Seasons in Maharashtra
Songs, Dances, Festivals and Food
Songs and Dances: Lavni, Dhangri Gaja.
Festivals: Holi, Gudi Padwa, Ambedkar Jayanthi
Food: Chicken Kollapuri, Kulfi, Bombil Fry, Kande Pohe, Puran Poli.
Songs and Dances: koli dance, tamasha, dindi dance
Festivals: Ganesh Chaturthi
Food: Pav Bhaji, Vada-Pav, Shankarpali, Karanji, Chakli, Modak
Songs and Dances : Folk Dances
Food: sugarcane juice, roasted corncob, meat curries.
Similarities with another state.
The states of Maharashtra and Gujarat are culturally varied and distinct:
- Maharasthrian culture derives from the ancient Hindu Vedic culture influenced deeply by the Maratha Empire. Gujarati culture is a blend of Indian culture and foreign influence (Parsis).
- Maharashtrian cuisine is diverse and ranges from bland to fiery hot.Gujarati cuisine is almost exclusively vegetarian. Gujarat is one of three states in India, with prohibition on alcohol. In contrast, Maharashtra has some of the best vineyards in India.
- Navratri, Uttarayana, Diwali, Holi and Tazia are some of the festivals celebrated in Gujarat.
- Makar Sankranthi is celebrated both in Maharashtra and Gujarat.