Definitions

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  • A state of west-central India. Inhabited largely by Maratha-speaking Hindus, the region was controlled by Muslim rulers from the early 1300s to the mid-1600s and by the British after the early 1800s. It became a separate state in 1960. Mumbai is the capital.

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  • proper noun State in western India which has Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) as its capital.

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  • noun a historical area in west-central India

Etymologies

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From Sanskrit महाराष्ट्र (mahārāṣṭra), derived from महा- (mahā-), combining form of महत् (mahat) "great" + राष्ट्र (rāṣṭra). In Sanskrit, the word rāṣṭra means "nation" or "dominion". Other theories indicate that the word "rāṣṭra" in this context derives from ratta (a corruption of "Rashtrakuta", a dynasty that once ruled the area), a clan known as "rāṣṭrika" (found in some of King Ashoka's inscriptions) or "ratha" (chariot).

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  • District Raigad, in the industrially advanced state of maharashtra, at a distance of 175 kms by road from mumbai, the capital of the state of Maharashtra and commercial capital of the Republic of India.

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  • It is common to the Ghati cooking in Maharashtra and up in North Karnataka.

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  • This spread is made mostly beyond the Sahyadri Ghats in Maharashtra and North Karnataka.

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  • In a custom believed to enhance children's physical health and stamina, priests in Maharashtra's Jaina town hurl dangled hundreds of local youngsters by the arms and feet before tossing them to a crowd of devotees holding a cloth below, Sify reports.

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  • In a custom believed to enhance children's physical health and stamina, priests in Maharashtra's Jaina town hurl dangled hundreds of local youngsters by the arms and feet before tossing them to a crowd of devotees holding a cloth below, Sify reports.

    Indians Practice Ritual Of Throwing Children For Health (VIDEO)

  • In a custom believed to enhance children's physical health and stamina, priests in Maharashtra's Jaina town hurl dangled hundreds of local youngsters by the arms and feet before tossing them to a crowd of devotees holding a cloth below, Sify reports.

    Indians Practice Ritual Of Throwing Children For Health (VIDEO)

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