Govinda aala re: Dahi Handi celebrated across Mumbai marking birth of Lord Krishna

 Govinda aala re: Dahi Handi celebrated across Mumbai marking birth of Lord Krishna

Spectators watch as people form a human pyramid in a bid to break a dahi-handi, a pot which is suspended in mid-air, during Janmashtami celebrations, a festival that marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna, in Mumbai. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

An Indian Hindu devotee (bottom L) falls during an attempt to form a human pyramid in a bid to reach and break a dahi-handi (curd-pot) suspended in the air during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna, in Mumbai on September 6, 2015. Participants receive prize money by constructing a human pyramid tall enough to enable the top person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

Participants who form the human pyramid, often referred to as 'Govinda' receive a certain prize money if they are able to reach the Dahi Handi and claim the contents after breaking it. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

Indian Hindu devotees take a vow before forming a human pyramid in a bid to reach and break a dahi-handi (curd-pot) suspended in the air during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna, in Mumbai on September 6, 2015. Participants receive prize money by constructing a human pyramid tall enough to enable the top person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

Dahi Handi is one of the most popular festivals in India where thousands of devotees take to the streets to form the human pyramids and break the 'handis' which can be found in almost every locality in the city. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

Indian spectators watch as Hindu devotees attempt to form a human pyramid in a bid to reach and break a dahi-handi (curd-pot) suspended in the air during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna, in Mumbai on September 6, 2015. Participants receive prize money by constructing a human pyramid tall enough to enable the top person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

Spectators watch and record the Dahi Handi celebrations in Mumbai. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

Indian youths from the Chhara Community ñ the denotified tribes (DNTs) of Chharanagar - form a human pyramid in an effort to reach and break a 'dahi-handi' (curd-pot) suspended in the air during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna, in Kubernagar area of Ahmedabad on September 6, 2015. Some seven teams of the Chhara Community, which was labeled as a 'criminal tribe' by the British during their rule, participated in the event. All Boy's teams failed in their efforts hence the organisers at last gave a chance to a 'Combined Girls' team and for them the height too was lowered. AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKY

Youth from the Chhara Community, the denotified tribes (DNTs) of Chharanagar which was labeled as a 'criminal tribe' by the British during their rul, form a human pyramid in an effort to reach and break a 'dahi-handi' in Kubernagar area of Ahmedabad. AFP PHOTO / Sam PANTHAKY

(L) Women from Pallavi Foundation, Mumbai form a human pyramid to break the' dahi-handi', a curd-pot suspended above during celebrations of the Hindu festival of 'Janmashtami' in Amritsar on September 6, 2015. Dahi Handi event, which is popular in Maharashtra, is based on the legend of the child-god Krishna stealing butter from the house and is celebrated a day after Janmashtami. AFP PHOTO/ NARINDER NANU. (R) Indian Hindu devotees form a human pyramid in a bid to reach and break a dahi-handi (curd-pot) suspended in the air during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna in Mumbai on September 6, 2015. Participants receive prize money by constructing a human pyramid tall enough to enable the top person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

(L) Women from Pallavi Foundation form a human pyramid to break the dahi-handi in Amritsar. AFP PHOTO/ NARINDER NANU (R) Participants attempt to break the pot at an event in Mumbai. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

Indian Hindu devotees take a vow before forming a human pyramid in a bid to reach and break a dahi-handi (curd-pot) suspended in the air during celebrations for the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna, in Mumbai on September 6, 2015. Participants receive prize money by constructing a human pyramid tall enough to enable the top person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

Participants in a huddle before forming a human pyramid. The Dahi Handi celebrations have become competitive as the prize money to be received has increased. AFP PHOTO/ INDRANIL MUKHERJEE

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Updated Date: Sep 07, 2015 09:01:20 IST


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