State Name: Maharashtra
Maharashtra, the name means the great Nation. The Marathas arose in the 17th century under the leadership of Chhatrapati Shivaji. But He was captured, tormented and viciously put to death by Aurangzeb and after independence Samyukta Maharashtra Samiti demanded confederacy of all Marathi speaking regions under one state. The State was created on 1st May 1960 under the agreement of Nagpur concordat.
Geography:Maharashtra is the third largest state in India. It is bordered by Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Gujarat and Goa. The Arabian Sea makes up with the Maharashtra's western cost. The major river basins are Godavari and Krishna. The land topology consists of mountains and plateaus. The weste