Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Top places to visit in India during Dahi Handi

Dahi Handi Places In India: This day is celebrated with much fanfare and enthusiasm across the country. Let’s take a look at some of the most prominent places in the country where Janmashtami is celebrated in full spirit.
Janmashtami 2019: Top places to visit in India during Dahi Handi Janmashtami 2019: Top places to visit in India during Dahi Handi
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The most happening time of the year has officially kick started. Last week India celebrated the happy festival of Eid, Raksha Bandhan and the Indian Independence. Come this Saturday and we’ll all be painted in the colours of Janmashtami. It is easily one of the most vibrant festivals that we have and it typically falls in August or September. This year we celebrate the birth of “Kanha” on August 24th. 

 

Who can ever forget mentioning ‘Dahi Handi’ when we talk about Janmashtami. This fun activity is carried out amongst groups. Dahi or curd is filled in an earthen pot and is tied at a height. Everyone who is participating makes a human pyramid to reach up there to break the handi. This day is celebrated with much fanfare and enthusiasm across the country. Let’s take a look at some of the most prominent places in the country where Janmashtami is celebrated in full spirit. 

 

(Also Read: Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Date, time and shubh Mahurat for Krishna pooja)

 

Mathura 

Krishna’s birth place is one of the most iconic places to be at during this period. Needless to say the place is buzzing throughout the year with devotees flooding the place and marking their presence. It was here in Mathura that Devki gave birth to Krishna on a stormy night. Celebrations takes place in two parts - Ghatas and Jhulanotsav. Krishna’s murtis or idols are bathed with curd, honey and ghee. The whole of Mathura is decked up and readies itself for the larger than life celebrations. 

Vrindavan 

Vrindavan is about 15 kilometers away from Mathura. This is considered to be the place where Krishna apparently grew up. It is also a place famous for Krishna’s raas leela with Gopis and Radha. Celebrations in Vrindavan start 10 days prior to the main day. Temples, streets are decorated and the whole city is lit up with sparkling lights and diyas. 

Gokul 

Another prominent place in Krishna’s life is Gokul. It was the place where Krishna was taken immediately after his birth. He grew up in Gokul with his adopted parents, Yashoda and Nanda. The entire stretch from Mathura - Gokul and Vrindavan is worth taking a trip during Janmashtami. You get the complete essence and vibe of Krishna and get to know so much about all his growing up days.  

Dwarka

Dwarka is known as Krishna’s kingdom. The name came from the word “dwar” meaning door, also known as the pathway to moksha. It is believed that the city submerged after Krishna’s death and was rebuilt six times, the current city is the seventh version. The entire month of Shravan is dedicated to Krishna and Dwarka is lit throughout. Not just this, it is also one of the four dhaams for all the Hindus. 

Mumbai 

If you want to see the raw energy of Janmashtami then you have to come to Mumbai. The city is lit up on this occasion. Mumbai as we all know is a melting pot of all cultures. Large groups participate in the fun celebration of dahi handi which is tied at madenning heights with millions watching the event. 

Udupi

If you’re looking for something more artistic and poetic then you must definitely take a trip to Udupi during Janmashtami. Major dramas and street plays are performed enacting the various stages of Krishna’s life. Major pr*ocession with baby Krishna’s idols are taken around the decorated city. 

Jhunjhunu

Probably the only place in India where Muslims also celebrate Janmashtami. Dargah of Narhar is one of the most stunning places to visit during this festival. A 3 day festival is held here and during that time, many dramas, skits and performances are also performed lighting up the entire mood of this place.  

Manipur

The festival of Janmastami is known as Krishna Jamma here. It is celebrated in a very larger than life manner with devotees going all out. The Shri Shri Govindajee capital is quite famous and something that you can definitely not miss. These are places that you have to visit once in your lifetime during Janmashtami.

 

(Also Read: Happy Krishna Janmashtami 2019: Gokulashtami Wishes, Messages, Status and Quotes for Whatsapp and Facebook)

 

Do you know of any more places? Comment below and let us know. 

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