January 2010 5:47 UTC vacation.away.com [Source type: General]

^ You must obey all signs or notices regarding your route.More roa...

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Wiktionary

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Map of India with Maharastra highlighted

Contents

English

Alternative spellings

Etymology

From Sanskrit महाराष्ट्र (mahārāṣṭra), derived from महा- (mahā-), combining form of महत् (mahat) "great" + राष्ट्र (rāṣṭra) "kingdom".

Proper noun

Singular
Maharashtra
Plural
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Maharashtra
  1. State in western India which has Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) as its capital.

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