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Dahi-handi for Mika in Patparganj

Dahi-handi for Mika in Patparganj
The Delhi air last Friday reverberated with chants of ‘Hare Krishna Hare Rama’ and ‘Govinda ala re’ as the Janmashtami fervour gripped one and all. Amidst blowing of conch shells and beating of drums, worshippers offered prayers in decked-up temples and took out colourful processions to mark the birth of Lord Krishna.

With various celebrations across the capital, Chhatrapati Shivaji Samaaj Kalyaan Avom Shiksha Prachar Samiti organised ‘Govinda Ala Re Matki Phod Programme’ at Utsav Ground,  Patparganj. The festivity was marked by a grand Bhajan Sandhya and a Matki Phod programme. Renowned singer Mika Singh added a touch of glamour by not only participating in breaking the
dahi handi
but also by giving a grand performance at the programme making him the centre of attraction.

Dahi handi is associated with the mythological tale of Lord Krishna’s boyhood trick of stealing butter from a suspended earthen pot. Govindas (young men) form a human pyramid to reach the dahi handi put up at a height and try to break it in a bid to win prizes,’ said an elated Mika.

The popular Matki Phod programme was organised in a unique way in its ninth consecutive year in Delhi with the matki hung at a height of 51 feet. All the six teams tried their best out of which three teams comprised of girls. All participants of the winning team were awarded with cash prizes by the organisers.
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