In India, Maharashtra is a country which is a land of colourful cultures, numerous forts, several temples, misty mountains and serene stretch of sea is a perfect and suitable destination to find beauties.
Due to its location Maharashtra experiences maritime climate, i.e. it does not experience extremes of temperatures but rather has a moderate climate due to the soothing effect of the sea. Moderate climate means that people can live comfortably without experiencing much hotness. Soaring temperatures will imply that people lead a uncomfortable life due to constant sweating and the heat of the sun. So, since Maharashtra experiences maritime climate then the people living there are less likely to have a suntan, which means the people are likely to be fairer in their complexion.
Weather or climate plays an important role in enhancing the physical appearance of a person. The food habits, life style habits also determine the physical appearance of a person. The Maharashtrian cuisine consists of plenty of healthy dishes. Some of them are like:
- Ghadichi Poli – unleavened flat bread made from wheat.
- Bhakri – bread made of millets specially Bajra and Jowar.
- Bhaajis – These are dishes made from mixing various kinds of vegetables chopped nicely and prepared by adding a touch of the Goda masala.
- Varan – It is plain dal or pulses, a common Indian lentil stew.
- Chivda – It means spiced flattened rice.
- Pohay – It is a preparation of flattened rice either with onions, which is known as Kanda Pohe or with diced potatoes, which is known as Batata Pohe. It is prepared by mixing the boiled Chivda with ginger, lemon juice, minimal amounts of oil, onion, red chili powder, salt, etc. It is one of the most fat free food.
- Upma –It is a thick porridge prepared from semolina with added green chillies, onions and other ingredients of spices.
- Vada pav – Mashed potato dumpling eaten sandwiched in a wheat bun (pav).
- Amti – Sweet and sour lentil curry, made with Tamarind and Jaggery.
- Solkadhi – It is a kind of soup served with main course. It is prepared from coconut milk and Kokam.
Maharashtrian women are characterixed by their clothing also. They mostly wear colourful clothing like saris, salwars, ghagras, etc. They usually wear brightly and multicoloured clothing which make them look quite jolly and gorgeous.