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About Maharashtra

Maharashtra is 3 rd largest state of India by area (around 307713 km 2 ). Prior to its formation o May 1, 1960, it was part of Bombay State. It is surrounded by Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh from North side, by the Indian union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu from North-west side, by Chhattisgarh from East side, by Telangana from South- east side, by Karnataka and Goa from South and by Arabian Sea from West side.

ISO 3166 Code

ISO 3166 code of Maharashtra is "MH".

Historical Facts

- Maharashtra was formed on 1 May 1960.

Culture & Festivals

Dance: Lavani, Koli dance (as called 'Koligeete') are among the most popular dances of Maharashtra.
Ganesh Utsav: Ganesh Utsav is celebrated in the month of Bhadrapada according to Hindu Calendar. It's a ten days festival when people worship the Lord Ganesha at home as well as in the community. Various social and cultural programs are organized as part of this festival. It is a unique experience to visit these community pandals for the Ganesha Festival celebration to enjoy the decoration. Special food including sweet call Modak is prepared at this location in most of the houses.
Dahi-Handi: Dahi-Handi is a festival when the community comes together and celebrates the birth of the Hindu god Krishna. It involves communities hanging an earthen pot filled with yoghurt (dahi), butter, or another milk-based food at a convenient or tall height. Young men and boys form teams, make a human pyramid, and attempt to reach or break the pot. As they do so, people surround them, sing, play music and cheer them on. It is a public spectacle and an old tradition.
Kolhapuri Dasara: Dasara is a special celebration for the city of Kolhapur. The royal family of the principal state of Kolhapur has set the tradition of celebration of Dasara a couple of centuries ago. The festival is still celebrated with grandeur.
Bendur/Pola -Western Maharashtra: Bendur or Pola is an agricultural festival celebrated in Maharashtra on the no moon day of Hindu month Shravana. Bullocks, traditionally who assist the farmer in his agricultural work, are decorated and fed with special food. It's their day of the year. In some of the villages, various kinds of competitions are organised for bullocks.

Unesco World Heritage

- Ajanta Caves: It is located in Ajanta, Aurangabad district of Maharashtra.
- Ellora Caves: It is located in Sambhaji Nagar district of Maharashtra.
- Elephanta Caves: It is a cave complex, located in the Elephanta Island in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus: It is located in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
- Western Ghats: It is also known as Western Mountain range. It is spread over the states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
- The Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Bombay: The Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Bombay is a collection buildings of 19th-century Victorian Revival public and 20th-century Mumbai Art Deco the Fort area of Mumbai, Maharashtra.

2 GPO in Maharashtra

Nagpur GPO [Nagpur, 440001]
Mumbai GPO [Mumbai, 400001]