Mumbaikers woke up to the beating of drums on the festival of Janmashtami and actress Veena Malik added a touch of glamour to the ‘Dahi Handi’ rite in India at Worli.
She performed as Radha between so many Govindas and tried to win the hearts of people out there.Veena said, “I feel very pleasant that people invited me on such a great day for India. It’s a new exposure for me to know about the ‘Dahi Handi’ rite. I loved to be a part of this holy celebration for them.”
‘Dahi handi’ (pot of curd) is associated with the mythological tale of Lord Krishna’s boyhood trick of stealing butter from a suspended earthen pot. Govindas (young men) form a human pyramid to reach the dahi handi put up at a height and try to break it in a bid to win prizes. Over 400 Govinda mandals (groups) will participate in the ‘Dahi Handi’ event.Dahi handis are organised every year in several parts of Mumbai and Maharashtra, where prizes running into millions are on the offer. – Dailytimes