Mumbai, September 7: At least two ‘Govindas' sustained injuries in as many incidents during Dahi Handi celebrations as part of the Krishna Janmashtami festival in Mumbai on Thursday, an official said. The two are being treated at civic hospitals and are stable, he said. During the festival, Govindas or Dahi Handi participants form multi-tiered human pyramids to break 'dahi handis' (earthen pots filled with curd) suspended in the air.

The festival is being celebrated across the city, he said. While one Govinda was injured in central Mumbai, another was hurt in an eastern suburb as teams were trying to form human pyramids. Dahi Handi 2023: BMC Keeps 125 Beds Ready at Civic Hospitals To Treat Govindas if They Get Injured During Celebrations.

One of the injured Dahi Handi participants is being treated at the civic-run KEM hospital in Parel. The second Govinda was taken to another civic-run facility, Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar, he said. Krishna Janmabhoomi 2023: Devotees Celebrate Festival on Occasion of Birth Celebrations of Lord Krishna Across Country (Watch Videos).

Their condition is stable, the official said. As part of its proactive measures, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has kept 125 beds ready at civic-run hospitals to treat injured Govindas, he said.