From Sanskrit महाराष्ट्र (mahārāṣṭra), derived from महा- (mahā-), combining form of महत् (mahat) "great" + राष्ट्र (rāṣṭra). In Sanskrit, the word rāṣṭra means "nation" or "dominion". Other theories indicate that the word "rāṣṭra" in this context derives from ratta (a corruption of "Rashtrakuta", a dynasty that once ruled the area), a clan known as "rāṣṭrika" (found in some of King Ashoka's inscriptions) or "ratha" (chariot).
(states of India) state of India; Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal (Category: en:States of India)
- Maharashtra (state in western India)