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Dahi Handi festival


Dahi Handi ban: Government not anti-Hindu but against Covid, says Uddhav Thackeray

September 01, 2021 7:54 am

"Those who want to agitate should protest against coronavirus,” the Maharashtra CM said, adding that the Centre had specifically asked to avoid crowding during Dahi Handi and Ganesh festival.

Mumbai: BJP MLA defies government order, says ‘determined’ to hold Dahi Handi celebrations

August 31, 2021 1:54 pm

"Instead, just five persons will form a circle and break the Dahi Handi (pot filled with yoghurt). The pot will be kept at a lower height to ensure there is no crowd or violation of social distancing," Ram Kadam said.

Mumbai: 140 injured in Dahi Handi festivities even as celebrations remain low-key due to floods

August 25, 2019 1:47 am

Dahi Handi festivities conducted by prominent organisers, including politicians Pandurang Sakpal in Girgaon, Ram Kadam in Ghatkopar, Sachin Ahir in Worli and Sanjay Nirupam in Andheri, had either been cancelled or scaled down in view of the recent flood.

Pune: Refused donation, Dahi Handi revellers torch vehicle, part of parking lot gutted

September 03, 2018 5:38 am

Assistant Police Inspector Sandeep Yadav, who is investigating the case, said, “The building does not have CCTV cameras. However, we managed to retrieve footage from a nearby shop that shows the four men moving near the building. We have arrested them,” said Yadav.

Mumbai: Mandals rush to get insurance cover ahead of Janmashtami celebrations

September 01, 2018 2:55 am

To avoid any mishap, a few mandals this year have also decided to refrain from celebrating Dahi Handi festival. Krishna Hegde Pratishthan, which has been organising the events in Vile Parle for the past four years, decided not to form human pyramid this year.

Dahi Handi: SC asks Bombay HC to hear plea against age, height cap

August 01, 2017 1:58 pm

The apex court had on August 17, 2016 refused to relax conditions put by the High Court like barring youths below 18 years of age from participating in 'Dahi-Handi' festival in Maharashtra and capping the height of the human pyramid at 20 feet.

Bombay HC seeks reply from state on Dahi Handi height restrictions

February 18, 2016 1:04 am

The state-appointed committee, headed by BJP MLA Ashish Shelar, was formed to submit recommendations on the issue, keeping in mind strictures passed by courts.

‘Find a rule to bar minor govindas’

August 09, 2014 1:24 am

HC asks state to act on ‘urgent basis’ so that lives of govindas can be saved.

Mumbai celebrates 'dahi handi' festival

August 10, 2012 4:37 pm

Thousands of Mumbaikars celebrated 'dahi handi' festival amid chants of "Govinda ala re".

Dahi Handi celebrated with fervour in Mumbai,Thane

August 22, 2011 5:56 pm

Every year,the dahi handi festival is held to celebrate Janmashtami.


Visulally impaired students celebrate Dahi Handi festival in Mumbai

September 05, 2015 8:03 pm

Visually impaired students from different schools join in the Dahi Handi festivities in Mumbai on Saturday.