A report on Kolhapur

Mahalakshmi, Hindu goddess
Chhatrapati Rajarshi Shahu Maharaj, Maharajah of Kolhapur
The Panchganga river at Kolhapur
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Kolhapur City at night from Rankala lake
Bust of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar at Bindu Chowk in Kolhapur
DYP City Mall, Kolhapur
Reliance Mega mall at Kolhapur
A Memorial to Baburao Painter in Kolhapur
Kolhapuri Misal
Kolhapuri Bhel
Kolhapuri Mutton plate with Tambada and Pandhara Rassa (outside the plate).
Kolhapur railway station
NH 4, (Now NH 48) near the city

City on the banks of the Panchganga River in the southern part of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

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Maharashtra

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Maharashtra (, abbr.

Maharashtra (, abbr.

Late Harappa figure from Daimabad hoard, Indus Valley Civilization
2nd century BCE Karla Caves are a group of Buddhist caves near Lonavala
Bibi Ka Maqbara, a replica of the Taj Mahal, was built during the reign of Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb
Statue of Shivaji opposite Gateway of India in South Mumbai
The Bombay-Poona Mail Train of the GIPR company in 1907
Dried up the Godavari at Puntamba, Ahmadnagar district after a poor Monsoon
A Bengal tiger in Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve
Divisions of Maharashtra, along with their respective districts (With Palghar district formed in 2014 from the northern part of Thane district)
Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai. Hinduism is the dominant religion in Maharashtra
Mantralaya or administrative headquarters of Maharashtra state government in South Mumbai
The Bombay High Court, one of the oldest high courts in India
Mumbai is a major contributor to the economy of Maharashtra
Freshly grown sugarcane, agriculture is the second leading occupation in Maharashtra
Mumbai–Nashik Expressway
Students at a state-run primary school in Raigad district.
Founded in 1887, Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute (VJTI) is one of the oldest engineering colleges in Asia
Situated in Pune, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune was established in 1948 after the Indian independence.
Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth (Agricultural University) at Akola
A Primary Healthcare center in the village of Amboli in Pune district
Chandrapur Super Thermal Power Station, the state's power production source
Maharashtrian Veg Thali
Misal Paav, a popular dish from Maharashtra
A Girl and a Woman dressed in traditional Maharashtrian Nauvari lugada (nine-yard sari)
Lavani performance
Playwright Vijay Tendulkar
P L Deshpande (in center), one of the most popular authors in Marathi language
Times of India building in Mumbai
Children playing cricket in a farm outside the village of Chinawal in Jalgaon.
Night-time skyline of Downtown Mumbai at Nariman Point
Ganeshotsav festival in Pune
Khandoba mandir of Lord Khandoba in Jejuri
Venna Lake at Mahabaleshwar
Indian Tigers at Tadoba Tiger reserve
Pandharpur, a Hindu pilgrimage centre in the state

The largest princely states in the territory were Nagpur, Satara and Kolhapur; Satara was annexed to the Bombay Presidency in 1848, and Nagpur was annexed in 1853 to become Nagpur Province, later part of the Central Provinces.

Kolhapur district

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District in the Maharashtra state of India.

District in the Maharashtra state of India.

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DYP City Mall, Kolhapur
Reliance Mega mall at Kolhapur
Kolhapur City at night from Rankala lake

The city of Kolhapur is its district headquarter.

Shilahara

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Shilahara coin, c. 1210 - 1302. 
Obv: Head of a king.
Rev: A horseman fighting two foot-soldiers with a third behind him and a fourth dead at his horse's feet.

The Shilahara Kingdom (IAST: Śilāhāra; also Sinhara, Shailahara, Shrilara, and Silara) was a royal dynasty that established itself in northern and southern Konkan in 8th century CE, present-day Mumbai and Southern Maharashtra (Kolhapur) during the Rashtrakuta period.

Miraj

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City in Sangli District, southern Maharashtra, India, that was founded in the early 10th century.

City in Sangli District, southern Maharashtra, India, that was founded in the early 10th century.

At the end of the 9th century, the Silaharas of Kolhapur gained rule of Miraj.

Maratha Empire

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Early modern Indian confederation that came to dominate much of the Indian subcontinent in the 18th century.

Early modern Indian confederation that came to dominate much of the Indian subcontinent in the 18th century.

The Maratha Empire in 1758 with the Nizam of Hyderabad and the Mughal Empire as its vassals
Maratha Empire at its peak in 1760 (Yellow)
Maratha kingdom in 1680 (yellow)
A portrait of Shivaji Maharaj
Sambhaji, eldest son of Shivaji
Peshwa Balaji Vishwanath
Peshwa Baji Rao I
Peshwa Balaji Bajirao
Peshwa Madhavrao I
Mahadaji Shinde restored the Maratha domination of northern India
A mural depicting the British surrender during the First Anglo-Maratha War. The mural is a part of the Victory Memorial (Vijay Stambh) located at Vadgaon Maval, Pune.
Peshwa Madhavrao II in his court in 1790, concluding a treaty with the British
Battle of Assaye during the Second Anglo-Maratha War
Peshwa Baji Rao II signing of the Treaty of Bassein with the British
Maratha king of Gwalior at his palace
Pratapgad fort, one of the earliest forts administered by Shivaji.
Maratha darbar or court.
Gold coins minted during Shivaji's era, 17th century.
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Maratha Gurabs ships attacking a British East India Company ship
Arms of Maratha
Ramchandra Pant Amatya
Thanjavur Maratha palace
Maratha Empire at its peak in 1759 (orange)
Maratha Empire in 1760 (yellow)
Maratha Empire in 1765 (yellow)
Maratha Empire in 1795 (yellow)
Maratha Empire in 1805
Maratha Princely States in 1823

This resulted in two rival seats of government being set up in 1707 at Satara and Kolhapur by Shahu and Tarabai respectively.

Kolhapur State

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Maratha princely State of India, under the Deccan Division of the Bombay Presidency, and later the Deccan States Agency.

Maratha princely State of India, under the Deccan Division of the Bombay Presidency, and later the Deccan States Agency.

Kolhapur State Map, 1912
New Palace, Kolhapur
Kolhapur State Map, 1912
Maharani Tarabai. Founder of the Karvir State
Rajarshi Shahu of Kolhapur (r. 1894 – 1922)
Royal family of the erstwhile Kolhapur state in 2011

Its rulers, of the Bhonsle dynasty, were entitled to a 19-gun salute – thus Kolhapur was also known as a 19-gun state.

Panhala

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Parashar caves

Panhala is a city and a Hill station Municipal Council (3177 feet above sea level) 18 km northwest of Kolhapur, in Kolhapur district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Raja Ravi Varma's Sri Gaja Lakshmi

Lakshmi

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One of the principal goddesses in Hinduism.

One of the principal goddesses in Hinduism.

Raja Ravi Varma's Sri Gaja Lakshmi
A painting of Lakshmi on the inner walls of the Tanjore Big temple.
Gaja Lakshmi, Cambodia, ca. 944-968
Bas relief of GajaLakshmi at the Buddhist Sanchi Stupa, Stupa I, North gateway, Satavahana dynasty sculpture, 1st century CE.
Sculpture of Lord Vishnu and Goddess Lakshmi at Hoysaleswara Temple at Halebidu
An early 20th-century painting depicting Vishnu resting on Ananta-Shesha, with Lakshmi massaging his feet.
Ashtalakshmi - Eight forms of Lakshmi
A painting depicting Samudra Manthan, with Lakshmi emerging with the lotus in her hands.
Diwali celebrations include puja (prayers) to Lakshmi and Ganesha. Lakshmi is of the Vaishnavism tradition, while Ganesha of the Shaivism tradition of Hinduism.
Lakshmi Devi idol in Sanctum of temple at Doddagaddavalli, in Hassan District, Karnataka India.
Shri Lakshmi lustrated by elephants, Uttar Pradesh, Kausambi, 1st century BCE.
Greek-influenced statue of Gaja Lakshmi, holding lotus and cornucopia, flanked by two elephants and two lions. From Kashmir, 6th century CE.
Gaja Lakshmi at Shravanabelagola Temple, Karnataka.
The Japanese Kishijoten is adapted from Lakshmi.
Lord Vishnu with his head on the lap of the Goddess Andal
Self emerged idol of goddess Lakshmi with Srinivasa in Kallur Mahalakshmi temple [Second Kolhapur]
Mahalaxmi temple Sulebhavi., Local form of goddess lakshmi

Lakshmi Sahasranama of Skanda Purana praises Lakshmi as Mahadevi (she who is the great goddess), Mahamaya (she who is a great illusion), Karaveera Nivasini (The Goddess Who lives in Karaveera/Kolhapur) and Maha Astha Dasa Pithagne (she who has 18 great Shakti Peethas).

Ganapati Temple, Heart of Sangli City

Sangli

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City and the district headquarters of Sangli District in the state of Maharashtra, in western India.

City and the district headquarters of Sangli District in the state of Maharashtra, in western India.

Ganapati Temple, Heart of Sangli City

Sangli is a major city in Western India 390 km from Mumbai, 240 km from Pune, 50 km from Kolhapur, and 653 km from Bangalore.

Baburao Painter

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Indian filmmaker and artist.

Indian filmmaker and artist.

A Memorial to Baburao Painter in Kolhapur
A still from Savkari Pash (1925)
Painting of Dattatreya by Baburao Painter (1923)

Baburao was born in a simple family on 3 June 1890 in Kolhapur, Maharashtra.