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Photos: Mumbai celebrates Janmashtami in style

Last updated on: August 22, 2011 19:24 IST

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Janmashtami, which marks the birthday of Lord Krishna is being celebrated with much fanfare across the country. Mumbai too witnessed enthusiastic celebrations, with youngsters forming human pyramids to reach a pot (dahi handi) located at a considerable height, often lured by attractive prize money. 

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Youngsters in Dadar form a human pyramid to reach the dahi handi.

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Not just men, but even women took part in the dahi handi celebrations.  

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Final instructions being delivered before the pyramid is formed to break the dahi handi.

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Women sing and cheer each other as they celebrate Janmashtami.

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Dahi handi celebrates the mischievousness of the young Lord Krishna, whose favourite task was stealing the butter stored by his mother Yashoda and other women in Gokul.

A boy atop the human pyramid successfully breaks the pot.

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A four-storey-high human pyramid at Dadar. 

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A child dressed as Lord Krishna waits to witness the breaking of the dahi handi at Dadar.

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A 'govinda' hangs on to the dahi handi as the crowd watches anxiously.

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By standers and govindas at the bottom of the human pyramid shout directions as the pyramid is built.

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Cameras catch the action as a sea of people look on.


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