Dahi Handi, which is the highlight of Janmashtami in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra has been somewhat dampened by the High and Supreme Court directives to maintain a 20 feet limit on the Human Pyramids. However, this will not curtail the faith and festivities of Krishna Bhakts on this most auspicious Tithi of the Hindu Calendar.
By Ashok Mehta
Following is a Shloka taken from the Krishna Ashtak chanting which, one can make Shri Krishna his or her Guru. The Mantra Chanting has to done using a Tulsi Beads Jala. There are no other restrictions or rules for the chanting of this Mantra.
The Mantra can be chanted as much as one wants. Krishna mantras don't need Diksha and this Mantra can be chanted by anyone.
Mantra: || ॐ वसुदेव-सुतं देवं कंस चाणूर मर्दनम् ।
देवकी परमानंदं कृष्णं वंदे जगद्गुरुम् ||
|| Om Vasudeva-Sutam Devam Kansa Chaanoora Mardanam ||
Devki Paramaanandam Krishnam Vande Jagadugurum ||
Another best Mantra for this Tithi can be seen here- Mantra for Janmashtami