Maharashtra is the wealthiest state in India. Maharashtra is also second most populous state and third largest state by area. It is a state in the western region of India. It is very well known in world due to leading India in different fields and how can someone forget Mumbai.
मंगल देशा, पवित्र देशा, महाराष्ट्र देशा
प्रणाम घ्यावा माझा हा श्रीमहाराष्ट्र देशा
राकट देशा, कणखर देशा, दगडांच्या देशा
नाजुक देशा, कोमल देशा, फुलांच्याहि देशा
अंजन कांचन करवंदीच्या काटेरी देशा
बकुलफुलांच्या प्राजक्तीच्या दळदारी देशा
भावभक्तिच्या देशा आणिक बुद्धीच्या देशा
शाहीरांच्या देशा कर्त्या मर्दांच्या देशा
ध्येय जे तुझ्या अंतरी, निशाणावरी, नाचते करी;
जोडी इह पर लोकांसी, व्यवहारा परमार्थासी,
जरिपटक्यासह भगव्या झेंड्याच्या एकचि देशा
प्रणाम घ्यावा माझा हा श्रीमहाराष्ट्र देशा ॥१॥
अपार सिंधुच्या भव्य बांधवा, महाराष्ट्र देशा
सह्याद्रीच्या सख्या, जिवलगा, महाराष्ट्र देशा
पाषाणाच्या देही वरिसी तू हिरव्या वेषा
गोदा, कृष्णा, भीमा तुझिया ललाटिंच्या रेषा
तुझिया देही करी प्रतिष्ठा प्रथम प्राणांची
मंगल वसती जनस्थानिंची श्रीरघुनाथांची
ध्येय जे तुझ्या अंतरी….. ॥२॥
It’s birth place of great warriors like Chatrapati Shivaji maharaj, Sambhaji maharaj, Mahadji Shinde and Bajirao Peshva. Chatrapati Shivaji Raje Bhosale was founder of maratha empire and also known as great maratha warrior. Shivaji maharaj led a resistance to free maratha people from the sultanate of Bijapur.
Like interesting history how can someone ignore interesting nature. Such as heritage rich cities, konkan sea, sahyadri mountains, forests which increase beauty, famous fruit hapus Mango, Nagpur oranges, Nashik grapes. Hapus mango is also known as King of all fruits too harvested from here.
How can we forget great marathi saints and writers? Saint Tukaram, Saint Dnyaneshwar, Saint Eknath, Saint Ramdas are famous Saints who has also Varkari tradition followed by many people even now in Maharahstra and also India. Pu. La. Deshpande, kusumagraj, G. A. Kulkarni, Raznjit Desai, Acharya Atre, Mangesh Padgaokar, Vijay Tendulkar, Baba Kadam are some of these great writers.
Bal Gangadhar Tilak was first leader of the independence movement. G.K. Gokhale, Mahadev Govind Rande, Nana Patil these are some great freedom fighters.
Also Ramabai Ranade is a pioneer of the modern women’s movement in India and outside. She is founder and president of the “Seva Sadan” which is most successful of all India women’s institute.
Puran poli, Chakli, Shrikhand, chivda andkolhapuri and tambda rassa are some of famous Maharashtrian food.
Geographically ,historically Maharashtra has 5 regions
Vidharbh- (Nagpur and Amaravati)
2. Khandesh and North region- (Nashik division)
3. Desh-(Pune division)