Maharashtra is progressive state of India. Maharashtra is vibrant and beautiful land. State has its own identity in art and cultural. Maharashtra has great mountains and long sea shore that attracts people. On lap of Sahyandri mountain there are numerous forts that stand proud and strong. From ancient times Maharashtra has great history. After independence of India in 1947, Maharashtra become a linguistic State on 1st May 1960.
Maharashtra is the rich state and contributing to major part of the India's industrial output. Maharashtra contribute Over 40% of India's national revenue. Maharashtra is leading industrial state of country. Maharashtra has all types of industries from core to software industries in Mumbai, Pune and other cities. The Mihan project in Nagpur will be the first International Cargo hub in India.
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Maharashtra has rich culture, the Ganesh Festival has its own identity in India and all over the world. Festivals of all religions are celebrated with much reverence and enthusiasm. Maharashtra is land of art. Vibrant folk music of Maharashtra is popular from centuries. Powada folk is associated with the great king Shivaji. Other folk music like Gondhal and Bharud are part of Hindu marriages. Lavani is another folk music which is popular among the youths. The Bhajan, Kirtan and Abhangas of Varkari sect (Vaishanav Devotees) have long history and these are part of their daily rituals.
Marathi theater has glorious history which is shinning with iconic names like Bal Gandharva, Keshavrao Bhosle, Kolhatkar, Khadilkar, Deval, Gadkari and Kirloskar. The first Motion Picture of India created by Dadasaheb Phalke of Nashik in 1913. Now Marathi and Hindi Film Industry has made its place in world. The world famous film industry Bollywood is in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Maharashtra has given great Iconic personalities like Dnyaneshwar, Tukaram, Shivaji Maharaj, Lokmanya Tilak which have created and influenced history of Maharashtra and India. The legends in music like Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosale have spread name of Maharashtra all over the world with their melodious songs. The cricketer like Sachin Tendulkar is considered as God in Cricket so as Sunil Gavaskar. Industrialist Kirloskar and Bajaj had made major contribution in Industries of Maharashtra. Many Iconic personalities from all over India came to Mumbai and developed their career and fame and added glory to India. Few to list are Industrialist Dherubhai Ambani, Tatas , filmy personalities like Raj Kapoor and Amitabh Bachhan.
Maharashtra has numerous historic and tourist places. The historic places like Ajanta caves, Raigad, Sinhgad , RajGad, Shaniwar wada are identity of Maharashtra. Temples like Trimbakeshwar of Nashik, Mahalaxmi of Kolhapur and Ashtavinayak temples are worth to see. There are popular hill stations like Lonavala, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar and Panhala. On beaches like Harihareshwar, Tarkarli, Diveagar, Juhu Beach you can enjoy sand and sun set.
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