Males form a human pyramid during the Govinda festival.
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Mumbai is one of the best places to celebrate the festival, whether you want a spiritual experience or something more exuberant.
The ISKCON temple at Juhu has a special cultural program. Alternatively, you can follow the fate of the city's Govinda groups as they scramble to form human pyramids and break open pots filled with curd, at dahi handi competitions all over Mumbai on August 10. The stakes are high, with substantial prize money provided by companies and political parties.
Where to catch the action? There are around 500 Govinda mandals across the city. Some of the biggest ones can be found at Dadar and Worli, in central Mumbai. According to this news report, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan will appear at the immensely popular Shri Sankalp Pratishthan dahi handi competition at Jamboree Maidan in Worli. Rumor has it that Akshay Kumar will also be there to release a trailer of his upcoming film.
See a group of young guys from a local Mumbai neighborhood make a human pyramid in this Govinda Krishna Janmasthami photo gallery.