Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

Sep 04, 2018, 19:15 IST
  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan was present at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ram Kadam's Dahi Handi celebrations at Ghatkopar, Mumbai. Religious institutions, political leaders and Govinda mandals took part in the Dahi Handi celebrations which were marked by frequent chants of "Govinda aala re". All pictures/Yogen Shah

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    The celebrations began amid strict vigil by personnel from the Mumbai police who were out on roads to ensure compliance of the Bombay High Court's guidelines on the age of participating Govindas (they should not be below 14) and insurance for them. 

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    Maharashtra BJP leader Ram Kadam said his team organised Dahi Handi in suburban Ghatkopar and followed all laid down procedures. Varun Dhawan danced and enthralled the crowd that had gathered to watch him at the event at Ghatkopar

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    Actor Aayush Sharma who is gearing up for his Bollywood debut was spotted at a Dahi Handi celebration in Thane. The Dahi Handi celebration was organised by MLA Pratap Sarnaik in Thane. Several organisers roped in celebrities to pull the crowd in their Dahi handi events

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    The Dahi handi ritual is part of the Janmashtami festival in Maharashtra, where youngsters (called Govindas), dressed in colourful attire, make human pyramid to reach an earthen pot containing buttermilk and suspended in mid-air and break it. Aayush Sharma gave a shot at breaking the Dahi Handi at an event

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis visited the Dahi Handi celebration organised by Kadam along with minister Vinod Tawde, MLA Ashish Shelar, MP Kirit Somaiya and actor Shekhar Suman among others. Shiv Sena MLA Prakash Surve, NCP leaders Sachin Ahir and Pratap Sarnaik, among others, also organised the popular event in different parts of the metropolis

    In picture: Aayush Sharma presented a trophy to female Govindas at the event 

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and megastar Amitabh Bachchan wished people on the occasion through posts on Twitter. BJP MLA Shelar said that he visited several dahi handi celebrations in the city but before that went to meet Chirag
    Patekar in the Holy Family Hospital and offered him financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh

    VJ Anusha Dandekar was spotted at a Dahi Handi celebrations at Thane

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    A competitive 'Dahi Handi' festival was also organised in Mumbai for the visually-challenged people on the auspicious occasion of 'Janmashthami'. Several teams showcased their never-say-die attitude as they danced, sang and participated in the festival despite being visually-challenged. Teams of boys and girls were also seen forming pyramids, which is a ritual in every 'Janmashthami' celebrations

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    The ISKCON temple in suburban Juhu celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna and organised a mega event to mark the occasion. At the event, actor-turned-MP Hema Malini and actor Gracy Singh paid tribute to the lord with their classical dance performances

    In picture: Bollywood actress Kiara Advani was at the Dahi Handi celebrations in Thane organised by Pratap Sarnaik

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    The Radha Gopinath temple of the Indian Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) at Girgaum in South Mumbai on Sunday started its three-day-long Janmashtami celebration with fanfare and enthusiasm

    In picture: Kiara Advani with Parisha Sarnaik

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    The theme of Janmashtami celebrations at the Radha Gopinath temple this year is "makhan chor" set in the backdrop of Rajasthani art, culture, murals, palace scenes and origami paper decorations made by children and devotees. The temple management said distribution of more than 3,000 kgs of 'varai halwa' as `prasad' (offering) was underway to devotees visiting the temple.

    In picture: Bollywood actor Jackky Bhagnani danced at the Dahi Handi event organised by Pratap Sarnaik In Thane

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    The Mumbai police cautioned revellers against making high human pyramids and advised Govindas to wear safety gears to avoid any injuries while falling during attempt to break pots. "Break Dahi Handi. Not Your Head. Let your being on top of the world feeling not get shattered by unnecessary carelessness! #AwareGovindaAalaRe #WearSafetyGear," the police tweeted

    In picture: Jackky Bhagnani tries his hand at breaking the Dahi Handi at Thane

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    The Disaster Management Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) remained alert to deal with any eventuality, while hospitals were asked to keep medical staff on standby. In the past, several Govindas were injured after falling off human pyramids

    In picture: Actor Armaan Jain at a Dahi Handi event in Thane

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  • Janmashtami in Mumbai: Varun Dhawan, Anusha Dandekar, Kiara Advani celebrate

    Areas like Dadar, Worli, Wadala, Ghatkopar, Andheri, Lokhandawala, Borivli, Kandivli, Jogeshwari, Mulund and Vile Parle were hotspot of Dahi Handi celebrations. Female Govindas also hit the streets in large numbers and broke Dahi Handis

    In picture: The cast of Mitron movie - Kritika Kamra, Jackky Bhagnani and Shivam Parekh

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The birth of Lord Krishna was rung in with religious fervour and gaiety in Mumbai with colourful 'dahi handi' celebrations which saw enthusiastic participation by youngsters. Bollywood actors like Varun Dhawan, Aayush Sharma, Armaan Jain and others were spotted at various celebrations across the city

 

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