Dahi Handi - the pot of riches

Updated: Aug 10, 2012 19:08 IST

Indian Hindu devotees form a human pyramid to break the dahi-handi suspended in the air during celebrations of Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna. Men and boys receive prize money by constructing a human pyramid till it is tall enough to enable the topmost person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it.(AFP /Punit Paranjpe)
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Indian Hindu devotees form a human pyramid to break the dahi-handi suspended in the air during celebrations of Janmashtami, which marks the birth of Hindu God Lord Krishna. Men and boys receive prize money by constructing a human pyramid till it is tall enough to enable the topmost person to reach the pot and claim the contents after breaking it.(AFP /Punit Paranjpe)

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