Jai Durga Krida Utsav Mandal (Jai Durga Bahu-udesh Kirda Mandal), Sonegaon Dahi Handi in Nagpur will be on August 29 for Janmashtami (Gokulashtami). In 2013, Janmashtami date is August 28.
More than six women teams may participate in Dahi Handi of Sonegaon. According to the organisers, “Nagpur should catch up the Mumbai’s spirit of involving women in Dahi Handi events”.
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.