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 History

In 1731 Ratnagiri came under the control of Satara kings; in 1818 it was surrendered to the british. A fort was built during the Bijapur dynasty and strengthened in 1670 by the Maratha king Shivaji, which is located on a headland near the harbour. It is one of the ports of the konkan coast. It has a palace where the last king of Burma, Thibaw and later Veer Savarkar were confined. It is also believed that the Pandavas having performed their pilgrimage on the 13th year had settled in the adjourning territory of the Ratnagiri district and when the Pandavas and the Kauravas had the famous war at Kuruskshetra, the king of this region Veeravat Ray had accompanied them there.

Ratnagiri district is located in the southwestern part of Maharashtra State on the Arabian Sea coast. The sorrounding area is bordered by the Sahyadri Hills on the East and Arabian Sea on the West. It forms a part of the greater tract known as Konkan. This region was under the rule of the Mauryas, the Nalas, the Silaharas, the Chalukyas, the Kadambas, the Portuguese, the Marathas and subsequently the British. In 1948 the independent princely state of Sawantwadi was merged with the Indian union and in 1956 with Bombay Province. In 1960 with the creation of Maharashtra, Ratnagiri became a district. In 1981 Ratnagiri district was bifurcated and the new district of Sindhudurg was created.

Ratnagiri has nine tahsils ; Mandangad, Dapoli, Khed, Chiplun, Guhagar, Sangameshwar, Ratnagiri, Lanja and Rajapur. Chief rivers in Ratnagiri are the Shastri, Bor, Muchkundi, Kajali. Ratnagiri is the district headquarters. It is the birth place of Lokmanya Tilak and many other eminent personalities.

Ratnagiri is noted for the delicious golden Haapus mangos. The heavy rainfall results into highly eroded landscape in the coastal region. Fertile alluvial valleys produce rice and coconut as the main crops; fruits and cashewnut cultivation is being promoted.


 People

Leh Palace in Leh

Ratnagiri has the distinction of being the native place of three Bharat Ratna awardees, namely Maharishi Karve, Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane and Dr.B.R. Ambedkar.
he people of Ratnagiri District speak Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English are also spoken and understand by majority of population. Ratnagiri has the distinction of being the native place of three Bharat Ratna awardees, namely Maharishi Karve, Dr. Pandurang Vaman Kane and Dr.B.R. Ambedkar. Marleshwar temple- This is the temple of lord shiva situated in sayadri hill. Th main attraction is waterfall of Marleshwar. This is near to Maral village, 16km from Deorukh village


 Culture

Ratnagiri is not just a place but an inseparable part of our life. That is the reason why a native of Ratnagiri remains one at heart, no matter which part of the world he may happen to be in.For those who are natives of this enchanted paradise, we try to be a mediator between them and their homeland. And for those who don't know about Ratnagiri yet, we are an invitation to be part of this wonderful destination. Here you'll get every possible chance to live Ratnagiri in its true essence.


 Festival

Ganesha Festival in Ratnagiri is celebrated for the reverence of Lord Ganesha birthday. This festival is organized in the shukla chaturthi.
Leh Palace in Leh
Every year this festival is held in between 20th August to 15th September. The festival is celebrated for 10 days, and it is completed on Anant Chaturdashi. This is the major festival solemnized in Konkan region.Images of Ganesh in several designs are made and sold. The devotees come from across India and purchase idols before the Ganesh Chaturthi. This auspicious day is also revered as Hartalik. On the day women put fast and venerate the goddess Parvati for getting the blessings. Khir, panchamrit, fruits and especially modaks are also used in the puja.


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