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INTRODUCTION
• Maharashtra is in the west part of India on the coast of
the Arabian Sea.
• Seven other states of India hav...
ORIGIN
• The modern Marathi language
developed from the Maharashtri
Prakrit.
• Maharashtra, Maharashtri, Marathi
and Marat...
GEOGRAPHY
• MAHARASHTRA ENCOMPASSES AN AREA OF 308,000 KM².
• IT IS THE THIRD LARGEST STATE IN INDIA.
• THE WESTERN GHATS ...
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Festvials
 Aashadi Ekadashi is one of most
important festivals celebrated across
Maharashtra.
 Lord Ganesha's devotion i...
Language
• Marathi is
the official
language of
Maharashtra.
According to the
2001 census, it is the
native language of
68....
EDUCATION
 Maharashtra has good human
resource development infrastructure
in terms of educational institutions.
 The lit...
Transport System
 Maharashtra has the largest road
network in India at 267,452
kilometres.
 The state is well-connected ...
Maharashtrian Cuisine
Maharashtrian cuisine is cuisine of the Marathi
people, those from the state
of Maharashtra in India...
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Maharashtra

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION • Maharashtra is in the west part of India on the coast of the Arabian Sea. • Seven other states of India have borders with Maharashtra. It cores an area of 118,530 mi² (306,993 km²) • It is bigger than Italy but smaller than Oman. • Maharashtra has more business than any other one state of India.
  2. 2. ORIGIN • The modern Marathi language developed from the Maharashtri Prakrit. • Maharashtra, Maharashtri, Marathi and Maratha may have derived from the Jain. Maharashtri literature. • An alternative theory states that the term derives from the words Maha ("Great") and Rashtra ("nation/dominion").
  3. 3. GEOGRAPHY • MAHARASHTRA ENCOMPASSES AN AREA OF 308,000 KM². • IT IS THE THIRD LARGEST STATE IN INDIA. • THE WESTERN GHATS BETTER KNOWN AS SAHYADRI, ARE A HILLY RANGE RUNNING PARALLEL TO THE COAST, AT AN AVERAGE ELEVATION OF 1,200 METRES. • HE 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 RIVER, WHICH FLOW EASTWARD INTO THE BAY OF BENGAL, FORMING ONE OF THE GREATEST RIVER BASINS IN INDIA.
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  5. 5. Festvials  Aashadi Ekadashi is one of most important festivals celebrated across Maharashtra.  Lord Ganesha's devotion is celebrated by Ganesh Chaturthi in August– September of every year.  Popular forms of God are Shiva, Krishna and Ganesha. Lord Shiva's devotion is celebrated by taking part in Maha Shivaratri.  Lord Krishna's devotions are celebrated in the state-wide Gokul Ashtami
  6. 6. Language • Marathi is the official language of Maharashtra. According to the 2001 census, it is the native language of 68.89% of the population
  7. 7. EDUCATION  Maharashtra has good human resource development infrastructure in terms of educational institutions.  The literacy rate is well above the national average at 82.9%.  University of Mumbai, one of the largest universities in the world in terms of the number of graduates.
  8. 8. Transport System  Maharashtra has the largest road network in India at 267,452 kilometres.  The state is well-connected to other parts of the country with a railway network spanning 5,983 km between four Railways.  Maharashtra has three major ports at Mumbai.
  9. 9. Maharashtrian Cuisine Maharashtrian cuisine is cuisine of the Marathi people, those from the state of Maharashtra in India. Maharashtrian cuisine covers a range from being mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, bajri, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. Popular dishes include puran poli, ukdiche Modak, and batata wada.

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