PONDA: The Vazekar Gramaysya Mandal at Shiroda celebrated the traditional Dendhlo festival with great enthusiasm and new committe was also elected.
Every year on the third day of Diwali , the villagers in Ponda Taluka celebrate a unique tradition called ‘ Dhendlo ‘. They worship Lord Krishna , a god associated with pastoral life and cowherds.
The villagers also worship cows and in every courtyard one can find a miniature cowshed constructed using cow dung.
Devotees also build an idol of Krishna out of material including hay and leaves and the ‘ kareet ‘ fruit is used to symbolise the cows. Replicas of cooking utensils fashioned from cow dung can also be seen in this cowshed.
The devotees along with youths visit door to door with chanting song “De Dendhlo Paus Shenlo.”