The state of Maharashtra is located in the north centre of peninsular India with the Arabian Sea through its port at Mumbai and the Sahyadri range being the physical backbone. The state enjoys a tropical monsoon climate with the hot scorching summer from March onwards yields to the rainy monsoon in early June. The name Maharashtra means the 'The Great State' or 'Great Nation'. Maharashtra is the largest state in India, both in terms of area as well as population. Maharashtra spans 308000 sq. km. with a population over 78,937,000 and the state language being Marathi, and Mumbai being the state capital.