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Krishna janmashtami celebrations Human pyramids formed to celebrate dahi handi in Mumbai

Amid chants of 'Govinda Ala Re', Thane and Mumbai celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna on Tuesday to mark the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. This is a trend that goes back to the time when Lord Krishna as a child used to make such pyramids and break open pots of butter hung up in all the houses. Thus, this festival is a way of reliving the mischief and pranks played by Lord Krishna.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 15 August 2017, 07:46:16 PM
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Amid chants of 'Govinda Ala Re', Thane and Mumbai celebrated the birth of Lord Krishna on Tuesday to mark the occasion of Krishna Janmashtami. This is a trend that goes back to the time when Lord Krishna as a child used to make such pyramids and break open pots of butter hung up in all the houses. Thus, this festival is a way of reliving the mischief and pranks played by Lord Krishna.
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Thousands of Mumbaikers poured into the streets for 'dahi handi' festivities with youngsters moving around the city in processions and breaking pots filled with butter or curd, hung at a considerable height, to win prize money.
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Devotees form a human pyramid during celebrations to mark the festival of Janmashtami in Mumbai
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Thane’s dahi handi has earned a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records