Janmaashtami, famously referred to in Mumbai as Dahi Handi, is commended to recognize the introduction of Lord Krishna. In 2017, it will be set apart on fourteenth of August. The handi is an earth pot loaded with buttermilk that is situated at an advantageous tallness before the occasion. The highest individual on the human pyramid tries to break the handi by hitting it with a limit protest. Generally nariyal (coconut) is favored being an indication of virtue, truth and so on in Hinduism. At the point when that happens the buttermilk is overflowed the whole gathering, symbolizing their accomplishment through solidarity. Handis are set up around the city, and gatherings of adolescents, called Govinda Pathaks, go around in trucks endeavoring to break whatever number handis as would be prudent amid the day.
Significance of Dahihandi Festival (Janmashtami):
The verses in the Bhagavad-Gita (a holy book described by Lord Vishnu) say, that at whatever point there will be power of shrewdness and decrease of religion, I will resurrect to murder the underhandedness and to spare the great. The primary criticalness of Janmashtami is to urge goodwill and to demoralize awful will. Krishna Jayanti likewise commends fellowship. The heavenly event unites individuals, consequently it implies solidarity and confidence.
Why do we observe Dahi Handi?
Dahi Handi (pot of curd) is commended on the second day of Janmashtami. Shri Krishna, as a kid was exceptionally shrewd. He adored margarine. He would take spread arranged by the gopis. (young ladies in Gokul)When the gopis whined to his temporary mother Devaki, she kept running behind him with a stick close by to rebuff him. She couldn’t get newborn child Krishna. She chose to tie him with a rope. Krishna enabled her to tie him as he realized that his mom cherishes him a great deal. She didn’t rebuff him. She chided Krishna and let him know not to take spread once more. Krishna’s appealling grin made her heart liquefy. She embraced little Krishna. Along these lines little Krishna got the name, Makhanchor (one who takes margarine) because of this. Krishna is additionally affectionately called as Devakinandan (Devaki’s child).
Dahi Handi is praised to copy the taking of margarine by Krishna. An earthen pot containing margarine, ghee (drain fat), dry foods grown from the ground is hung at a tallness with the assistance of a rope. Vigorous men make a human pyramid and get on each other to achieve the pot and the break the pot. Later Dahikala (fixings in the pot) is disseminated among everybody. Dahi Handi festivity supports working in a group, hence implies the significance of cooperation.
History of Janmashtami, Dahihandi Festival:
Celebrated on the eighth day of Savana month, Janmashtami marks the introduction of Lord Krishna, a symbol of Lord Vishnu. The celebration is commended over the length and expansiveness of India, by individuals following Hinduism. Indeed, it is a vital day for Hindus. The festival continues for two days. On the principal day, the Raslila (move dramatization) is performed, which portrays the imperative periods of Shri Krishna’s life. The fun achieves it top at midnight stroke, when aarti is performed and bhajans are sung to adulate the Lord. Little youngsters are dresses as the youthful Krishna and his mate Radha. At that point there are legends and stories which are recounted on the event, they are for the most part associated with the historical backdrop of Janmashtami, which can be followed back to the antiquated period. Read the accompanying lines to get data on the historical backdrop of Janmashtami.
The historical backdrop of Janmashtmi goes back to thousand years. There are likewise a few legends and stories related with this celebration. On the off chance that you begin investigating the starting point of the celebration, you will wind up tuning in to a large number of old stories identified with Krishna and his introduction to the world. It is trusted that Lord Krishna was the incarnation of Vishnu, one of the three most imperative Hindu Gods. It is ordinarily trusted that he took birth for executing Kansa, the unreligious evil presence lord of Mathura and different devils, to build up a kingdom of peace, thriving and religion on earth and to spread the message of fraternity and mankind.
In his proclaiming to Arjuna in the Holy Bhagvad Gita he says ‘At whatever point the adjust of the universe is aggravated by outside impedance from any of its parts, at that point I uncover myself as the Power of everlasting adjusting. For the security of the individuals who are in congruity, and the amendment of everything disharmonious, I incarnate myself at each crossroads of time.’ So, it is accepted that the type of God will return back on earth for the foundation of peace, religion and thriving in the public arena by and by when required. The festival of Janmashtami is likewise an approach to celebrate his heavenly deeds on earth for the humankind.
Antiquarians compute that the introduction of Lord Krishna backpedals to the Dwapar Yug. It is in the time of Visvavasu around 3227 BC when Lord Krishna was conceived. He was conceived on a dull, stormy night on the day eight day of the second fortnight of the period of Shravana which now compares to the long stretch of August-September in the Gregorian schedule. Conceived in the jail of Demon Kansa, from Kansa’s sister Devaki and Vasudeva, Krishna was announced to be the rescuer of humankind and the finish of Kansa even before his introduction to the world. Krishna, ideal from the day of birth showed that he was an uncommon youngster and there was phenomenal forces with him. All through his youth and immaturity in Gokul, he did numerous things which made individuals trust that he was a type of God. From that point forward, the general population of Nandgaon commended the introduction of Krishna as a day of fortune.
Indeed, even a huge number of years after his grand house, watch this day as a day of fortune and remember the introduction of Lord Krishna by fasting and devouring. Individuals trust Krishna to be a definitive guardian angel of the world. One who not at all like different divine beings, can be respected, as a darling, companion, divine master or one’s own particular kid. Individuals hypnotized with Krishna’s persona and deeds can be seen singing and moving for the sake of Krishna to time everlasting upon the arrival of Janmashtami. It is the profound confidence and dedication of individuals towards him that the celebration is as yet celebrated with an amazing privilege, delight and also happiness as it was commended a great many years back.