Twenty three strikes and nonetheless nothing. The younger devotee put in each ounce of his vitality however could not break the laborious as nails dahi handi, exhibits a video from Maharashtra as nation celebrates Janmashtami.
Dahi Handi competitions, which is a part of Krishna Janmashtami pageant, are celebrated on a grand scale throughout the state.
A dhol performs within the background as the person climbs the human pyramid, and takes over from a person who appears unable to interrupt the handi.
He then launches himself into the train and goes about hammering the handi with full gusto. The claps get louder as the person, wearing a shirt and denims, raises the depth of his efforts. However makes no headway. After 23 blows, he shakes his head, stops and gestures that this would possibly not break.
On Thursday, Chief Minister Eknath Shinde introduced that ‘Dahi-Handi’ will now be recognised as an official sport within the state.
Dahi-Handi is a ritual by which devotees of Lord Krishna recreate the well-known act of ‘Maakhan Chori’ or butter stealing which is likely one of the many mischievous acts from the Lord’s childhood tales.
Janmashtami is widely known by Hindus to mark the start of Lord Krishna, the God who’s the embodiment of playfulness and innocence.