Krishna Janmashtami 2022: Country celebrates Dahi Handi festival with great pomp and grandeur

Updated On Aug 19, 2022 11:30 AM IST
  • Dahi Handi festival sees groups of 'govindas' moving around in cities and vying with each other in breaking Dahi Handis and winning prizes.
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The Dahi Handi festival, also called Gopalakala or Utlotsavam, is part of Krishna Janmashtami festival which is marked a day after Janmashtami. This year, it is being observed today, August 19. As part of the festival, youngsters (called Govindas), dressed in colourful attire, make human pyramids to reach an earthen pot containing buttermilk suspended mid-air, and break it. It symbolises victory through unity.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 11:30 AM IST

The Dahi Handi festival, also called Gopalakala or Utlotsavam, is part of Krishna Janmashtami festival which is marked a day after Janmashtami. This year, it is being observed today, August 19. As part of the festival, youngsters (called Govindas), dressed in colourful attire, make human pyramids to reach an earthen pot containing buttermilk suspended mid-air, and break it. It symbolises victory through unity.(AFP)

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Dahi Handi is being celebrated on a grand scale across Maharashtra, especially in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas today, August 19, after a pandemic-induced gap of two years.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 11:30 AM IST

Dahi Handi is being celebrated on a grand scale across Maharashtra, especially in Mumbai and its neighbouring areas today, August 19, after a pandemic-induced gap of two years.(AFP)

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On Thursday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced in the state Legislative Assembly that the government has decided to accord adventure sport status to Dahi Handi.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 11:30 AM IST

On Thursday, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde announced in the state Legislative Assembly that the government has decided to accord adventure sport status to Dahi Handi.(AFP)

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The adventure sport tag will allow young participants of Dahi Handi events to apply for government jobs under the sports quota.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 11:30 AM IST

The adventure sport tag will allow young participants of Dahi Handi events to apply for government jobs under the sports quota.(PTI)

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Students of Kamala Mehta School for Blind form a human pyramid to break the Dahi Handi during Krishna Janmashtami festival celebrations in Mumbai.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 11:30 AM IST

Students of Kamala Mehta School for Blind form a human pyramid to break the Dahi Handi during Krishna Janmashtami festival celebrations in Mumbai.(PTI)

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Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that is celebrated every year to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.(PTI) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Aug 19, 2022 11:30 AM IST

Janmashtami is a Hindu festival that is celebrated every year to commemorate the birth of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu.(PTI)

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