Ranchi gears up for Dahi Handi programme on Krishna Janmasthmi
By Abha Manakatala - Fri Sep 04, 2:26 pm
On the eve of Sri Krishna Janmasthmi,Ranchi based Sri Krishna Janmasthmi Samiti members took stock of their preparation to conduct -Dahi Handi-programme.
The programme,marking the Ashtami of Krishna Paksh or the eighth day of the dark fortnight in the month of Bhadon,is to be performed by the devotees.They are supposed to follow a tradition of the Brij or Braj where Bhagwan Krishna is believed to have often broken milk pots of cow maids.
Since this was a wrong doing,He was duly punished by His mother Yashoda,according to the traditional belief.To commemorate this act of Bhagwan Krisna , his devotees plan to enact the same play to mark the celebrations.The play has a plot.
The organisers hang a pot carrying curd up in a pole.The devotees are expected to break it.Whosover tries to break it is met with water showered by ladies who act as milk maids.