Rakesh Kumar Celebrated Janmashtami festival at Our Home In Khatima Uttarakhand

In the Khatima, Uttarakhand, we celebrate Diwali, Dussehra, Lohri, Holi and Janmashtami in a big way. For Janmashtami, I used to visit the mandir jahaan bhagwan ko jhoola jhulate the aur doodh pilate the. I loved going there with my parents and brother. We would go at 1 am, take milk in small bottles and sing songs the whole night. It used to be a school holiday the next day. The best part of the festival was going to the temple at night. They are lovely memories.

In Uttarakhand Khatima, we have dahi handi. I remember we used to have a half- day at school and that too because we used to celebrate it there. While returning at around 10.30 am, we would see the festivities begin. I think, visually, it’s the most appealing festival in Mumbai and in a strange way, youthful, too. Now, as an actor, I have travelled across cities and I see, it has become an adventure sport fest, with prizes for various things like how fast they break the handi, how many attempts they make, etc. But it brings people from various age groups together, which is what a festival does ‑‑‑ bring people from different communities together.

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