Dahi Handi 2023: Today is the festival of Dahi Handi, know how and why this festival is celebrated after Janmashtami

Dahi Handi 2023: According to Hindu calendar and Panchang, Shri Krishna was born on Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month. That’s why every year on this day devotees celebrate the birth anniversary of Shri Krishna with great pomp. On the other hand, the festival of Dahi Handi is celebrated on the Navami date of Bhadrapada i.e. Janmashtami.

This year the festival of Janmashtami has been celebrated on 06 September 2023 and today i.e. on Thursday 07 September 2023, the festival of Dahi Handi will be celebrated across the country. Because on this festival ShriKrishna Janmashtami. Know why and how Dahi Handi festival is celebrated and what is its importance.

Why Dahi Handi festival is celebrated

Shri Krishna was very mischievous in his childhood. That’s why he was also called Natkhat Gopal. Many leelas are associated with Krishna’s childhood, one of them is breaking the pot and stealing butter. According to religious stories, Shri Krishna used to steal butter by breaking pots of neighboring houses in his childhood. That’s why he also got a name Makhanchor. Every year after Janmashtami, the festival of Dahi Handi is celebrated to keep or show this childhood of Lord Krishna. It is also known as Gopal Kala or Dahikala.

How to celebrate Dahi Handi festival (How to Celebrate Dahi Handi 2023)

To celebrate this festival, first an earthen round pot (handi) is filled with curd or butter and hung in height. After this, the team of Govindas tries to break this handi by making a pyramid and the team of Govindas who break it are called winners and they are also given prizes. The festival of Dahi Handi is especially celebrated in Gokul and Maharashtra. But now the enthusiasm of Dahi Handi festival is seen everywhere. Dahi Handi festival is organized from city to village and towns.

Importance of Dahi Handi festival (Dahi Handi 2023 Importance)

Dahi Handi festival has special importance in Janmashtami. Because it is an integral and major part of Lord Krishna’s childhood pastimes, which is symbolically depicted in the festival of Dahi Handi. It is believed that,  The house where the pot is broken for stealing butter, sorrows never reside there and the house is filled with happiness.

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