Dahi Handi festival 2016 Full Coverage of Mumbai & Thane Live streaming
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Dahi Handi, the name is very much familiar with the natives of Maharashtra state residing in India and overseas, every year on the occasion Sri Krishna Janmashtami, the Birthday of Lord Krishna, Dahi Handi will be conducted in different parts cum cities of Maharashtra state on the very next day of Krishna Janmashtami. Dahi means curd and Handi means earthen pot, People will form human pyramids and will try to blow the pot containing curd which is tied-up high from earth in air.
The Dahi Handi of 2016 is being celebrated on September 6th and thousands of people will gather at Dahi Handi Mandals to watch the event live. The Dahi Handi 2016 celebrations of Maharashtra state can be watched live on various TV channels and live online in websites, the details are given below.
Govinda or Dahi Handi is a sport organized on Krishna Janmashtami to celebrate the birth of Krishna. It is very popular in Mumbai and surrounding area of Thane.
In 2016, Krishna janmashtami will be celebrated on Thursday, 25th August 2016 and Dahi Handi will be celebrated on the next day i.e., on 26th August 2016.
The Thane Dahi Handi has few specialties like last year Castellores from Catalonia Spain will participate in the Dahi Handi. Hundreds of Thane Women are gearing up for participating in Dahi Handi 2015 in part of religious fervor.
Dahi Handi most popular event for which participants keep practicing from days. Big cash awards for the winners of Dahi Handi will be announced by organizers mainly political leaders. The Thane Dahi Handi organizer and NCP leader Awhad has announced 1.11 crore in recent past and the same amount at Worli by another NCP leader. Popular Marathi and Bollywood film celebrities and other eminent personalities from all fields will come to watch the Dahi Handi event live and for cheering the Govindas. Few of the Dahi Handi organizers are refusing the cash prizes announced by leaders and others instead asking cum requesting t the promoters to give the money to those got injured and lost lives in past Dahi Handi celebrations.
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.
We wish you all a very Happy Janmashtami.May Lord Krishna bless you with the strength to be righteous human beings and fulfil your duties! May you achieve success in any endeavour and may you attain true happiness in life. May Shree Krishna bless you with good health, wealth and prosperity!