Why Is Dahi Handi Celebrated On The Day Of Krishna Janmashtami?

Krishna Janmashtami

The birth of Makhan Chor or Bal Gopal is an auspicious occasion for most Hindus. Read this blog and know why we celebrate the Dahi Handi Utsav on Janmashtami. 

India is a country full of cultural values and festivities. A number of people belonging to various religions and castes belong here. Among multiple festivals, Krishna Janmashtami is an occasion that is loved by many. On this day, some devotees do puja shopping online while others are busy decorating their houses. 

Reasons To Celebrate Krishna Janmashtami

Hindu mythology states that Lord Krishna was the 8th incarnation of Vishnu. He was born for destroying the tyrant rule of King Kansa. Furthermore, Kansa was the brother of Krishna’s mother Devaki. The eighth day of the dark fortnight when Krishna took birth in the Bhadrapada month (August-September). He was the son of Devaki and Vasudeva. 

Krishna Janmashtami gives us a message of goodness and light in dark times. To celebrate such a joyous occasion, worshippers observe a fast and pray to Lord Krishna. They decorate their houses with diyas, lights and flowers. However, after the pandemic, devotees mainly rely on puja items online store. 

There they get maximum puja thali items and also a Bal Gopal wall frame. Moreover, some followers also perform Raslila which recreates incidents from the life of little Laddu Gopal. 

The Significance Of Dahi Handi On The Day Of Janmashtami

  • As per the rich Hindu tradition, Lord Krishna was very fond of curd, milk and white butter. He used to steal curd and butter from his mother and other neighbours. His friends also took an active part in this sweet mischief. Later, the villagers go and complain to his mother about his stealing habit.
  • After much effort, the villagers could never stop Kanhaiya from stealing curd and butter. Here’s when he got the name “Makhan Chor”. To celebrate this notorious trick of little Krishna, people organize Dahi Handi every year on Janmashtami. On this occasion, they make a human pyramid and break the earthen pot which is full of yoghurt. 
  • At home, devotees book pandits and worship bal Gopal gold wall photo frames. After buying puja items online, they offer them to the Laddu Gopal. In this way, Krishna Janmashtami comes to an end.       


Since Krishna Janmashtami is knocking on our doors, we know you want to buy Bal Gopal wall hanging frames online. Consider getting in touch with Puja Shoppe. They are a complete store of all puja samagri. Also, you can book a pandit for Janmashtami puja in Delhi-NCR. So, contact them today.

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