Culture gives a state greater identification than the state’s topography. The cultural heritage, similar to the landscape of Maharashtra, showcases diversity and richness. The folk Dances of Marashtra are peppy and will make every spectator tap their feet. Among the folk dances, Koli is a distinguished one. The Koli dance emerged from fishermen society and the dance postures, arrangement of performers and their movements hints the sea waves that is a constant companion of fishermen and women. Lavani dance finds its rhythm from Dholak, which is a must for this folk dance. This dance gained massive importance during 18th and 19th century as it was the sole source of entertainment for the spaced out soldiers.
The artistic sense of the people of Mahrashtra is reflected by the colorful Costumes they wear. Highly crafted saris like Narayan Peth and Paithani are a pride of the state. These saris are mostly created by the weavers of Sholapur and the garment presents intricate zari work on silk fabric. Similar artistry is seen in jewelries and footwear. Kolhapuri chappal is a famous footwear f Maharashtra that is popular in all states of India.
The festivals and fairs of Maharashtra constitute a substantial part of the cultural domain of the state. The Ganesh chaturthis is a much celebrated festival in Mumbai, the capital of Mahrashtra. The fairs like Pune festival, Rath yatra are quite popular in the state.