Kolhapur

== History == === Mythological origin === Hindu mythology holds that Kolhapura was founded by Kolhasura, a Rakshasha (a demon spirit). Kolhasura was killed by Lakshmi ( or Mahalakshmi, the Hindu goddess of wealth and prosperity). Kolhasura`s dying wish was to have the city named after him and this wish was granted. === Scriptural records === Kolh....
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Kolhapur

[Lok Sabha constituency] Kolhapur Lok Sabha constituency (कोल्हापूर लोकसभा मतदारसंघ) is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Maharashtra state in western India. ==Assembly segments== Presently, after the implementation of the Presidential notification on delimitation on Febr...
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Kolhapur

Kolhapur (kōlupoor') , former princely state, 3,219 sq mi (8,337 sq km), Maharashtra state, SW India. Largely agricultural, the region produces cotton and textiles. It also has large bauxite deposits. A center of the Marathas, Kolhapur was an important state of the Deccan. It was transferr...
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