State of Maharashtra Local Customs

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State of Maharashtra Local Customs

  • LITTLE THINGS TO KNOW

    Mumbai Local Customs

    Mumbai's Passport Office, being the only one in the region, caters to the residents from Greater Mumbai, over and above districts of Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Aurangabad and Beed in Maharashtra. Apart from this, it is also the sole destination for people applying from Daman and Silvassa, which come under the Union Territory of Daman & Diu and Dadra &...

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  • CULTURE

    Mumbai Local Customs

    If you're travelling in India it's a good idea to wear khadi. This is the name for hand-spun and hand-woven cotton. It was a symbol of Gandhi's independence movement. But more importantly for the visitor it's the most comfortable thing you can wear in this country when the temperature rises. Ready-made khadi shirts and trousers (kurta/pyjama) can...

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  • ON THE STREETS

    Mumbai Local Customs

    When you walk around the streets of Mumbai and its suburbs you may notice tiles of various deities hanging low on the city walls. Public urination is a common occurrence - and a public/health nuisance - in Mumbai. Officials needed to find a deterrent and seem to have hit on an unusual solution. Walls around the city have been adorned with colorful...

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  • MISCELLANEOUS

    Mumbai Local Customs

    Whilst visiting the Haji Ali Mosque in northern Mumbai, I noticed loads of people clambering on top of the rocks that lie at the end of the causeway that connects on the mosque to the mainland. I've no idea why there were so many people here or what they were doing so if someone can fill me in then let me know!

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  • RELIGION

    Mumbai Local Customs

    Although Bombay has one of the largest concentration of followers of the Jain religion in India, this community constitutes only a small minority of around 4% in the city. Jain temples are scattered around Bombay, but for foreigners and non-Hindi speakers (like me), these temples sometimes may be difficult to distinguish from Hindu temples. One way...

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  • local transport of water by village...

    little has changed in rural india especially in the far flung villages.indian villages and civilizations have traditionally settled/developed around sources of water.in olden times the water management at home was met by the leading lady of the house who used to draw water from the well and transport it back to her home in water vessels mounted one...

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