Billions of Mumbaikars trooped on to anchorage here Weekday to keep the Dahi Handi festivity.
Amidst rainproof safeguard, teams of ‘Govindas’ went around from one place to other, melodic, dance, throwing ornament and construction weak pyramids for the accolade ornamentation many metres above.
One Govinda unit managed to bod an eight-tier pyramid at the Sankalp Pratishthan in Worli, unionised by Parson of Propose for Construction Sachin Ahir.
Another succeeded in structure a nine-tier pyramid in Borivli in northwest Metropolis.
The mouth for the day’s festivities was set when the rank ‘handi’ was roughened at Madhav Wadi in Dadar amidst blasting cheers.
Despite demanding area measures by most mandals, at least 20 Govindas were wounded after toppling from statuesque hominal pyramids, ranging from quintuplet to octad tiers, at different Dahi Handi events.
At many places, organisers had for the opening example arranged device belts pledged to cranes which salvageable the Govinda at the uppermost tier from down when the hominine pyramids collapsed.
This assemblage, mega-prizes streaming into Rs.1 crore and above were conspicuously missing and replaced by more smaller amounts, ranging from Rs.25,000 to a minuscule over Rs.1 lakh by varied organisations.
Massive crowds turned up in Thane for few of the greatest world Dahi Handi celebrations at Parson Jitendra Awhad’s Sangharsh Pratisthan, including a Govinda aggroup from Espana; Shiv Sena legislator Ravindra Phatak’s Sankalp Pratisthan and his lot workfellow and legislator Pratap Sarnaik’s Sanskruti Pratishthan.
In City, a vast circumstance was held by Congress legislator Avatar Hegde with an actor zen of Bollywood celebrities at Vile Parle.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena legislator Ram Kadam’s Mitra Mandal in Ghatkopar, stratified among the top organisations, and Leader Congress Recipient legislator Prakash Surve’s Dahi-Kala Utsav in Kandivli also attracted immense crowds.
The fisherfolk of Worli unionised a unanalyzable, conventional Dahi Handi festivity with a lot of diversion, disclosure and eating, patch an all-women aggroup of Gopikas collective a monument at Paushtik Dahi Handi Mandal in Goregaon.
A 89-year-old mandal in Dadar, among the oldest Dahi Handi mandals in the city, saw several third-generation Govindas winning object in the celebrations, with their fathers and grandfathers watching and cheering them.
There are 1,000-plus sizable Dahi Handi mandals, and another 2,600 teeny mandals also around 670 Govinda teams, recorded in the metropolis.
This twelvemonth, around 110 mandals had kept prizes of Rs.1 lakh and above.
A large of hotfoot of devotees was also witnessed at varied Krishna temples in the port, especially at the Sect tabernacle in Juhu where celebs queued up with commoners for prayers since Sunday midnight.
This twelvemonth’s Dahi Handi is being famed low the overshadow of the Bombay Sopranino Solicit’s stringent restrictions, including frail pyramids up to 20 feet gangling, and ban on Govindas beneath the age of 18. The inflict was later stayed by the Dominant Hotel.