Amritsar to celebrate Janmashtami the Mumbai way

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Sep 09, 2015 10:57 IST
Over the years, all-women's groups have made a mark for themselves by participating in Dahi Handi

Amritsar is going to celebrate Janmashtami in the Mumbai way this time as a group of women from Pallavi Foundation, Mumbai is going to form a five-layer human pyramid at Gol Bagh ground near Durgiana Temple on September 6.

Dahi Handi event, which is popular in Maharashtra is based on the legend of the child-god Krishna stealing butter from the house and is celebrated a day after Janmashtami.

Each year during Holi, a two-day kabaddi tournament is organised at Nanded in Maharashtra in which kabaddi player from Punjab, Canada and UK are invited. This time, the Maharashtra Sikh Association has decided to invite the Maharashtran team of women govindas to Punjab instead.

Pallavi Foundation is a social organisation in Kurla which was established in 1996 and is involved in various cultural activities like Rangavali pradarshan, Dahihandi etc. to give a platform to the local talent.

Besides Dahi Handi, a lavani performance is also scheduled at Khadur Sahib near Beas.

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