The state of Maharashtra is one the richest of all Indian states in India. This has been attributed to its ports at Mumbai previously known as Bombay that attracts vast number of business from across India and the rest of the world. However many fail to attribute this to the people of this Indian state. A lot of wealth in the state is generated has to be due to the fact that the people here are very hard working. Most of these people are from the rural areas that have a unique cultural heritage that is its music. Marathi songs particularly Marathi folk songs such as “Koli Gite” or “Lok Geete” are sung in non-urban areas of the state beckons people to work hard. In addition, farmers of the state sing Marathi folk songs praising the Gods that gives them courage and will power to do their laborious tasks in the fields. This than translate to people working hard and then ultimately helps the state to become more prosperous.
Maharashtra features its own individual tradition and culture. Songs and dramas are some of the few art components that broadest distinguish this civilization and tradition. The Marathi music better pictures the modus vividness of the people in Maharashtra. Maharashtra is like a magnate for arts and culture for artists all over India. In addition, numerous illustrious excavations, temples, mosques and many more, adds to the fantastic effects of the Marathi culture.
Marathi music came to prosper during the film making era. When the big screen came to being in India; it was Marathi films that were more popular than the Hindi ones. The first movie ever made in then Bombay was called “Raja Harishchandra” in 1913 by Dadasaheb Phalke. Although this first motion feature film supposed to be in Marathi, it was a silent movie.
The movie and the subsequent theatre plays laid the foundation of musical events in India. Today when we speak of Bollywood, it is no doubt the gift of the Marathi people and its musical heritage. The best singers of India are undoubtedly from Maharashtra such as evergreen Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhosle, Suresh Wadkar and many more.