krishna Janmashtami Celebration
Celebration of Krishna Janmashtami In Maharashtra
Janmaashtami is called as Dahi Handi in Mumbai and Pune. The Krishna Janmashtami over here is celebrated with a huge fervor and passion. The handi (dahi handi) is basically a vessel full of buttermilk. This vessel is tied on a rope high above the ground.Now on the day of the Krishna Janmashtami or the Dahi Handi festival, the boys of the locality together form a man pyramid, in order to reach till the height of the dahi handi and then the topmost person breaks the handi with a coconut as coconut is considered holy in the Indian Mythology, then the buttermilk (dahi) is dripped over the whole man pyramid.The group of the man pyramid is called as Govinda Pathaks. There are several Govinda Pathaks groups within a city all of them compete with each other as there is a competition of how many handis would a group break.