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PHOTOS: Govinda aala re!

Last updated on: August 18, 2014 18:16 IST

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Janmashtami, which marks the birthday of Lord Krishna is being celebrated with much fanfare across the country. Across the nation, the festival was being celebrated with much vim and vigour, with govindas forming pyramids, all to get their hands on the prize – the handi. 

 A Govinda from a mandal breaks the Dahi handi, an earthen pot filled with curd, during Janmashtami celebrations in Mumbai. 

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Govindas in Mumbai form a pyramid to get to the top in order to break the handi in Dadar. All across the city different mandals tried to break the handi amid much excitement and celebrations. 

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Curd falls on the topmost members of a dahi handi mandal after they successfully break the earthen pot tied high above. 

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Bollywood actress and Bharatiya Janata Party member of Parliament Hema Malini garlands a statue of Lord Krishna during the celebrations in Mathura. 

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Children dressed up as Lord Krishna and Radha dance at Birla Temple (Birla Mandir) on the occasion of Janmashtami festival in New Delhi. 

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Hindu devotees take part in a religious procession during Shri Krishna Janmashtami celebrations in Allahabad.

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Devotees tumble as they try to form a human pyramid to break a clay pot containing curd during celebrations of Janmashtami in Mumbai.

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A little boy dressed as Lord Krishna looks on at the celebrations from a balcony away from the crowds in Mumbai's Dadar area. 

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Boys from a local mandal try to form a pyramid to get to the earthen pot tied above them. 

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Crowds cheer and applaud the govindas as they climb up the pyramid to break the handi. 


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