'Maha' means big and 'Rashtra' means nation. Maharashtra is indeed 'Maha' in its size, population and culture. Religions and Social Activities in Maharashtra are a mixture of well-diverse democracy and all mixed cultures like the rest of India. The simplicity and the customs of the people of Maharashtra and their simple lifestyle will surely leave you in awe. To witness the simple lifestyle of Marathi folklore and to see their rich customs and traditions that are much depicted in their fairs and festivals, is an overwhelming experience. Also the believer of diverse religion, the people of Maharashtra mainly follow Hinduism, Islam, Buddhism and Christianity.
The people of Maharashtra are highly influenced by the international metropolitan city of Mumbai, which is home to the Hindi film industry Bollywood. It is a maxim that where there are films there is fashion. The people of the state are vibrant and are known to spend generously to remain up-to-date with the latest fashion trends. The most popular language of Maharashtra is Marathi. The filmy language of the Hindi cinema, called ‘Tapori’ (vagabond lingo) is the latest slang language. A bit awkward to the ears, it has caught a pace among the youths throughout the country. Before visiting the place, learn the terminology of tapori language and it will prove very useful to you.