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Chiplun

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Chiplun is a city and a tehsil in Ratnagiri district in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is the headquarter of Chiplun taluka. Located on the Mumbai–Goa highway (NH-66) ( It was earlier numbered as NH-17.) in western India. The city is about 320 km south of Mumbai in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is a fast developing city in Konkan with a strong cultural background. The name Chiplun means "The abode of Lord Parshuram."GeographyThe city lies near the source of the River Vashishti. To the east of the city lie the Western Ghats and to the west lies Guhagar taluka which was carved out of Chiplun taluka. The region has a tropical climate. The 'rainy season' — the monsoon lasts normally from June till October. The Koyna Hydroelectric Power Project Stages III and IV are situated near Chiplun.HistoryChiplun was believed to have the first home of the Konkanasth or Chitpavan Brahmans. According to local folklore, After claiming Konkan region from aggressive sea, people were supplied with sixty ponds and sixty gardens by Parashuram.Chiplun was initially ruled by the Satavahanas, Shakas, Kshatrapas, Kalachuris and Rashtrakutas. Later it was invaded by the Kadambas & Traikutas followed by the Delhi Sultanate, Marathas and Peshwas majorly.
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