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India is known for its diverse cultures which have emerged over the centuries. The deepness in Maharashtra culture is regarded all across the world. People come to visit India, not just for visiting its famous tourist spots, but also to understand the culture and people of India. Our website will feature articles that describe the various cultures and people groups that can be seen across India.
A state which was formed after the partition of Bombay decades ago, is very rich when it comes to culture. It’s capital Mumbai thrives with people from all across the country as they come to earn their livelihood. The majority of people are Hindus, but there are many other religions in the urban parts of Maharashtra like Muslims, Christians and minorities like Buddhists, Sikhs and Jains. The official language of this state is Marathi as in Government offices and bureaucracy this is the standard language used for communication.
Temples and Historic Sites
We see various temples for God’s and Saints in various places of Maharashtra. Some of them are Lord Shiva, Krishna and Ganesh. The saints include Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, Sant Sakhubai, Banka Mahar, Damajipanth and Bhagu. Besides this there are many Jain temples found in various parts of Maharashtra.
There are also many ancient structures in Maharashtra like the famous Ajanta and Ellora caves in Aurangabad which remind us of the amazing carving and sculptures made in ancient India.
There is a strong dominance of Marathi culture in the rural parts of Maharashtra whereas in cities like Mumbai and Pune there is more diversity of culture. As a part of Maharashtra culture various festivals are organized throughout the year with the famous Ganesh Chaturthi that lasts for 11 days every year. Other festivals such as Shivaji Jayanti, Dussehra and Diwali are also held once a year.