According to Hindu scriptures, Lord Krishna had started composing many Leelas from his childhood and was very dear to all Brajvasis because of his mischievous nature.
Shri Krishna loved to eat butter since childhood, so he used to steal butter from his house and neighbors’ houses.
To protect the butter from Krishna, Krishna’s mother Yashoda and all the Gokul residents used to keep the butter in a high place so that Krishna could not steal it.
To save the butter from Krishna, Krishna’s mother Yashoda and all the Gokul residents used to keep the butter at a high place so that Krishna could not steal it but all their efforts failed and Krishna along with some of his friends used to steal the butter.
Even today, in many states of India, on the next day of Janmashtami, Hindus and Krishna devotees repeat the incident of stealing butter by Krishna by celebrating Dahi Handi.
Dahi Handi Date & How To Celebrate
In 2023, Dahi Handi will be celebrated on 7th September and on this day all women put curd and butter in a pot and tie it on open ground or on a street at a very high place.
Many different groups of boys come to break the Dahi Handi, who try to reach the Dahi Handi by forming a human pyramid, while the women try to stop them by pouring water on them.
Nowadays, it has become a trend to reward the group that breaks the Dahi Handi and in some states like Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh, the reward amount can be from 1 crore to 10 crores.
For this event, people keep practicing to win the price of Dahi Handi by making human pyramids a few days before, and on this day Bollywood celebrities, politicians, and big personalities are invited through pandals.
Dahi Handi FAQs
Q. Can Dahi Handi be climbed with a rope or a ladder?
A. No, in this event Dahi Handi is reached only by making a human pyramid because Lord Krishna also used to make a human pyramid with his friends to steal butter.
Q. What is the highest price of Dahi Handi in 2023?
A. In 2023, the maximum price of Dahi Handi will be 1 crore, but this price may also increase.