• 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.
• The modern Marathi language
developed from the Maharashtri
• 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").
• 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.
Aashadi Ekadashi is one of most
important festivals celebrated across
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
• Marathi is
According to the
2001 census, it is the
native language of
68.89% of the
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.
Maharashtra has the largest road
network in India at 267,452
The state is well-connected to other parts
of the country with a railway network
spanning 5,983 km between four
Maharashtra has three major ports at
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.