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maharashtra

Language

The official language in Maharashtra is Marathi, but different regions in the state have their own dialects of the language.  So, Marathi is native to the Maharashtra, and is its official language.

Apart from Marathi, a few other languages are also widely spoken including Konkani, Hindi and Gujarati. In most urban areas like Mumbai and Pune, English is also largely spoken, especially in professional contexts and situations.

Culture

Maharashtrian culture has a mix of a vast majority of religions such as Hinduism, Christianity, Islam and a little bit of Buddhism too.

Muslims, Christians and people of other religions are counted as minorities due to their collective population being lesser than that of Hindus in the state (Hindus occupy more than 75% of Maharashtra). In Hinduism, Lord Ganesha is the deity having most temples and devotees in the state, and the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi (in August or September) is celebrated pompously and hugely here every year.