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Maharashtra Day 2019: From Bollywood to Beaches, Find Out What the State Has to Offer

Maharashtra Day is held at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, where the Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, addresses a large gathering.

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Updated:May 1, 2019, 8:49 AM IST
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Maharashtra Day 2019: From Bollywood to Beaches, Find Out What the State Has to Offer
SRK returns after celebrating his wife Gauri Khan's birthday party in Alibaug. (Image: Yogen Shah)

Maharashtra Day is celebrated on May 1 every year to mark the Maratha speaking region attaining statehood on May 1, 1960.

On this day 59 years ago, Maharashtra attained its statehood. Every year on May 1, the Maratha speaking region celebrates Maharashtra Day.

Maharashtra Day is held at Shivaji Park in Mumbai, where the Governor of Maharashtra, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, addresses a large gathering. All offices in the state remain closed and sale of alcohol is prohibited.

On the occasion of Maharashtra Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to wish the Marathi community "progress".

On Maharashtra Day, Here’s a Look Things Maharashtra is Famous For:

Bollywood

Besides being the financial capital of the country, Mumbai is also home to the Hindi film industry popularly called the Bollywood. Home to a galaxy of megastars and superstars, entertainment and films are a way of life in Mumbai.

Ganesh Chaturthi

While Lord Ganesh is much loved in all of the country, he is especially pampered in Maharashtra which celebrates his Ganesh Chaturthi with grandiose and fervour.

Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja introduced the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations to his people in the honour of Lord Ganesh, considered as the patron saint of Maharashtra.

Ajanta, Ellora and Elephanta Caves

Home to the some of the oldest known wall murals and art, the Ajanta, Ellora and Elephanta Caves are among the most sought after tourist attraction of the state.

They are living examples of ancient culture, marvels that history has gifted us. The caves have Buddhist, Jain and Hindu influences, referring to a multi-religious society that traces its existence back to many thousand years ago.

Stunning Beaches

Bordered by the Arabian Sea with 720 km long coastline, Maharashtra has some stunning beaches. Bassein, Versoli, Ganapatiphule, Alibag, Chowpatty, Akshi and the Juhu Beach are a cultural hotspot.

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