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Dahi Handi- The festival of Human pyramids

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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
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2> A boy ties a weight balance to his hand used to break the Earthen pot, the 'Handi'
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3> A Govinda team (Pathak) starts climbing the human pyramid
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4> Collapsing Human pyramid
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5> Collapsing Human pyramid
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