Itwara Navyuvak Mandal Dahi Handi in Nagpur for Janmashtami (Gokulashtami) 2013 will be a women-centric Dahi Handi where the teams participating in the event would comprise only the women. In 2013, Dahi Handi celebrations will be on August 29.
This year, it is the second Dahi Handi competition for women organised by the Itwara Navyuvak Mandal. The mandal is organizing it this year too and hoping for more entries than last year.
There is a prize money of Rs 11,000 for all the teams that register with Itwara Navyuvak Mandal for Janmashtami Dahi Handi competition whereas the winning team would get Rs. 1,11,111.
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.
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