Today, 29 August is Dahi Handi. Dahi Handi is a popular sporting event organised during Janmashtami (Gokulashtami) in Maharashtra cities – Mumbai, Thane, Nagpur, Solapur, Pune, etc and in Goa.
Dahi Handi is celebrated on the next day of Janmashtami. This festival attracts thousands of enthusiastic people from all over Maharashtra to Mumbai and Pune where the celebrations reach their peeks.
Nowadays Dahi Handi or Gopalkala has become compulsory ritual in Janmashtami celebrations. We can understand the importance and social significance of these festivals as that there are some professional groups involved with the celebrations in Mumbai and Pune.