Maharashtra, also known as the gateway of India for its commercial and industrial prowess is also a gateway to spirituality and art. It is truly a land blessed by the gods as it has five of the twelve Jyotirlingas and two Shakti-peethas. It has also been home to the greatest of saints such as Sai Baba of Shirdi, Tukaram, Namdev, and Sant Rohdas making it a centre of knowledge and divinity. The state is enshrined with numerous temples and spiritual monuments. Maharashtra has held great religious significance since ancient times being a part of the Mauryan empire followed by the rule of other great Hindu rulers such as the Satvahanas, Kalachuri, Rashtrakutas, and Chalukyas. Even in its later years when the majority of the subcontinent was ruled by the Mughals, it stood as a symbol of resistance under the leadership of the great Chattrapati Shivaji who rose as a ferocious warrior and protector of Hinduism.
The Gateway of India is also a Gateway to spirituality and not just spirituality but also to a rich and ancient culture of devotion which is being continuously practised and spread across the nation, make sure to be a part of this rejuvenating experience the next you visit Maharashtra by paying homage to the mentioned sites.