Dahi Handi - the pot of riches

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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. (AFP /Punit Paranjpe)

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. (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. (AFP /Punit Paranjpe)

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. (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. (AFP /Punit Paranjpe)

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. (AFP /Punit Paranjpe)

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A human pyramid of devotees fails to break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot containing yogurt, during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.(PTI)

A human pyramid of devotees fails to break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot containing yogurt, during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.(PTI)

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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. (AFP /Punit Paranjpe)

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. (AFP /Punit Paranjpe)

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Children dressed as Lord Krishna take part in Janmashtami celebrations in Patna. (PTI)

Children dressed as Lord Krishna take part in Janmashtami celebrations in Patna. (PTI)

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A group of girls formed human pyramid to break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot containing yogurt, during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.(UNI)

A group of girls formed human pyramid to break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot containing yogurt, during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.(UNI)

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An Indian girl in traditional dress dances during the Janmashtami festival celebrations at a temple in New Delhi, India. Janmashtami is the festival that marks the birth of Hindu God Krishna.(AP/Kevin Frayer)

An Indian girl in traditional dress dances during the Janmashtami festival celebrations at a temple in New Delhi, India. Janmashtami is the festival that marks the birth of Hindu God Krishna.(AP/Kevin Frayer)

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Priests performing abhishek of Lord Krishna at Radha Raman temple in Vrindavan on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami festival. (PTI)

Priests performing abhishek of Lord Krishna at Radha Raman temple in Vrindavan on the occasion of Sri Krishna Janmashtami festival. (PTI)

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Youths formed a human pyramid to break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot containing yogurt, during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.(UNI)

Youths formed a human pyramid to break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot containing yogurt, during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.(UNI)

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Youths formed a human pyramid to break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot containing yogurt, during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.(UNI)

Youths formed a human pyramid to break the Dahi Handi, an earthen pot containing yogurt, during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai.(UNI)

Updated on Aug 10, 2012 09:42 PM IST
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