Back in the early 1980s, when on a college program in India, I studied a low-tech irrigation project in drought-prone Maharashtra.
Thus have I passed my driving test to get myself a new Maharashtra (the state of which Mumbai is the capital) driver's license.
Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare was killed while on duty.
Middling nails, which contain the properties of both the above kinds, belong to the people of the Maharashtra.
In a wider sense it may be extended to include all who inhabit Maharashtra and speak Mahratti as their mother-tongue.