The territory of the Great land of Maharashtra extends from Nasik to Nanded, and the basin of Godavari is known as Maharastra's holy ground where most of its saint-poets lived and preached. On the other side of the state are the Sahyadris and the Satpuda ranges, which provide sites for the formidable fortresses that Shivaji built and from which he fought and defeated his mighty adversaries. Raighad, Pratapgad, Singhgad, Panhal and Vishalgad will continue to evoke the memories of the glorious past. Maharashtra also abounds in shrines of all religions and sects. The 11-day Ganesh Chaturthi festival, dedicated to the lovable, elephant headed Lord Ganesh, has always been the most popular cultural event in the Maharashtra state. Another aspect of Maharashtra is the large-scale industrial development around the capital city of Mumbai, Thane, Pune and other industrial zones, which has made the state as the most prominently industrialised state in India.