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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.


(Placename) a state of W central India, formed in 1960 from the Marathi-speaking S and E parts of former Bombay state: lies mainly on the Deccan plateau; mainly agricultural. Capital: Mumbai (Bombay). Pop: 96 752 247 (2001). Area: 307 690 sq km (118 800 sq miles)


(ˌmɑ həˈrɑʃ trə)

a state in W central India. 78,937,187; 118,903 sq. mi. (307,959 sq. km). Cap.: Bombay.
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Noun1.Maharashtra - a historical area in west-central IndiaMaharashtra - a historical area in west-central India
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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Beed (Maharashtra), June 4 ( ANI ): A sea of villagers, political activists and leaders of various parties have gathered at the site where the last rites of former union minister Gopinath Munde will be performed in Parli Village in Mharashtra's Beed District.
Among the pack which have supported the Centre's opening up move, Mharashtra tops the list with six cities, including Vasai, while Delhi , Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Chandigarh and Dada and Nagar Haveli, chip in with one each.