from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A member of a Hindu people inhabiting Maharashtra in west-central India.
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- n. A member of a Hindu people from Maharashtra.
- proper n. The language of this people.
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- n. a member of a people of India living in Maharashtra
It is difficult to avoid confusion in the use of the term Maratha, which signifies both an inhabitant of the area in which the
Hari Hareshwar being the family diety of the Peshwa's had great importance in Maratha history.
a belief in his divine mission, founded a kingdom in the western Ghats and, like the Sikh leaders, almost created a nation, for it does not appear that before his time the word Maratha (Mahârâshṭra) had any special ethnic significance.
The Bihari coolie is be-headed by poor and unemployed Marathi youth for Maratha pride.
So the Ram mandir, Maratha pride and Islamism are invented to prevent unity of the poor.
Perched on a black and white horse dressed in his ceremonial richly worked-on angarkha, laden with assorted jewels and with his trademark Maratha pagri (a community-specific headgear) placed on his head with just a hint of a tilt to its left he would ride down the city roads.
Sights including a square mixing Persian, Mughal, Maratha and British architecture, an awe-inspiring 15th-century mosque and the marble depths of a Jain temple -- as well as India's oldest stock - exchange building.
Some Maharashtrians see the gudis as a symbol of victory associated with the conquests of the Maratha forces lead by the great hero Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.
The Islamic Mughals vanquished all of northern India, Pakistan, and a good part of Afghanistan, but they could never consolidate the Deccan against the Hindu Maratha warriors.
This 'Cultural Capital of maharashtra' was once the glorious capital of the Maratha empire and the centre of the Maratha awakening.