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The Culture of Maharashtra

The Culture of Maharashtra

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Published by Ankush Singhal
Maharashtra is one state of India that is one of the best examples of the places which have preserved their cultural and social values. There are varied customs and traditions which Marathi community still follows in every special occasion and festival.
Maharashtra is one state of India that is one of the best examples of the places which have preserved their cultural and social values. There are varied customs and traditions which Marathi community still follows in every special occasion and festival.

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The Culture of Maharashtra
Maharashtra is one state of India that is one of the best examples of the places which have preserved their cultural and social values. It is the second most populated state of India, whichhas welcomed people from every part of India.The cultural aspects can be clearly seen in the daily attire and the food habits. The dress of ladiesinclude colourful sari, having beautiful border, which are also worn during rituals inMarathiMatrimony. The
 Paithni
saris are most popular among the Marathi woman. For daily wear,females wear women wear colourful braided saris, while the girls wear embroidered
choli
studded with crystals. Women also love wearing
 salwar 
suits. Traditionally, Marathi men wear dhotis and
 phetas
, but now due to fast paced life and changing fashion, guys also wear trendyclothes, as well as formal wear. The impact of western world is evident in the dressing sense of the people these days. However, the respect of people towards their culture is also evident.The Marathi food is really sumptuous and mouth watering, which include a range of Konkan andVaradi cuisines. The food will definitely attract any one to gorge. However, Marathi people useextra spices in the cuisine, but this distinguishes the Marathi cuisine from other food and is thespecialty of the dishes. Road side dishes like
Ghadichi Poli, Bhakri, Poha, Vada Pav, Pav Bhaji, Bhelpuri, Pani Puri, Batata Wada,
 
ragda
 patties
 ,
and many more are world dishes, which arevery popular in other states too.
 
Desserts like
 Puran Poli, Modak,
 
 Basundi, Shrikhand 
,
 Ambaacha ras,
and others are really mouth watery. The taste of Mumbai chat is world famous,which are mostly available at unbeatable prices on the roadside stalls.A very important part of the culture of any state is the dance form which the residents practice.These beautiful dance forms include
 Povada, Lavani
and
Koli
, where the dancers dance ontraditional music and rhythmic movements. The folk dances of the state are
 Dhangri Gaja, Dindi, Kala
and
Tamasha
, which are really entertaining and very much attract the internationaltourists.To learn about the Maharashtrian culture, no other occasion rather than wedding could be perfect. The Marathi matrimony involves the simplest forms of rituals. The customs andtraditions followed at a wedding is the best description of a culture of a clan. To understand theculture of community, the best way is to attend the wedding ceremony, and observe the rituals being followed at the time of wedding. The rituals in a Marathi wedding are very simple and the people follow their rituals very religiously.India weddings have always been celebrated with great grandeur and involved grandiosetraditions. Weddings are the most religious occasion, where the social values define the unity inthe family as well as the social circles. There are varied customs and traditions which Marathicommunity still follows in every special occasion and festival. The culture has not yet gonethrough any type of deterioration over time, which is commendable. However, one can observesome new additions in the traditions, including Marathi matrimony according to new fashion.Rashmi writes on behalf of Jeevansathi.com, which is India’s fastest growing matrimonialwebsite. Jeevansathi.com helps the users to search corresponding matches from their respective

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