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Tilori Kunbi is an agricultural, landlord community in the Konkan division and Vidharba of the Indian state of Maharashtra.
They are found in Mumbai, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Nagpur, Amravati, Balaghat, Wardha and the Chandrapur districts. OBC status is accorded to the Kunbis.
The Kuladevatas mainly worship shivling, Shiva or Shakti as Khandoba or Bhavani. Some of the members from Mumbai, Palghar, Thane and Raigad were converted to Christianity by Portuguese and have been amalgamated into East Indian Catholic community. Main festivals of this community are Shimagotsav, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti, Ganesh Chaturthi and Gudi Padwa.
Language differs from region to region, for example in Ratnagiri district they speak Sangmeshwari konkani while in the Sindhudurg district they speak Malvani konkani. In Raigad district they speak Bankoti konkani, whereas in Thane, Palghar, Mumbai and the Vidharba districts they speak Aagri/East Indian Marathi.
The Konkan or Kokan (कोकण) is a stretch of land by the western coast of India, running from Damaon in the north to Karwar in the south; with the Arabian Sea to the west and the Deccan plateau in the east. The hinterland east of the coast has numerous river valleys and riverine islands among the hilly slopes leading up into the tablelands of the Deccan. The region has been recognised by name, since at least the time of Strabo in the third century C.E., and was a thriving mercantile port with Arab tradesmen from the 10th century. The best-known islands of Konkan are Ilhas de Goa, the site of the Goa state's capital at Panjim, and the seven islands of Bombay, on which lies the capital of the State of Maharashtra.
Thane district is a district in the Konkan Division of Maharashtra, India. At the 2011 Census it was the most populated district in the country, with 11,060,148 inhabitants; however, in August 2014 the district was split into two with the creation of a new Palghar district, leaving the reduced Thane district with a 2011 Census population of 8,070,032. The headquarters of the district is the city of Thane. Other major cities in the district are Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Bhayander, Bhiwandi, Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Badlapur, Murbad and Shahapur.
Ratnagiri is a port city on the Arabian Sea coast in Ratnagiri District in the southwestern part of Maharashtra, India. The district is a part of Konkan division of Maharashtra. The city is known for the Hapus or Alphonso mangoes. Ratnagiri is the birthplace of Indian independence activist Lokmanya Tilak. Thibaw, the last king of Burma, alongside his consort Supayalat and two infant daughters were exiled to a two-storied brick mansion in Ratnagiri. The building is now known as Thibaw Palace.
Ratnagiri District is a district in the state of Maharashtra, India. The administrative headquarter of the district is located in the town of Ratnagiri. The district is 11.33% urban. The district is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Sindhudurg district to the south, Raigad district to the north and Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur districts to the east. This district is part of Konkan division.
Alibag, also known as Alibaug, is a coastal town and a municipal council in Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. It is the headquarters of the Raigad district and is south of the city of Mumbai. Alibag is part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and is situated at a distance of about 96 km from Mumbai and 143 km from Pune. Alibag is a holy place for Goddess Shree Padmakshi Renuka, and thousands of people go there to worship every day.
Palghar is a town in the Konkan division of Maharashtra state, India and a municipal council. It is in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, and since 2014 it has been the administrative capital of the Palghar district. Palghar lies on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway in the busy Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail corridor. The town is located about 87 kilometers north of Mumbai, about 35 kilometers north of Virar and about 24 kilometers west of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway at Manor.
Kunabi Sena is a political party in based in Thane District in the Mid-North Konkan or Maharashtra Konkan in Maharashtra state.
Sindhudurg district is an administrative district of the Konkan division in India, which was carved out of the erstwhile Ratnagiri district. The district headquarters are located at Oros and the district occupies an area of approximately 5,207 km2 and has a population of 849,651, of which 12.59% were urban. As of 2011, it's the least populous district of Maharashtra.
Panvel is a city and taluka in Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. It is highly populated due to its closeness to Mumbai. Panvel is also governed for development purpose by the body of Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Panvel Municipal Corporation is the first Municipal Corporation in Raigad and the 27th Municipal corporation of Maharashtra State.
Malvani cuisine is the standard cuisine of the South Konkan region of the Indian states of Maharashtra and Goa. Although Malvani cuisine is predominantly non-vegetarian, there are many vegetarian dishes. Although it is an independent cuisine, it overlaps Maharashtrian cuisine and Goan cuisine. Malvan is a town in the Sindhudurg district on the west coast of Maharashtra.
The Konkan Division is one of the six administrative divisions of Maharashtra state in India. It comprises the northern and central portions of the greater Konkani region, which were absorbed into Maharashtra owing to the States Reorganisation of India. Konkan Division is the western section of present-day Maharashtra, along the west coast of India. The two districts of the state capital Mumbai (Bombay) also fall in Konkan Division.
Raigad district, previously Colaba district, is a district in the Konkan division of Maharashtra, India.
Mahad is a city in Raigad district situated in the North Konkan region of Maharashtra state, India. It is located 108.5 km (67.4 mi) from District's headquarter Alibag, and 167 km (104 mi) from Mumbai, the state capital of Maharashtra and economic capital of India, towards western coast. Mahad is home to Raigad Fort, the capital of the Maratha Empire in Shivaji's era and revolutionary Mahad Satyagraha launched by at Chavdar Tale in the wake of modern India.
Konkani Muslims are an ethnoreligious subgroup of the Konkani people of the Konkani region along the west coast of India, who practice Islam. Nawayath Muslims from the North Canara district of Karnataka have similar origin as Konkani Muslims, but show a distinct ethnolinguistic identity due to geographical isolation of the Canara coast from the Konkan coast.
The Marathi-Konkani languages are the mainland Southern Indic languages, spoken in Maharashtra and the Konkan region of India.
Christianity is a minority religion in Maharashtra, a state of India. 79.8% of the population of Maharashtra are Hindus, Christian adherents being 1.0% of the population. The Roman Catholic archdiocese whose seat is in Maharashtra is Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bombay. There are two different Christian ethnic communities in Maharashtra: one is East Indians who are predominantly Roman Catholic and another is Marathi Christians, predominantly Protestant with a small Roman Catholic population. The Catholics in Maharashtra are mainly concentrated in coastal Maharashtra, specially Vasai, Mumbai, Raigad and are known as East Indians, were evangelized by Portuguese missionaries during 15th-16th century. Protestants, who reside throughout the Maharashtra, being significant in Ahmednagar, Solapur, Pune Aurangabad and Jalna are called Marathi Christians, Who were evangelized by British and American missionaries during British rule in India. The Church of North India has dioceses in the state and is a large Protestant church with full communion with the Anglican Church.
Ratnagiri–Sindhudurg Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. This constituency was created on 19 February 2008 as a part of the implementation of the Presidential notification based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted on 12 July 2002. It first held elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was Nilesh Rane of the Indian National Congress. As of the 2014 elections, its current MP is Vinayak Raut of Shiv Sena.
Vinayak Raut is an Indian politician serving as the Member of Parliament, Loksabha. He is leader of Shiv Sena in Lok Sabha representing Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency in the 17th Lok Sabha. Originally from Mumbai, Raut was previously elected as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly from Vile Parle of Mumbai for 1999-2004 as a Shiv Sena candidate. He was also elected as a member of Maharashtra Legislative Council from Shiv Sena Party in 2012. He resigned on 27 May 2014 from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Raut was elected as MP for Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency since the 2014 elections.
The Agri are a Hindu caste found in Mumbai, Thane District, Raigad District and Palghar district in the state of Maharashtra. The Agri population numbered around 416,000 in India in year 1931 They are mainly involved in fishing, salt making, and rice farming. They speak the Agri dialect of Maharashtrian Konkani and write in the Devanagari script. They are Hindus, worship all the Hindu deities and observe Hindu festivals such as Holi, Ganapati, Dussera, Diwali, Hanuman Jayanti, Datta Jayanti, Shiv Jayanti and others.
Niranjan Davkhare is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party. On 28 June 2018, he was elected to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from Konkan Graduates constituency. He is the son of late NCP leader Vasant Davkhare. Just before Graduate MLC polls in 2018 Niranjan Davkhare had resigned from the NCP and had joined the BJP. Niranjan Davkhare is elected as Thane District BJP president. He held the same seat from 2012 to 2018 on an NCP ticket. He is known to maintain good decent relations with other political leaders too as his father Vasant Davkhare did in the past. Currently he is Thane BJP's Chief. His constituency is huge with 5 districts starting from Sindhudurg, Ratnagiri, Raigad, Thane & Palghar. His simple style of living is appreciated by common public. Currently he is the politician who even travels by public transport like local trains etc. for his political programs at various places in Mumbai.