Dahi Handi, also known as ‘Gopal kala’ is the popular ceremony celebrated on the second day during Krishna Janmashtami. The name Gopal Kala comes from a dish made of yoghurt, pounded rice and jaggery, which is offered to Krishna on the day. Dahi Handi is mostly celebrated in Northern Indian states of Maharashtra and Gujarat. But now Dahi Handi has become a major ceremony in all most all states in India.
Janmashtami is also referred to as Dahi Handi in Mumbai and Pune. Dahi Handi is actually one of the rituals for which individuals especially the youngsters look forward to the festival of Janmashtami. It is said to be a perfect blend of spirituality and sports and is observed by the Hindus with great zeal and enthusiasms.
In Hindi ‘Dahi’ means curd and ‘Handi’ means pot. The tem Dahi Handi means a clay pot filled with curd or buttermilk has to be broken during the ceremony as a part of ritual. The pot may also be filled with milk, butter, butter milk, fruit juices or some other sweet recipes. The pot is positioned at a convenient height usually of more than 20 feet prior to the event.
Dahi Handi (दही हांडी) is one of the famous Hindu festivals celebrated specifically in the state of Maharashtra and Goa. The festival is usually observed in the month of August and September. However, Dahi Handi (दही हांडी) in 2016 will be celebrated . It is in the state of Maharashtra and Goa that the festival is known as Dahi Handi (दही हांडी) or Govinda.
On this day a Handi (clay pot), filled with butter milk or curd, is positioned at a convenient height prior to the event above the ground and a group of men make a human pyramid to break the Handi with the help of a blunt object or coconut. The spilled butter milk or curd over the group symbolizes their achievement and unity.
This group of young and enthusiast men call themselves Govinda. Now days it a sort of competition where various teams participate in this process and teams that wins gets a lot of prizes.
Krishna Janmashtami Dahi Handi 2016 live Celebration Video Pictures Wishes
Shree Krishna has shown us how to love every human being and even the animals. So let’s celebrate this Janmashtami by showing the same love and respect for every living thing, may it be a friend, a pet or even a random bird that has come to eat seeds on your balcony. The blissful Lord has also shown us that it is our duty to rise against injustice, protect the weak and empower the youth.
Let us show him our appreciation for such teachings by actually implementing these things in our regular life. The God has guided Arjun along this path, and He doesn’t claim it to be easy, but it is the path to eternal peace and the path that will lead straight to God.
The biggest Dahi-Handi (दही-हांडी) celebrations are seen in Mumbai. The winning teams win lakhs of rupees. Some of the most famous handis are at Dadar, Mazgaon, Lalbaug and Babu Genu, Mandai in Pune. Cash and gifts are offered for Govinda troops to participate; for over 4000 Handis in Mumbai, 700 Govinda troops compete for the prizes.
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After receiving a lot of flak for commercialising the festival, the Dahi Handi Utsav Samanvya Samiti, has decided to not accept any cash prize from organisers for forming pyramids. The Samiti has requested all mandals affiliated to them to celebrate the festival without involving monetary gain.