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.
Govinda players gather together under Dahi Handi to making a human pyramid to catch and then break a matki hung high in the air with the help of a rope. The players are known as Govindas or BalGopals. The sport is based on the legends about Krishna stealing makhan or dahi from handis.
In 2016, Janmashtami – Gokulashtami will be celebrated on Thursday, 25 August 2016.
In 2016, Dahi Handi will be celebrated on Friday, 26 August 2016.
There are a huge number of Dahi Handi competition being organised in Mumbai a few of then are;
- MNS MLA Ram Kadam’s Dahi Handi at Ghatkopar
- Shiv Sena MLA Pratap Sarnaik’s Sanskruti Yuva Pratishthan at Vartak Nagar in Thane
- Sangarsh dahi handi in Thane
To watch Dahi Handi Live on TV tune Channels like Aaj Tak, ABP News, Zee News, NDTV News, etc