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Maharashtra part of Indian pride ; A unique state
Maharashtra state is in Western peninsular region of India occupying a portion of deccan plateau.
- Formation : 1 May 1960 ( Maharashtra Day )
- Capital : Mumbai
- Number of districts : 36
- Largest city : Mumbai
- Governor : Bhagat singh Koshyari
- Chief minister : Uddhav Thakeray
- Members of legislative Assembly : 288 seats
- Rajya sabha seats : 19
- Lok sabha seats : 48
- Area rank : 3rd
- Population rank : 2nd
- Website : Maharastra.gov.in
- Sex ratio : 929/1000
Important National parks and wildlife Sanctuaries of Maharashtra :
- Chandoli National Park
- Gugamal National Park
- Nawegoan National park
- Tadoba National Park
- Sanjay Gandhi ( Borivilli ) National Park
- Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary
- Yeroor National Park
- Djipur National Park
- Tungareshwar National Park
Important festivals of Maharashtra :
- Gudi padwa
- Narai Purnima
- Ganesh Chaturthi
- Banganga festival
- The Elephant festival
- The Ellora festival
Dances of Maharashtra :
- Dhangari Gaja
General important facts about Maharashtra:
Maharashtra is the wealthiest state by all major economic parameters.
Maharashtra is home land of Maratha Empire of 18th century.
The Maratha Empire included parameters :
- Peshwas of Pune
- Bhonsle clan of Nagpur
- Gaekwod of Baroda
- Holkars of Indore
- Scindia of Gwalior
It is also the world’s second most populous subnational entity .
Pune is known as the ” Oxford of East “ due to the presence of well known educational institutes.
Nashik is known as the ” Win capital of India “ as it has the largest number of wineries vineyards in the country.
Maharashtra is also most industrialized state in India.
The Godavari and the Krishna are the two most popular rivers in the state.
Marathi is the most widely spoken language and also official language of Maharashtra.
Victoria Termines which was later renamed as Chatrapati shivaji Termines is a proud historic railway station of Maharashtra and also a UNESCO world Heritage Site.
It was built in year 1898 , by architect Frederick William Stevens.
Symbol of Maharashtra :
- Song : ‘Jai Jai Maharashtra Maza’ by Raja Badhe
- Mammal : Indian giant Squirrel
- Bird : Yellow footed green Pigeon
- Insect : Blue Mormon
- tree ; Mango tree
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