Dahi Handi in a unique style was celebrated by a Friends Group at Juinagar. This festival is named as ‘Chor Dahi Handi’. Chor Dahi Handi is celebrated seven days before the actual festival. Chor Dahi Handi is a traditional festival celebrated in Mumbai. Friends group of Juinagar has been celebrating Chor Dahi Handi since the last seven years. On the occasion of Chor Handi various Govinda Pathaks participate in this event. The concept of Chor Handi is that all the participants get an opportunity to break the handi and instead of cash award trophy is distributed to all the participants. This is usually called as the dress rehearsal for the actual event on 14 August. Mangesh Mohite, member of the group says that this celebration can also be called as a cheer dahi handi for the pathaks. On this event the pathaks can check their physical fitness too for the actual event on 14 August. From young children to youth and even senior citizens were present during this event. With cameraperson Vinayak Dalvi, Vrushali Chitre for NMTV News.
January 5, 2008