Dahi Handi : Celebration of Janmashtami, birth of the acclaimed Lord Krishna incorporates various functions like, Raslila, Jhankis (tableaux) and so forth. Dahi Handi is a mainstream service, celebrated with part of eagerness and merriment. Dahi Handi is an authorization of Lord Krishna’s endeavors to take spread from Matka (earthen pot) suspended from the roof. [Dahi Handi]
A standout amongst the most significant celebrations for Hindus, Janmashtami marks the introduction of Lord Krishna. He is said to be the eighth manifestation of Lord Vishnu, who was destined to Devaki and Vasudeva to free the general population of Mathura from the rage of King Kansa, who was Devaki’s sibling Later on, he additionally assumed a critical job in helping the Pandavas winning the clash of Kurukshetra.
One type of praising the god’s introduction to the world is dahi handi which is generally celebrated in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Young men get together to frame human pyramids to break an earthen pot which is fixed at a tallness of around 30 ft from the beginning.
Janmashtami Dahi Handi and Images
Dahi Handi by and large happens on the second day of Janmashtami. An earthen pot containing a blend of milk, dry natural products, ghee is stuck around 20-30 feet high noticeable all around with the assistance of a rope. Silver coins are hung alongside the rope,which are later disseminated as prize to the victors. Energetic young fellows, structure a human pyramid by standing one over the other, attempting to break the pot. Spectators toss water on the young fellows so as to keep them from breaking the pot. Breaking of the pot is trailed by prize circulation. Lovers accept that the wrecked bits of earthen pot will fend off mice and negative forces from their homes. [Dahi Handi]
Dahi Handi is praised with intensity, particularly in the twin urban areas of Mathura – Vrindavan, Dwarka and Mumbai. Young fellows in Mumbai shout ‘Ala re ala, Govinda ala’ during the service.
Dahi handi history :
The eighth offspring of Devaki and Vasudev, Lord Krishna had been forecasted to cause the destruction of Kansa and must be ensured against his detestable uncle. He was in this manner taken to Yashoda and Nanda in Vrindavan for his security.
At Vrindavan, Krishna was a devious tyke, and he adored having makhan (white margarine), curds and milk. Ordinarily, he would take margarine from individuals’ homes, and his non-permanent mother would need to tie him up on different events to prevent him from doing as such. Because of these propensities, he came to be known as ‘Maakhan Chor’. [Dahi Handi]
Vrindavan’s ladies additionally begun tying their naturally beaten spread at a more noteworthy stature with the goal that Krishna would not have the option to achieve the pot. Be that as it may, Krishna and his companions would frame human pyramids and have the option to take the margarine which was escaped them.
The dahi handi custom is an impersonation of Lord Krishna’s activities. The kid who is at the highest point of the pyramid is alluded to as Govinda and the gatherings are handis or mandals.