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The Solapur District was ruled by various dynesties such as Andhrabhratyas, Chalukyas, ashtrkutas,
Yadavas and Bahamanis.'SOLAPUR' is believed to be derived from two words 'SOLA' meaning sixteen and 'PUR' meaning village. The present city of Solapur was considered tp be spread over sixteen villages viz. Aadilpur, Ahmedpur, Chapaldev, Fatehpur, Jamdar wadi, Kalajapur, Khadarpur,
Khandervkiwadi, Muhammadpur, Ranapur, Sandalpur, Shaikpur, Solapur, Sonalagi, Sonapur and Vaidakwadi. After the arrest of Mahatma Gandhi in May 1930, protests and demonstrations against the British Rule were held throughout the India. Large scale rallies and protests were done at Solapur also. Many citizens lost their lives in the Police firings. Due to this the irate mob attacked the Pol
ice Stations. Out of fear the Police and other officers ran out of Solapur. During this period the responsibility of law, order and security of citizens was on the shoulders of co

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As Solapur city of Maharashtra share its boarders with the neighboring states, it has mixed culture of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.Solapur is generally famous for its spicy food and the extensive use of peanuts in their preparations. Chutney made from peanuts, which is called Shenga chutney, spicy mixture of peanuts, red chilli powder salt and other spices accompany many dishes. Khara Mutton (Mutton Achar) or salty goat curry are the other popular dish of this region.So, you can see South Indian breakfast items like idli, dosa, uthappas and masala dosa with sambar and chutney. Restaurants commonly offer ‘Thali’ for lunch, which includes Indian wheat bread called roti, rice, lentils, two types of vegetables and a pudding. A ‘Thali’ is more than enough for a normal person to fill his/her stomach. Thali is available in different varieties such as vegetable thali, chicken thali and mutton thali etc. Bhakris and Rice are the other item available for&


Solapur is a popular business center in Maharashtra state that homes several garment industries, power looms and cotton mills. That is why itself garment shops are a major business here. Solapur towels and chadar have fame even across the world. You can also see numerous garment shops exclusively for men, women and children in the city. Jewellery is the other item that people like to purchase from here. The big and small jewellery shops and showrooms in the city sell traditional and contemporary styles of jewellery. Furniture business in Solapur has great demand among the market and furniture of steel, wooden and plastic etc are available here.


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