Most popular Dahi Handi Songs … Gokulashtami Special

Most popular Dahi Handi Songs

 

Dahi Handi is an Indian festival, celebrated every August, that involves making a human pyramid and breaking an earthen pot filled with buttermilk tied at a convenient height. This event is based on the legend of the child-god Krishna stealing butter. A participant in this festival is called a govinda or govinda pathak. It is mostly popular in the state of Maharashtra and Mumbai. It is part of the main festival Gokulashtami, which is known as Krishna Janmashtami in the rest of the country, and celebrates the birth of Krishna.

Every year thousands of people and hundreds of govinda teams gather at Mumbai and Thane’s Dahi Handi events. The festival is quiet popular due to lucrative prize money running into crores.

In 2012, a mandal called Jai Jawan Govinda Pathak from Jogeshwari, Mumbai, made an entry into the Guinness World Record by forming a human pyramid of 9-tiers 43.79 feet (13.35 m) at the Dahi Handi event held in Thane; the previous record was held by Spain since 1981.

In 2012, over 225 govindas were injured with one casualty; this was higher than the previous year’s 205. This year in 2014, The Bombay High Court ruled that the minimum age should be raised to 18 years and height of the pyramid should be no more than 20 feet due to safety reasons. This was challenged by the organisers to the Supreme Court, which kept it on hold—allowing children above 12 years to participate.

Dahi Handi is not a blood sport, but it can cause serious injuries, and has even caused death, when people fall in the attempt. Normally, the persons who form the last tiers are intrepid children – the higher a person is placed, the lighter he needs to be. It is all about physics.

It was all fun, with the event meant to mimic Lord Krishna’s playful stealing of the stuff. After all, this event also known as Dahi kala comes a day after Krishnastami.

Here is the list of most famous songs of Govinda/ Gokulashtami / Dahi Handi

 

 

Lets celebrate this event with most popular songs of Dahi Handi. All the Govinda’s – Enjoy & Have a blast of Celebration… Please take care of yourself, we need you for next celebration and your family too.

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  • September 17, 2014 at 3:01 pm
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    Indian festival & Hindi cinema has a very deep bonding with each other.As,we Indians have song for every festival.These songs list is focusing Janmashtami festival which add fun and entertainment in our festival.Also,give us several choices from 80-70’s songs to latest Go Go Govinda to play..

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