The festival of Govinda commemorates the birthday of Lord Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The highlight of the festival, which takes place on the second day (Janmashtami), is the Dahi Handi. This is where clay pots containing butter, curd, and money are strung up high from buildings. Young males, referred to as "govindas", form a human pyramid and compete with each other to reach the pots, and break them open. This celebration represents Lord Krishna's love for butter and curd, which were the foods he most often enjoyed eating.
Forming a human pyramid is harder than it looks. These Govinda Krishna Janmashtami photos show how a group of young guys in Mumbai go about it.
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|Second Layer||Falling Down||Regrouping||Trying Again|
|Third Layer||Last Layer||Success||The Pot is Smashed|
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