Xenodochial Maharashtra Culture Diary!

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Maharashtra is home to the financial capital of India, Mumbai and if you follow my blog then you are aware of my love for the city. You can read my confession of love for Mumbai here. Let us continue with the post to learn about the culture rich state of Maharashtra.

Dress of Maharashtra

Men wear the traditional attire of Dhoti with a shirt and a Pheta (folded turban) on head. The nine-yard saree, known as Nauvari saree in silk, is worn by women & paired with a short Choli. It is worn is a different style wherein the sari is tucked between the legs.

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Image source: LimeRoad

Cuisines of Maharashtra

Thalipeeth has a special place in the breakfast. And, for snacks, Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji or Chaat is like a burst of flavors for your mouth. Shreekhand or Puran Poli are the sweets not to be missed. Ukadiche modak are prepared especially on Ganesh Chaturthi as an offering to Ganpati Bappa.

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Image source: Tarla Dalal

Dance of Maharashtra

The dances like Povada, Lavani and Koli with mesmerizing music and rhythmic movements are not to be missed performance.

Festivals of Maharashtra

The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi is native to the state and the whole cities/towns come to roads to celebrate for eleven days. The wave of people and chants of Ganpati Bappa Morya raise your energy levels to sky. You can read how I celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi here.

Another festival which is popular is Diwali and it celebrated for four days.

Special Mentions

The capital city Mumbai is home to Bollywood industry and it is largest film industry in the world.

Maharashtra has been my second home and I have lived here in Mumbai for few years now. The continuous rains in Mumbai for months and visiting the nearby hills in rainy season is my favorite part of living here.

Have you visited any cities in Maharashtra or lived here? Do share your thoughts in comments.

This post has been written as part of Indian Culture Diary for #AtoZChallenge. Read more posts in the series by exploring the blog.

Post Author: Dishki

8 thoughts on “Xenodochial Maharashtra Culture Diary!

    My Words My Wisdom

    (27th September 2019 - 00:12)

    you have summed up really well, You could add a little about history and forts too, there is a lot to write.


      (1st October 2019 - 01:23)

      Thanks for the suggestion. And yes, there is too much to explore in Maharashtra. πŸ™‚

    Neha Tambe

    (10th June 2019 - 23:20)

    That’s a nice sum up of Maharashtra. Being a Marathi I can relate to all the things and am happy to know you love the vibrant city of Mumbai.


    (10th June 2019 - 19:28)

    I too love Mumbai, I love the queen’s necklace, the euphoria of Ganesh Chaturthi n of course the theatre culture. Thoroughly enjoyed the narrative


    (10th June 2019 - 16:27)

    Nice and informative post. Especially for those who are not familiar with the culture

    Utpal Khot

    (10th June 2019 - 13:47)

    From Festivals to Dance to cuisines, you have covered all of it in such to the point manner.

    Utpal Khot

    Dipali Bhasin

    (10th June 2019 - 06:46)

    Precise and to the point, your post just gives a glimpse of the multilayered, beautiful state of Maharashtra. I would love to read and know more about this wonderful state.

    Preeti Chauhan

    (7th June 2019 - 11:24)

    This post has given a very accurate and interesting bird’s eye view of Maharashtrian Culture and Tradition – I look forward to more such posts from you.

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