Maharashtra

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English[edit]

Map of India with Maharastra highlighted
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Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit महाराष्ट्र (mahārāṣṭra), derived from महा- (mahā-), combining form of महत् (mahat, great) + राष्ट्र (rāṣṭra), a dynasty that once ruled the area. In Sanskrit, the word राष्ट्र (rāṣṭra) means “nation” or “dominion”. Other theories indicate that the word "rāṣṭra" in this context derives from रत्त (ratta) (a corruption of “Rashtrakuta”, a dynasty that once ruled the area), a clan known as राष्ट्रिक (rāṣṭrika) (found in some of King Ashoka’s inscriptions) or रथ (ratha, chariot).

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Maharashtra

  1. State in western India which has Mumbai (formerly known as Bombay) as its capital.

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(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, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal (Category: en:States of India)


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Maharashtra f

  1. Maharashtra (a state of India)