Dahi Handi- The festival of Human pyramids
In Maharashtra state of India, during the festival of Dahi-Handi, human pyramids reach out and break a hanging earthen pot (known as Handi) filled with butter to celebrate Lord Krishna's mischievous side.
Organized teams (known as 'Pathaks') of people (known as the Govindas) compete with each other and travel all across the city to breaking the Handis and winning prizes.
1> Crowd at a Dahi-Handi event in Thane
2> A boy ties a weight balance to his hand used to break the Earthen pot, the 'Handi'
3> A Govinda team (Pathak) starts climbing the human pyramid
4> Collapsing Human pyramid
5> Collapsing Human pyramid
6> A Govinda breaks the earthen pot (Handi)
7> Members of a Govinda team stop on a road and have food.
8>Members of a Govinda team stop on a road and have food.
9> Attempting a Human pyramid
10> The Earthen pot ( Dahi-Handi) tied high above the ground that the Govindas break by making a human pyramid.
11> Collapsing Human pyramid
12> Collapsing Human pyramid
13> Collapsing Human pyramid
14> A child enjoys music played during the Dahi Handi festival
15> A Govinda jubilates after receiving a trophy from the organizers of a Dahi-Handi
16> A child enjoys music played during the Dahi Handi festival
17> A participant enjoys music during Dahi handi
18> Eco-friendly specs ! ! !
19> A Human pyramid
20> Attempt to form a human pyramid
21> Supporting hands for the Human pyramid
22> To cheer-up the crowds and the Govinda team water is sprayed using water tankers
23> A Jubilant Govinda after he receives a trophy and flower bouquet
24> Human pyramid attempt
25> A Govinda breaks the earthen pot (Dahi-Handi)
26> A child attempts to break a Handi
27> A girl with a band which declares "Govinda has arrived"