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Dahi Handi Turns Political As Uddhav Thackeray Vs Eknath Shinde Enagage In Show of Strenth In Thane

“After almost two years Dahi handi is back in Maharashtra and so are the jubilations and celebrations. Especially in Mumbai and Neighbouring regions, Dahi handi is no less than a sport. Every year hundreds of Govinda pathaks (group of young people playing Dahi handi) come out on Dahi handi and try to build human pyramid by standing on top of one another and break the pot which is called as handi. This is a replica of game that Lord Krishna used to play with his friends. What initially began as a community celebration, Dahi handi in Mumbai has increasingly become commercial. With political backing and organizers pouring in money, the Dahi handi competitions have become cash rich. The prizes too are very lucrative, the cash prizes sometimes go into Lakhs. This time however, it is the neighbouring district of Thane which is in focus for Dahi Handi. For two reasons

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