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Maharashtra Day 2024: Facts to know about The Gateway of India

The Indian state of Maharashtra is also known as the 'The Gateway of India'.

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Formation Day

On May 1, 1960, the state of Maharashtra was officially formed after the division of the bilingual Bombay State into Maharashtra and Gujarat.

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The capital city of Maharashtra is Mumbai, which is also the financial capital of India and one of the most populous cities in the world.

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Language and Culture

Marathi is the official language and is widely spoken throughout the state. Maharashtra has a rich cultural heritage, with vibrant traditions in music, dance, literature, and art.

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Maharashtra has one of the largest economies in India, contributing significantly to the country's GDP. The state also has a strong agricultural sector producing a variety of crops

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Most famous festival

Lord Ganesha, the deity of wisdom, is the most loved in Maharashtra and Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated with the most grandeur.

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Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad (known for the Ajanta and Ellora caves), and Mahabaleshwar (a popular hill station) are among the top tourist destinations.

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